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.
Dalle (1145) - SkÝrping, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown w. small head. Very malty flavour that goes on into the nice bitter finish. Notes of vegetables and liqourice. Ok palate...
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice almost coca cola like colour with small fine head. Aroma is malty with some caramel and coffee notes. Flavor has a nice roasted taste with a fine bitter finish.
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 23, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice color. Taste was like nuts blended in with wheat. Alshew. I enjoyed it very much. Yes I did--thatís what this was, an enjoyable taste.
Jine (896) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice. Nutty, almost almond-cashew. Heavy , but not syrupy/motor oil heavy you see with some beers. Very well done. Applause to Brooklyn Brewery.
henrik (41) - Ňrhus, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Nice fruity hoppy aroma. Lots of hops in the flavour for a brown ale. Unable to detect the malt that everybody seems to be talking about. But nevertheless, I find it to my liking.
imradioboy (23) - USA - AUG 22, 2004
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice smooth ale. Has a sweet, nutty aroma and taste to match. It also has that great malty flavor taht I like. I am a big fan of this beer and its sister brews.