xray (50) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - OCT 29, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
29JUL05-Bottle. Pours a dark reddish brown. Small, short lived, thin beige head. Weak but pleasant sweet aroma. A very dry, weak, almost watery ale, even for a brown ale.
TINOZACCA (146) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 29, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a great brown ale. The body is thick with a nice dark color, and a nice lasting head. The aroma and flavor is all malt, and has a strong nuttiness to it. There is also some sweetness from chocolate. The aftertaste is strong and lasting with a nutty flavor. A very good November beer.
johndoughty (4862) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pleasant brown appearance with a quite sweet straight forward flavour.Nice but not very distinctive.
Hazmatt (363) - Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark brown. Nice head/lacing. Sweet aroma. Nice, malty sweet, somewhat nutty, well rounded.
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 19, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malt forward aroma is lightly nutty with notes of citrus. Clear dark brown body with low tan head that lasts well. Nutty, malt forward flavour with some herbal citrus notes and fair finishing bitterness. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Bottle sampled at a bar in Copenhagen around the corner from Øl Baren.
anders37 (22479) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a tan head. Has a malty aroma with some caramel and dried fruits, a little roasted tone too. Chocolate in the flaver and caramel and toffee. It has a bitter aftertaste and roasted aftertaste aswell.
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
nice sweet and ssmooth. easy drinking - nice mouthfeel as well . I’m going to enjoy ythis six pack
Ayumbomb (63) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 30, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was a solid beer. And the color was amazing (reddish brown). I will admit I was anxious about it being a brown ale, but the taste was so malty and delicious, I got over my misconceptions and superstitions and just enjoyed the flavor of NYC.
SB (334) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2005
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On Tap at Bites and Brews, PA
Pours medium dark brown. Malty Aroma. Small off white head. I picked up a fruity notes, and carmal notes from this brew, Smooth, easy finish no aftertaste at first. Bitter toward end. Very drinkable.
PorterPounder (7112) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Jax Beer and Wine - Atlanta, Ga - 12 oz bottle. Pours a medium copper with a thin, but persistent white head. Faint, but fresh toffee aroma. Flavor is slightly subdued with hints of coffee and chocolate and a slight caramel back end. Pick up some furity notes in the aftertaste. Decently thick mouthfeel. A decent brown ale.