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3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChazyRPh (582) - Chazy, New York, USA - AUG 6, 2004
bottle...slightly murky light mahogany with a medium tan head. Malty aroma (brown sugar), and also some roasted hints. Beginning has a little hop essence leading to a roasted malt middle yielding a nice dark chocolate bitter to finish. This is one of my favorite styles, and a good representative.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 25, 2004
Hazy mahogany brown in color with a large off-white head. Acidic, citrus aroma with subtle fruit and toasted malt notes. Hoppy yet mellow malt charcater.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ross (2052) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAY 14, 2004
on tap at some diner in southern vermont. this is a brown ale? damn- that is news to me. i seriously thought this was an ipa. dark in color, hoppy smelling. hoppy taste, very bitter. goes down like an IPA, and i consumed it in large amounts like it was one. this was a damn fine beer that was the best beer i had on my trip. (although not the best i bought i believe).

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 9, 2004
Unfiltered brown. Pours nice brown with decent tan head. Nice roasted malt and chocolate taste followed with warm hoppy alcohol bite. Thanks OldGrowth.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
freekyp (1462) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 6, 2003
Cloudy dark chestnut with small but resilient tan head. Tart flavor lasts througout as does a lite nutty flavor. Long sharopy bitter and very dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TerryB (8) - Calais, Vermont, USA - DEC 3, 2003 does not count
Kind of muddy red color, pleasing aroma. Nice hop bitterness finishes off a fairly malty taste. Has a lot of similarity to Long Trail Ale/ OC Copper / other alt-German type ales I've tried. Hallertau hops in this? I really enjoyed this one.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
redlem (1296) - Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2003
A reddish brown color, dark but not opaque, medium creamy lasting off-white head. A west coast/ English hop aroma( Northdown?) This is a brown?, more of a west coast amber. Still I liked it but it is nothing special. a homemade label if you like that.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 7, 2003
Dark copper brown color with a thin lacey white head. Aroma is of thick chewy caramel and some roasted malt. Body starts syrupy, but thins out due to a lack of carbonation. Good sweet caramel malt presence and a crisp, lightly hoppy finish make this a respectable brown ale.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 6, 2003
Good mahogoney brown. Hazy. Not much head. Good nutty aroma, but allowing beer to warm is definitely recommended to fully appreciate. Fairly hoppy for a brown ale. Some coffee notes.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SimonPatrice (312) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 2, 2003
Reddish hazy brown color, almost no head. Edgy flowery hops. Good hops presence, really aromatic, well balanced. Chocolate in the finish? and grapefruit zest.


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