amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2003
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very dark brown, sweet smell. Small, velvety head. Tastes almost like a Old Ale, strong, complex roasted notes. Hop finish. A really good beer.
UNCCTF (477) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 27, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rating #150!!! Mahogany coloring with a small off-white head. A very nice ale with a roasted mouthfeel perfect for a brown. Very good stuff.
haddon90 (1385) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 24, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown color with a thick creamy tan head. Roasted nuts spring from the glass, and some malt linger as well. Smooth, complex taste. Dry, caramel, malt, nuts, among other things. From the Brown Ale's that I've had, this is my favorite so far!!
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 18, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown-amber color. Fizzy aroma, white sugar (candy floss), malt, metallic, lightly hoppy. Quite dry, light mouthfeel, with a lot of caramel, some roasted malts and nuts, metallic. Average palate. Poor, IMO.
A big thank to Jens (Ungstrup), Jacob (Lövenlund) and Rasmus (Nørrebro Bryghus) for all the effort!
pjk33 (389) - Sligo - Curllsville Heights, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2003
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2004 Bottle. Pours a big head and the head retains pretty well with good thick lacing. Nose is actually pretty hoppy (maybe heavy on the Cascade hops?) with some sweet aroma, but not able to pinpoint what the sweet scent is. No body to this one. Those that call this a creamy texture are crazy. Watery and sort of blah with a sour and tart unpleasantly bitter finish. This is not a very good brown ale. It gets a little better as it warms (or my palate has been numbed). If you drink this one, try it at warmer temps. Completely overrated.
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - DEC 13, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
this brown ale of polished leather tones catches the light and wrings from it bright yellows and reds. the head is thin but perrenial and springs up anew with each pour. aroma is brown sugar toasted over waffles with a judicious squeeze of orange. nutty sweet taste of whole grains, a suggestion of coffee and praline, with a deliciously delicate sour note affecting cherries and corriander whispering through ginger bread. more citrus in the finish, like orange peel, and deployed in sufficient bitterness to give it a terrific balance. it has about as much articulation and boldness as you can pack into a medium-bodied session ale.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown with white head. Has that distinct Brooklyn nose. Fruity and caramelly. Carmel flavor. OK brew and drinkable, but nothing special.
CapFlu (4364) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 25, 2003
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
(Draught) Thin, white head and a copper body. Slight malt nose. Acetic malt and coffee mix. Poor.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 21, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chocolate malt aroma. Dark ruby-brown apperance. Malty flavors with decent hop balance. Standard brown ale, not great but not terrible.
3fourths (7801) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 13, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty much right in line with what a brown ale should smell like, a mixture of vanilla and caramel malt aromas. Good rich body and roasted coffee flavor. I'm not a fan of brown ales at all, but this is a pretty good one, just barely drinkable.