tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 16, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice strong malty, burnt toffee nose. Clear brown with a glimpse of white head that disappears quickly. Nice simple flavour balanced towards malt. Palate a wee bit thin with nice low carbonation. Never had a skunky one despite the clear bottle. Bottle (clear).
KarmanGhia (276) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 9, 2005 This has a nice woody taste with mostly a little maltiness and nearly zero hops. It has a nice dark brown color and it is complex in a subtle kind of way. I don’t have to be blown away with extreme flavors to be impressed. This is a subtle beer, one to start the night off with, but the flavors are there and they are fairly unique. The taste also varies wildly from situation to situation. This is an aspect of lower priced brews and it’s disappointing in that sense. Also, it’s quite a bit too watery.
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JAN 13, 2004
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2008 [bottle] Deep red color with thin white head. Not much of a distinctive aroma. Good crisp taste with little bitterness or aftertaste. Very easy to drink and very tasty.
monkeycmdr (18) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 12, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nothing particularly complex going on with this brew, but it's a solid beer, and it's often the best thing on tap, and brown ales are my favorite style. It has a nice color, which is probably its best feature; it's very drinkable and tastes good, although it's nothing spectacular, and the nose is nothing special either. A good solid beer, much better than most macros, but not world-class by any stretch.
IDogg (72) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2004
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2004 A wonderful beer that is great and different. Nice brown orange color with a good but not outstanding aroma. Taste is excellent, sweet and malty. Good strong aftertaste. A personal favorite of mine.
Foxbush (1833) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2004
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2004 Normal head formation but did not remain no lacing down the glass. Color was a deep amber that was very inviting. Taste was not malty or hoppy. It just was not very impressive. This was my second bottle and it was not very good.
sayravai (4707) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 5, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2004 Nice dark ruby color with almost no head. Aromatic, nutty, hoppy aroma. Woody and nutty, sweetish, caramel-malty flavor. Oily, a bit thin palate with moderate carbonation. Some bitterness in the finish, and a mild, slightly nutty and oily aftertaste. A decent brown ale, but doesn't have much character.
sdfink (30) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Licorice arona. Brown, reasobale body but think. Sweet finish. Malt taste.
SpringsLicker (3467) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 2, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This beer has been sinking in my ratings as I have had more brown ales. Somewhat thin but very unadventuresome for a brown ale. Average.
scoobyluv (511) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
brownish in color. does have a faint caramel taste. tastes a lot better when mixed with guiness in a blackcastle.