fuchebu (146) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is one of my early craft beer favorites. It has been eclipsed but it still rings true when I turn back to it. It's well balanced but not as malty as most brown ales.
Rib Eye (147) - USA - JAN 27, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A flavorful beer, though a bit too thick for my tastes. Nicely balanced though, yet still a bit hoppy for this malt lover.
argo0 (11124) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 22, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(draft) Clear brown-red with small tan head. Aroma is strong malty, caramel, mildly sweet, some roastiness. Tastewise, moderately sweet, very smooth with solid roasted malts and some caramel. Finishes with a mild bitterness. Very good session beer.
Sammys (428) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 15, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had I been handed this with a blindfold on, I'd have guessed that it was a porter, though it definitely has some brown characteristics as well, notably in the hops. Color is dark cherry red, light creamy hed. Nose is dominated by roasted malts and hops. Big chewy mouthfeel and great malt sweetness offset by coffee-like undertones and hops. Dry, complex lingering finishw with some hop bitternesss, coffee notes, and a pleasant malt sweetness.
jgb9348 (4296) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2003
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown in colour, no smell at all...full-bodied, but no taste!
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice tan head, nutty nose. Smooth and creamy malt taste with a decent hop kick at the finish.
nlanza (18) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2002
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smooth and creamy with one of the best mouthfeels Iíve had in a beer. The flavor isnít super-interesting, but the feel and the finish are so good that it doesnít matter.
SiddFinch (155) - Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malty with just a hint of nut. This is a really good, no frills brown.
pivo (2542) - GERMANY - DEC 5, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Handdrawn Cask: Light malt nose, dark cloudy color and a big foamy head. Tastes fruity, raisinz with chocolate tones and very little bitterness. "süffig". Extremely smooth with a full, round mouth. Mmmmm...
Aurelius (3728) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another impressive brew from Brooklyn. Cascade/centennial hop aroma, a little peppery and alcoholic. Very dark brown, but you can see through it. Khaki head that clings to the glass. Lots of dry dark malt, without the sweetness that most browns have. Complex and balanced, warming. Mouthy, with a lingering, biscuity dark malt and hop finish.