blatantdream (78) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Tap at the Brooklyn Brewery. Not the best brown ale Iíve had by far but still pretty good. Great caramel-red color with a nice hop bitterness at the end. Tastes kind of chocolate-like reminding me a little of brown sugar and nutty. It s good and refreshing but nothing really special.
beerguy101 (5287) - Newark, California, USA - JAN 20, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color. Small sized tan foamy head. Aroma is malty, nutty and sweet. A medium bodied brown ale. Malts are fruity, nutty and sweet. Hops are floral and spicy. Nice brown ale. The nutty sweetness really shines in this beer. Itís fairly sweet, but is balanced by a nice dry finish. A very flavorful brown ale. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is sweet.
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Yep its brown.pours with a small head that disapeared fast.Aromas of chocolate and malt.Tastes of caramel, chocolate and nuts.A slight bitterness on the finish.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 8, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Barleyís Taphouse in Asheville, NC. Reddish caramel-brown in color. very creamy mouthfeel. This also has more hops than most ales of this style that I have had. usually, Iím not a fan of brown ales because they are just too mild. This makes me take notice. Aroma is slightly fruity in addition to the fine hop bitterness. Way better than average brown ale if you like this style.
Crockett (1010) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Red brown with a little off white head. Very slow moving carbonation. Toasted woody malt, sappy aroma. A bit of citrus carries over. Well balanced. Strawberry. Spiced bread crust. Light caramel. Chocolate. Apple and stewed pears. Nuts and buttery. Citric finish. Good little beer. Best before August 2004, whatever.
Radek Kliber (6520) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 2, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Quiet refreshing aroma: impressive amount of hopps blended with brown malts, some woody - chocolate touch. Rich yet subtle. Flavour follows path of aroma . It does not disappoint. Light ale, refreshing hop front, then some sweeter malts and at the end bitter chocolate. Full flavored, still light and refreshing. Perfect session beer.
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2004
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear, brown, tan head. Chocolate ice cream nose with some grassy hops. The weak flavor evinces a light sweetness, chalky, metallic tinge, medium bitterness, some chocolate/carob.
nyf (2) - Aalborg, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2004 does not count
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
35.5 cl bottle. Purchased at Salling, Aalborg. Imported by House of Beer A/S. Color is golden brow with a decent head. Aroma is fruity and refreshing, while the taste is darker and chocolatey... Overall, itís not what I expected and certainly not like any other brown ale Iíve had. Itís good, but needs balancing.
BearBrewer (86) - New York, east village, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
nice brown pour with a decent tan frothy head. Great aroma of caramel hops and malt. Chewy tasty mouthfeel.. some hops, brown sugar, caramel.
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice brown color with a decent head. Aroma is hoppier than I expected, with some roastiness to back it up. Flavor is nutty and chocolatey, with the hops coming in at the end. Pretty good.