Lothore (618) - California, USA - APR 26, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A- A nice golden brown hue which is crystal clear. Pours with a small 1 finger head that dissipates quickly and doesn’t leave much lacing.
S- The smell is sweet, roasted malts, raspberry, and various light and sweet fruits.
T- Very sweet with a slight hop bitterness. Roasted malts are prevalent, very characteristic of an english brown.
M- Crisp and highly carbonated in addition to being somewhat viscous.
D- This is a highly drinkable brew. I could drink pint after pint.
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - APR 17, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle via trade with <A HREF=http://www.ratebeer.com/ViewUser.asp?UserID=3 target=blank>IrishBoy, thanks Richard!) Pours slightly hazy reddish-amber. Five fingers of lightly amberish off-white head recede to a foamy rocky cap. Aroma of caramel, vanilla and pine. Mouthfeel is smooth and shows a nice bit of heft for the style. Very lightly prickly. Flavor is a good dose of both malt and hops - light-medium bitterness overlays some caramel and vanilla maltiness. Lightly piney with a good pinch of bitterness through the finish. Good.
ChainGangGuy (4721) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 28, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Appearance: Pours a deep amber body with a large, pillowy, whiteish head.
Smell: Very vague aroma, yielding only small hints of pale malts and maybe citrus.
Taste: Incredibly faint flavor, I suppose the politest way to describe it is to use the word "subtle". Weak hop flavor, low bitterness. Watery finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: Disappointing. Nothing really grabs you, nothing intices you to drink beyond those first couple sips.
Skyview (5464) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Picked up a single 12-oz bottle at Brennan’s Country Farm Market in Brookfield, Wisconsin. Pours a hazy reddish brown amber brew with an average off-white head that slowly dissipates to a fine film and off-white ring top. Aroma of light caramel malt, a touch of toffee, flowery hops, and a tart berry character. Taste is medium bodied, light carbonation with some tart caramel malt and toffee. Finish is semi-sweet, a touch of fruity aftertaste with a dry citrus hop finish that slowly disappears after the finish.
bgburdman9 (861) - columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a cloudy brownish amber color. Aroma was slightly fruity and caramel maltiness. Flavor was really smooth and easy to drink. Pretty tastey amber.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 23, 2007
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Name: Poppy Jasper
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
hazy dark red, wispy dirty white head,
sweet caramel malt aroma with a light bready character and a touch of tartness,
tart caramel malt flavor, light earthy bitterness,
Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 2/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 4/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 10, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Northstar, North Beach San Francisco. Pours a rather dirty amber color. Some hop presence, toffee, caramel. Decent amber but really wouldnt need another
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - DEC 6, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle, no date. Thanks to Colin for this. Hazy red with brown highlights and a one finger beige head, fair retention. Aroma of toffee, light earth and citrus hops. Flavor adds a little bit of either stale malt or hops--I can’t really tell which. There is still the toffee and light hops, Little bitterness in the semisweet caramel finish. Low carbonation with a medium thin body. Not too bad--not that great, either.
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 9, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Carmel in color, moderate to large foamy sandy hued head, very nice lacing.   Soft malt nose, seems to be mildly sweet.
Hop aspect is minor.   Pale malt flavor, very slight cereal and/or cardboard.   Minor enough to where it doesn’t really
detract.   Little to no hop presense.   Light, fairly clean, easy on the palate.   I spoze as an English Style Brown thats why
its not that agressive or at least assertive.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Does sorta fall off at the finish.   Splains
why its fairly clean as not much lingers.   Light, quick to finish, but with some mild malt flavors.   Not bad, certainly worth a
hotstuff (4811) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 12, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Jack’s Bar in the Fisherman’s Wharf area. Small ivory smooth head that was fully lasting, transparent, nice looking lacing, fast-rising carbonation, and a brown hue. Nose was malty, light hop notes, crisp and clean. The flavor was malty lightly hoppy, lightly bitter, crisp and clean tasting Tingly mouthfeel and light-medium body. So-so for the style, but not one that I would go out of my way for.