Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JUL 19, 2003
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottled. Dark brown with a seriously red tinge. Not that much aroma. Sweet sickly strawberry or cherry flavour. Tastes like medicine or possibly cheery cola.
RobBestwick (583) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 15, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
woody and roasted malt aroma, porter like appearance, malty and toffee flavours with woddy undertones, quite a rich texture.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - APR 3, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Whoa! This comes in a red can and boasts it's the "original brown ale". Noticeably sweet (much more so than Newcastle Brown), dark and opaque. It's like a schwarzbier. Quite rich and malty. Excellent.
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brown appearence. Sweet & Malty. A good brown for those who wish to mix with another ale.
rauchbier (3553) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep ruby red , almost black with a poor head and moderate condition. Low aromas of dark malt, some roastiness in the mouth but slightly metallic with a coffee note in the finish. With 2.8% abv you would get more of a buzz from drinking coffee.
neilrichards (191) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2002
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Looks like coke, smells of nothing, and tastes of not much either. Not much point in ever having this drink - not one i ever want to have again!
leaparsons (7673) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mann’s brown is a little too creamy and sweet for my liking - almost like a milk stout. Not a favourite style of mine, but still drinkable.
RichardGretton (4154) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2002
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tastes like coca cola with a kick.
omhper (18759) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2002
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown, malty and balanced. Very good for being only 2.8%!
Oakes (11408) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 16, 2001
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2009 Re-rate. I originally had this in London, the re-rate is from the bottle in Hong Kong. Got it at CitySuper in Tsim Sha Tsui. Medium chestnut brown colour. The aroma has some brown sugar notes, some darker sugars, some grains. The palate is predictably watery, but has some malt complexity, in the form of light nuts and dark sugar nuance. Faint roast. It’s not a bad beer, especially for its size. It has a good mild character.