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 (11932) - 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 (1547) - 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.
MikeInOhio (3) - Dublin, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2004 does not count
1.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Reddish Brown. Not much body, a little thin. Too bitter for a brown. Flavors a bit complex for such a thin beer. Not well-balanced.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - APR 13, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark clear copper color with medium sized head. Smells like a hopped up red. Tastes nutty with a bit of smoke. Bitter hoppy finish.
duke33 (69) - Eldersburg, Maryland, USA - APR 5, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice reddish-brown color with a white head that dissipates almost as quickly as it is poured.
Very nutty taste with a sweet aftertaste. One of the better brown ales around.
sloth (2717) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - APR 1, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium sized light brown head, good retention and lace. Pretty brown/red hued ale. Nice chocolatey, spicey hop nose. Medium body. Chocolate, mild roastines and good hop flavor. Well balanced, full flavored brown ale. Medium dry finish. Been awhile since i had this. A well made brown ale.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish brown body with a diminishing white head. Strong caramel in the aroma with only hints of chocolate and coffee. Relatively light body with some creaminess, but is certainly not full. Sweet malt body with light hops only to balance. Fairly good, but not exciting. A different breed than something like GI Hex Nut.
eraserhd10 (226) - new haven, Connecticut, USA - MAR 20, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A nutty smooth roasty aroma and taste. Another fine entry by the boys at brooklyn brewery. Creamy hints of chocolate. Strong coffee. Sweet, sweet finish.