Duffbeer (192) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of the best brown ale’s around. Great flavor.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 17, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark garnet hue. Small beige head. Sweet malt aromas. Light sweet start, nuttiness is nice in the middle. Roasted grain, coffee, caramel. Awesome bitterness and hops in the finish. A really well balanced brew. One of my favorite browns.
hopscotch (8465) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2002
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2009 Bottle... This beer rocks!... I loved this brown ale. Very malty, but also well hopped. Well balanced. I dig brown ale and this one did not disappoint. One of my favorite brown ales!
Panzuriel (1242) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A good brown ale. Not terribly spectacular, but solid. Nice color, texture and head. Good aroma. Nice malty flavor through the aftertaste.
Davhgbrew (847) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Highly carbonated, very hoppy brown. This one had nice consistency to it, but strangely overhopped for a brown(not that I minded). I have another bottle of this, so I’ll give it another shot.
Drew (2413) - Kent, Ohio, USA - SEP 3, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
deep amber color. thick and nutty, some chocolate too. a nice long hoppy finish, along with some light toffee malt.
igneous1 (1486) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - SEP 3, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
rerate: definitely detect an almond flavor...this is even better the second time around.
nice hoppy aroma, flavor was mildly nutty and malty
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - SEP 2, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Big rocky thick-bubbled head, long-lasting with some lacing. A lovely pint. Nose is rather weak; expected hazelnut notes, no hops, soft sweet malt. Flavor mostly sweet, a little bit of creeping sourness though, medium body, overall just not exciting or interesting in any way. Some chocolate, some nuts; just not a lot, nothing overpowering or even sit-up-and-take-notice. Ehhhh.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
beautiful dark brown. sweet, nutty aroma. smooth malt and a silky mouthfeel. good amount of hops too. quite nice.
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - AUG 28, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2003 Clear, deep copper/red. Nice head and decent lace. Complex nose of chocolate, almonds, caramel, bit of hop acidity, pine, perfume and a flourish of mild malts. Something else in aroma i cant place. Nice medium-full, creamy body. Tasty, rich and deep malts, caramel, chocolate on the the palate making it a moderatly sweet tasting beer. The perfect amount of hops make this a very good and balanced brew. And for $6 a sixer, economically feasible as well:-) Must let this badboy warm up.