JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with ruby highlights. Thck tan head. Very malty tasting, with toast, bread, caramel and molasses appearing amongst a smorgasbord of dried fruits. Raisin, cassis, and plum. A touch of nuttiness also adds complexity. Has a touch of citrus and spicy hops rounding off the sweet malts. Great brew.
Borrrris (110) - LINDENHURST, New York, USA - MAY 16, 2005
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Major’s Steakhouse. One of the finest beers I have had the pleasure to meet. Small, tan head on a mahogany body with fine carbonation. Crisp, medium body. Nutty, malty, with enough hops for chacter but not to become assertive. Not a hint of "burnt" malt harshness or heaviness either. Compiments hearty food beatifully. BUY AGAIN? Oh, yeah
Jaedde (4) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2005 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The American brew I ever tasted (apart from "Budweiser"). What can I say? I was possitively surprised! I have since tasted several other Brooklyn brews, but the Brown Ale is my fave.
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 29, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Never got around to rating this before, because I knew I would have it again! A fine brown ale with a lovely chocolate maltiness and a nice American hoppiness. I have a feeling that you can’t really go wrong with Brooklyn Brewery - Garrett Oliver knows his stuff.
ancherrera (162) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautilful color, nutty, malty flavor. Nice bitterness to round it off Creamy, rich mouthfeel. Excellent Brown ale that I would drink agian and again.
JPDIPSO (5107) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 25, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown color with a moderate off white head. Sweet malty aromas with caramel, nuts and dough. Light chocolate and nuts in the flavor. Some mild floral hops balance. A very palatable brown.
stouby (4067) - Holbæk, DENMARK - APR 24, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, at home.
Mahogano-coloured with light brown head, quickly and almost disappearing. Fair lacings. Aroma moderate of roated malt with notes of chocolate and coffee and hops. Flavor moderate sweet and bitter. Light to medium body, watery, soft carbonated.
bsawatzky (153) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
i have definitely had better brown ales. lacking in complexity and depth and fairly easy to drink. nothing special here.
georgekillian (344) - Alabama, USA - APR 19, 2005
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
pretty good brooklyn brew, i’m not that big of a fan on brown ale, but this one is pretty good
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 18, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Quite tasty, but not overly complex. Nuts, chocolate, caramel. With some orangey, spicey hop characters. Tasty stuff, and a lot better, and less sweet, than other Brown ales, which i liked.