jjw2000 (72) - USA - MAY 25, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich clear mahogony color with a tan head. Somewhat sweet nutty and hoppy aroma. Smooth, rich, and roasted, the flavor is of caramel and some nuts. Initial malty sweetness tapers to a pleasantly bitter roasted nutty finish.
clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 19, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer pours very dark brown with moderate head that quickly disappears. The aroma is of hops with slightly malty undertones and hints of alcohol. Extremely smooth taste and very easy to drink. Hints of nuts in the flavor. Very good brown ale.
HoppedHead (106) - seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 17, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very unique beer, dark brown in color hoppy with moderate bitterness and a hint of chocolate, well done and worth drinking!
winterlager (101) - Orchard Park, New York, USA - MAY 16, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
As usual another very good Dogfish Head brew. So far haven't found one i didn't like. Wonderful sweet aroma, nice roasted nut and chocolate flavor. This is so smooth and enjoyable!
Eirikur (369) - hafnarfjordur, ICELAND - MAY 16, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2003 This is really a mix.
All the flavours collecting together. A smoky aftertaste is really dominating, and this is a fine allround ale.
Shag (2603) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 16, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not quite a brown ale as advertised. Aroma is malty and slightly smokey. Appeareance is brown, are you surprised? Flavor has a hint of malt and chocolate with a sour and slightly hoppy flavor. A good beer but not quite as flavorful as the Raison D'Etre.
slimjim (106) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 13, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nicely hopped, smoked flavor. An interesting brew. I liked it. It was a mix of an IPA, Brown ale, and a pale ale.
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - MAY 13, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
very rich,thick dark brown ale with a robust flavor with hints of roasted nuts. a great beer for a cold rainy day
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 11, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Roasted malts and chocolate, although this beer had a strange sour astringency to it. Some good brown ale characteristics but not many. On the same level as their pale ale.
BeaverBrown (245) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 10, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mahogany color with a small tan fizzy head. Smells like sweet fruit and alcohol. Taste carmel, alcohol and earthy.