fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - APR 1, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber color. Pretty nice hop and roasted malt aroma. Good body, malty, roasty, hoppy (maybe just a bit acid). Equilibrated final, with roasted barley and bitterness.
Nuffield (3541) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2002
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The best beer I had here and undeniably a respectable brew. Very dark, though clear, and the thin head clung nicely to the glass. Not an overwhelming aroma, hinting at a Scottish ale, but on tasting I got a burst of deep flavors, as if they’re trying to label a porter an ale so as not to scare their run-of-the-mill-beer-drinking customers. A bit creamy with soft carbonation. Roasted, malty, hints of chocolate and a whiff of smoke, with a finish that ends with unfortunate notes of celery. A decent brew. (at Eden Prairie, MN location)
obxdude10 (1945) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty nice brown ale, mahogany in color, nice soft lacy head, excellently balanced, lots of hops in the nose & in the finish, some great malty sweetness in the flavors as well, pretty good dark/brown ale
stoutosaurus (157) - Clinton, Mississippi, USA - NOV 25, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Love this brown ale. Very tasty.
Braudog (5357) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orlando Beer Fest: Milky head, dark red color. Airy aroma. Coffee malted flavor. not bad.
slimjim (106) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Umm Umm good. A dark ale that hits the spot. Nice balance of malts and hops. A smooth beer I cant wait to drink again!
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 6, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Eden Prairie, MN, Draught - Light mohagany colorwith a dark cream head. Dark malt and toasty aroma. Dark malt flavors. Slight EToH kick that can distract. The best beer sampled at this location
Ernest (5896) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2002
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Body is dark brown.
lightly malty (roasted grain, nutty, caramel).
lightly sweet, lightly bitter.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - OCT 30, 2002
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Basically I thought it Was an over hopped stout. Went great with my sausage and steak. Nothing more can be said really. Almost pitch black color.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 25, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fairly dark with little or no head. Slightly sweet, but not very thick. Actually, kind of boring. One of the better brews Hops makes though.