EdPaulsen (117) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 26, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
great anytime beer. tastes nice with a meal, chilled in the summer, or celler temp for a nice brew. had it on tap once where it tasted like a chocolate chip. bottled version pretty reliable, and i think really nice. not as sweet as the rogue one that is rated so high.
DrinkingbuddyD (129) - Warsaw, New York, USA - JUL 14, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown/red color. Nice creamy tan head. Wonderful nutty sweet aroma. Flavor consists of a nice blend of nuts, roasted barley, and chocolat malt. The chocolate flavor really becomes present in the aftertaste. Overall, it is a little watery, but very smooth.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 12, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
clear brown body. Nice head with plenty of lacing. Sweet, roasty, malt aroma. Nutty, sweet, roasty, chocolate flavors. Good balance and smooth, but a bit too thin.
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nothing remarkable. Almost clear brown ale with very little head. Nutty taste, like a Rogue hazelnut, but not as complex or as interesting. Had this in Ithaca.
DYCSoccer17 (3630) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 18, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
a VERY good nut brown. It has good bite, but not too much--has a mellow finish. Nice dark brown color, but the only drawback is the very small head. Either way, it tased great!
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 16, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
An excellent representation of the English Brown Ale style. Plenty of nuttiness to be found and little hops. Not watery in any way, unlike the Finger Lakes after which it is named. Disturbing label depicting an Elephant Man type face - could that be the brewer? A blend of malty and mild.
andy609 (143) - Auburndale, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 24, 2003
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 28, 2003 A friend of mine picked up a six pack of this up on a beer run last week and it was great. Heavy dark taste with hints of chocolate. Terrific brew.
jgb9348 (5681) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown in colour, and very sweet in the smell. The smell gives you no idea on the taste however. One quick sip will blow you away. The taste is completely nutty and strong. I think this tastes more nutty than a spoonful of peanut butter! I don't necessarily like a 'nutty' taste in a beer, but the beer definately gives you what the label says, so thats why my rating is so high. A good beer as the label implies, however I don't think it is a great beer for everyone! If you want a nutty taste, definately try this!
drunkymcbeer99 (1) - USA - JAN 18, 2003 does not count
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Delicious beer to have with a meal. Not too heavy and not too light. Just right with a great flavor that is subtle yet sweet and very smooth.
Sawicz (9) - USA - JAN 13, 2003 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is one of my favorites. A great taste and relatively smooth. It is a bit pricey even if you buy it in the region, but a fine Brown ale.