wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted in DC at RFD. Deep brown, small white head. Slightly Reddish hue. Floral well hopped scent. Nice spice undertones. Caramel, molassis sweet taste. Slight floral hop scent and taste. Slightly (but ever so) slightly bitter finish.
DEbeer (192) - West Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2003
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer is well balanced. I was pleased with the low hop profile and the easy finish. I think that it could be a little richer and maybe a little nuttier. The bottle I have is a little old, though, so fresh it may be much better.
brownaler (378) - Topsail Beach, North Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Has a dark brown appearence and a toasty flavor like Bass Ale, only richer with a dry finish. Good brew!
MaBeer1972 (1221) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 7, 2003
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a nice beer! Thick frothy head out of the bottle, with a deep reddish-brown color. The complex malt flavor is quite evident. Just hoppy enough for my liking. Another great brew from Brooklyn!
andy609 (143) - Auburndale, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 30, 2003
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rich nutty aroma with a hint of hops. Root beer colored body with a nice medium-sized head. Way too hoppy for a brown ale. The malts are okay, but are overpowered by the hops. Almost a stout-like aftertaste. An interesting brew, but not a brown ale paragon.
Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 14, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gorgeous mahogany color. Pale tan head. Decent lacing. Nose is malt and cocoa. The taste is a blend of coffee, chocolate, hazelnut, caramel and vanilla. The finish is malty, hoppy and slightly astringent. Richer and more complex than the average brown
BtownBrewer (91) - Belchertown, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 6, 2003
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium caramel color, standard foamy head. Pours still. For me this was too light on the malty and too heavy on the hoppy. The finish was too bitter and lasted too long. Not one of my favorite brown ales.
BBB63 (5609) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 25, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown color with some reddish hues. Average head, little lacing. Medium-bodied. Roasted, nutty, molasses, floral, blackberry and prune nose. Nicely complex for a brown ale. Malty taste with a good hoppy balance. Hearty beer. Creamy and lively mouthfeel. Very good brown ale, enjoyable, recommended.
Nuffield (3547) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 3, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was a very enjoyable brown. Malt presence in the aroma, loads of comfort flavors like caramel. A bit of head. Very enjoyable and a decent brown on the whole. (on tap, Brooklyn Brewery)
pondoshuffles (141) - Fitzroy Harbour, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 30, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nicely hopped Brwon Ale. Very complex aromas of chocolate and coffee combine with the hops to yield a great drinking experience.