beastdog75 (363) - Brick, New Jersey, USA - SEP 27, 2004
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very sweet, malty brown ale. Very "sniffable" brew: nice chocolate and spice aroma. Flavor had notes of chocolate, caramel, nuts, and some light citric hoppienss. Very enjoyable if youíre a "maltophile."
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 25, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hops and chocolate nose, some malt as well. Chestnut, a slight toffee head. Very woody taste, some malt and almonds. Light bodied, bitter. Decent.
Gorbalev (2943) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 20, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Buffalo Brewfest 04. Very dark brown colour. Slight nuttiness in aroma and taste. Lots of creamy malt as well. Nothing spectacular here, just a very good solid brown ale.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - SEP 19, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. A fair brown ale. Chocolate and nutty notes in the aroma. Body was a bit thin. Hopping was more than expected.
ShyRock (1) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 16, 2004 does not count
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A nice reddish-brown color. small Frothy head. Sweet Initial flavor with a light bitter finish.
hopdog (9059) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Poured a darker reddish-brown with a small off white head. Malty aroma and tastes with caramel and nuts. Good lightly sweet and lightly bitter balance. Creamy body.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Itís from Brooklyn so I wanted to give this great scores. Couldnít do it. The aroma was sweet, caramel, nutty. Yet there was a very unusual hint to the nose. The flavor was off. Sour and bitter with an unusual finish. Something just didnít seem right. Expected better.
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2004 Great Brown ale! Pours a nice reddish dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is nutty and malty. Taste is of nuts, toffee, roastiness, caramel, with a hint of chocolate. Moderately sweet, has a good hop presence. Mouthfeel is very full and round. Nice lacing and head retention.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: deep, rosy-reddish coppery hue, with a slim tannish layer of film atop.
Aroma: brown sugary sweet, notes of toffee and caramel, light, malty & pleasant.
Taste: hmmm....first of all, the neck label asserts that this asserts a higher hoppiness in contrast to the malt, but, oddly, thatís not how I found this brew. Quite the opposite. To continue, tasty mouthfeel, richly rounding the palate and coating it good, brief, but tasty hops, lush, chocolatey malt. Medium body, feeling thinner as we drain the bottle, with a simple, but assured finish.
Definiely tastier than the milder versions out there, (Iím talking about you, Newcastle)but not by too much.
davidCC (130) - New York, USA - AUG 30, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A small amount of caramel colored head, goes along nicely with the very dark brown color of this fine ale. Only downside is a little bit of a rough after taste, almost as though it leaves a residue on your tongue. Still wonderful taste.