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 (9733) - 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 (1373) - 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 (945) - Seattle, Washington, 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 (2411) - 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 (1506) - 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.
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 27, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear amber with deep copper hues. Brown it ain’t. Small, tightly packed tan foam. Easy carbonation. Aroma of bread dough, chocolate, caramel and wisps of grass and pine. Initially light and delicate. Moderately carbonated mouthfeel. Nicely malted with deep notes of chocolate, caramel, dark bread and hints of astringent roasted malts. Medium body. Hops build after the sip and through to the malty aftertaste. Solid resinous hop burps are surprising. Caramelized sweetness is handily balanced. Finishes hoppier with grass and pine notes intermingling with toffee coated walnut skins. Solid version, though on draft the hoppiness is more explosive.