dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 14, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great aroma sweet,malty,fruity,nutty, I donít usually care for brown ales, but this one is far above average.Itís even better on cask.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 12, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2005 browness...
Head sat thin w/ two eye-like bubbles staring into my eyes...
Aroma sung in fruity tones and nut-like..a tad of cherry & a tad of alcohol...
great hop intro transforming to fruity & roasty nuts..nuts in cherry sauce..this actually tastes a tad bit like some barley wines I have had of late?? anyway..I think it has a grand complexity for a brown ale..and the next thing I knew was that my glass was empty..and I only bought 1 12oz..Iím out of town..and will never be able to get this for a long time..Iím sad
sarie99 (49) - San Francisco, USA - AUG 4, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet and malty aroma. Flavor is malty with a bitter finish (very very slight rubber band flavor at the finish). Highly carbonated. Dark amber in color.
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is another very solid brown ale. A little on the dark side for a brown ale, but good flavor and texture make it a great 1st beer.
rcarroll2 (28) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2002
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
very complex, but a bit over-bearing, love the aroma created by the dry-hopping
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - JUL 23, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A decent dark beer that does a good job of mixing coffee and chocolate flavors. Excellent cost-quality ratio.
Aggie80 (776) - Michigan, USA - JUL 22, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I was pleased with this beer. Dark with a nice mild chocolate that is hidden a bit by the hops. Good head and nice lace on it. Good stuff and one that I will have when the opportunity arises.
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 20, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I had this a couple months after the reccomended date on the bottle, I dont know how much that matters. Has a nice malty aroma but its a little weak. The flavor is similar, has some good hints of flavor, but as a whole its rather weak and plain.
chuck99 (10) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2002
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Best brown this side of the Atlantic!
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUL 14, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A gem in the hell hole that is Lewisburg PA and the Shangri-La camp site. rich malty aroma, burgundy color, incredibly complex malt taste. hops work brilliantly. One of the best browns I can think of. I got so excited about this beer that i passed out with a pizza box on top of me.