larsniclas (5848) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled at DBF 2004.
Brown with a chocolate-aroma.
Rather lively with a sourish, spicy and chocolate-flavour.
madsberg (10593) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled @ DBF2004: Dark red/brown coloured. Chocolate brown head. Malts and fruit accents in the aroma. Flavour has notes of cocoa, malts, some hops and a slight fruitcharacter. Ends up light bitter.
fasteddieIX (55) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark with a small brownish head. Nutty aroma, with flavors of nuts, toffee, and malt. A bit like Newcastle, but more refined, and, in my opinion, better. Worth a try.
JagerQueen (123) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 26, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a rich brown color, like warm chocolate. A light, foamy head with an strong toffee and smokey aroma. Tastes like an unsweeted, slightly bitter melted toffee, nutty chocolate mix. A little bitter, but very good.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark ruby brown with a white creamy head. Malty aroma of burnt sugar and toffee. Malty flavour with notes of almond, toffee and burnt sugar. Medium bitter finish with a hint of almonds.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - APR 25, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a very tasty brown ale, with just enough to satisfy and tease your palate to want another glass. Nice deep dark brown appearance with a puffy tan head. The flavor is lightly nutty upfront and in the aftertaste, with some rich chocolate and cocoa and a little bit of toasted coffee taste in the finish. Tasty.
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - APR 24, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(draught) deep brown with light brown head that faded quickly. Nutty malt aroma. Slightly sweet roast malt flavor with hints of coffee.
Lubiere (10696) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
TAP-Brown ale, with a faint malty aroma. Very nice nuts in the mouth with caramalized malts, slightly acidic, medium bodied.
Beaver (1390) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 20, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 22, 2004 The Brooklyn Brown poured ruby-brown with a big, fluffy, light brown head that showed excellent retention.
The aroma was nutty chocolate with a slight fruity hop note.
It was medium bodied (a little on the thin side) with nice carbonation. The taste was a surprisingly big fig flavor initially with lots of chocolate and nuttiness. It had a crisp, very subtle bitter, and slight metallic finish.
Overall, a nice, drinakable brown ale. It reminded me of a cross between a New Belgium Abbey and a porter. Thanks to Probiere for the trade!
spoon816 (4) - USA - APR 15, 2004 does not count
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice aroma. Has a great coffee/chocalate flavor. A bit bitter aftertaste, but very enjoyable nonetheless.