Sammy (10555) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2005
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
not much taste and from a bit of bitter and malts. Aggressively carbonated. Ok with food, medium mouthfeel with a spot of nuttiness.Skunky aroma, it may have travelled about but was always kept at good temperature, and before expiry date.
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAR 9, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2008 [12 oz. bottle] Clear red/brown pour with a very thin and fizzy tan head. Aroma is slightly sweet and malty with a nutty undertone and a slight hint of citrus I believe? The flavor is a nice nutty beginning with a sweet middle and a smooth malty and nutty finish with a warming hint of alcohol. Not a bad brown ale.
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 7, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet, malty brown ale. Very simple flavor; but fits the style very well. Slightly nutty flavor, but nothing that stands out.
PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A fun brown ale that delivers what a brown should and nothing more. Flavor has a hint of vanilla in it that adds to the nutty body. Good but not great.
eve (240) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 25, 2005
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich golden brown color, aroma of dried fruit sprinkled in just a little brown sugar and baked. Flavor remarkably more balanced than I would guess from the sweet aroma, self-possessed hop underpinnings to balance the nutty toffee flavor.
Garrat (1323) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From A Bottle.Chestnut brown in colour,small head.Aroma of toffee and malt,taste of malt,hops and brown sugar,too sweet for me.
cphbeerking (154) - København K, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Unmistakable dark ale nose and a full, highly satisfying burnt ale taste -- this is a neat brew indeed. It’s so tasty and morish that I found the bottle far too small. I wish I had a double-up to follow this one up. Cheers again to Brooklyn!
ukoolaid (579) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 9, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Very dark brown with a tan/brown head. Aroma is of sweet malt and a little hop. Taste is much the same, with a rich smooth malt taste giving way to floral hops in the finish. Very nice.
ClarkVV (5129) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 6, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draught at Anam Cara Feb 2005. Ruddy brown color, tans and mahogany tinges throughout, transluscent body and a small off-white head. Smells of brown sugar, caramel, raisins and light barley. Flavor is sweet, lightly sticky texture, with vanilla and an ever so slight amount of coffee. Medium-light body is my biggest complaint, but for a sweeter, dark malted session type ale, it’s quite good. Moderate carbonation, low hops profile.
steve23mj (273) - Essexville, Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep copper/red. Nice head and decent lace. Nose is complex of chocolate, almonds, caramel, bit of hop acidity, pine. Nice medium-full, creamy body. Tasty, rich and deep malts, caramel, chocolate on the the palate making it a moderatly sweet tasting beer.