BtownBrewer (91) - Belchertown, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 6, 2003
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium caramel color, standard foamy head. Pours still. For me this was too light on the malty and too heavy on the hoppy. The finish was too bitter and lasted too long. Not one of my favorite brown ales.
Nuffield (3772) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 3, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was a very enjoyable brown. Malt presence in the aroma, loads of comfort flavors like caramel. A bit of head. Very enjoyable and a decent brown on the whole. (on tap, Brooklyn Brewery)
BBB63 (6396) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 25, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown color with some reddish hues. Average head, little lacing. Medium-bodied. Roasted, nutty, molasses, floral, blackberry and prune nose. Nicely complex for a brown ale. Malty taste with a good hoppy balance. Hearty beer. Creamy and lively mouthfeel. Very good brown ale, enjoyable, recommended.
pondoshuffles (141) - Fitzroy Harbour, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 30, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nicely hopped Brwon Ale. Very complex aromas of chocolate and coffee combine with the hops to yield a great drinking experience.
winterlager (101) - Orchard Park, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a nice brown ale, very nice chocolate mixed with a nutty flavor. Smooth and creamy.
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAY 27, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2003 Pretty nice brew bro,Good head/some great lace glazing.Somewhat tranceparent, deep amber.Hits w/ a very roasty chocolate bite(perfect hoping)somewhat dry finish.Great quality finish that lingers in the mouth.These guys do have a couple of solid beers now people.Thin but full flavored.Has that brooklyn "taste" that works for a couple of there efforts.Nutty & ever so slightly smoked/roasted.
jjw2000 (72) - USA - MAY 23, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep ruby color with light tan head. Strong and rich aroma of roast-caramel with some hops. Starts nutty and with some caramel and continues to a hoppy middle with the caramel flavor lingering. Finish is also lightly hoppy,
roasted, nutty, with a pleasant clean bitterness. Somewhat watery texture does not detract from my impression - fits the
flavor quite well.
MaBeer1972 (1420) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 7, 2003
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a nice beer! Thick frothy head out of the bottle, with a deep reddish-brown color. The complex malt flavor is quite evident. Just hoppy enough for my liking. Another great brew from Brooklyn!
Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 14, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gorgeous mahogany color. Pale tan head. Decent lacing. Nose is malt and cocoa. The taste is a blend of coffee, chocolate, hazelnut, caramel and vanilla. The finish is malty, hoppy and slightly astringent. Richer and more complex than the average brown
andy609 (143) - Auburndale, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 30, 2003
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rich nutty aroma with a hint of hops. Root beer colored body with a nice medium-sized head. Way too hoppy for a brown ale. The malts are okay, but are overpowered by the hops. Almost a stout-like aftertaste. An interesting brew, but not a brown ale paragon.