BrewEd (182) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Attractive ruby brown in color. Stong Malt & Molasses aroma. Slight initial hops flavor is quickly overwhelmed by rich roasted malts and caramel. Excellent beer - right now this is my favorite brown ale.
WabashMan (1013) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 7, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really a very nice example of a brown, in my opinion. Good aroma, a nice flavor, and good overall color.
fasteddieIX (55) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2004
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark, slightly translucent brown, with about a 1/2'' head. A malty aroma is complimented by flavors of caramel, burnt sugar, and hops. Quite comperable to a scotch ale, and generally, very, very good.
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 17, 2006 Pours a nice dark brown color with a merangue looking beige head. Slightly sweet, yet mild aroma. Does taste hoppier than it looks . I still taste the carmel maltiness but there is enough hops in the end to make this beer interesting. I really like this
pjk33 (389) - Sligo - Curllsville Heights, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nice dark rootbeer/cherry cola color. The head comes out lumpy and frothy staying for a nice long time and with great sticky lacing... this one may be good. Nose is coffee and sweet malt, not much hop aroma although this beer is supposed to be rather hoppy...? Taste of coffee and nice slightly bitter finish of sweet caramel and a burnt sugar taste - good! Mouthfeel is full- bodied and finely bubbled - nice, nice beer!!
crazyvin (1963) - New York, USA - FEB 1, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet caramel nose with hints of hops. Great mahogany color with a thin tan head. Sweet caramel flavor with notes of hops and the finish.
SpringsLicker (3156) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 1, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is an unusual Brown Ale. The beer pours with a smaller head than would be anticipated from a Brown Ale. The Caramel and maltiness is there, but I was expecting more hops from the "India" part. Not quite a Brown Ale, not quite a dark IPA. Different, but a beer that I better with each tasting.
biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 30, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice looking beer...Aroma was also very nice heavy with caramel. Flavor wasa bit tough to place and not what I was expecting. Very full body that carried the rich flavors of this brew quite well.
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JAN 28, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A brown ale with a small head.Heavy on th e malt with hints of nuts and caramel.The finish stayed with u for a lil while.Not a terrible brew but not great either
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 25, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2004 dark ruby brown in colour with a thin tan/gray head. Rich roasted malts in the nos and just awesome malts and hop balance in the flavour. Very easy to drink and very fun