ndow (5) - Rochester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 26, 2003 does not count
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A reddish brown color with a small head. smells fresh and clean.
good smooth yet sharp taste and it is not a filling beer.
SavMan (10) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 20, 2003
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Took trying with a few bottles to finally get a head off the pour. Has a nice toasted flavor, slightly sweet. Mouth feel was sedate. Finish was smooth with very little bitterness. This is the first ale I ever enjoyed.
jercraigs (9872) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 18, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can. Pours a dark red-brown, not much head. Flavour is slightly sweet, rough nutty malt. Have had it on tap and enjoyed it much more than this.
Reid (2336) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2003
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bought this in the usual ( damn near universal) clear glass18.6 oz bottle with "The One and Only" raised in the glass.
I actually like the appearance of this beer in my glass it is a nice warm brown almost deep ruby colour the head is small but lingers well..
However compared to the look the smell is ..not that good..cheap beer smell really.
Taste is average macro ..i was dissapointed I tasted Newcastle Brown on tap back in Scotland..it was a much more wholesome tase..this bottled stuff has some additives probably corn syrups not good in an English beer.
Still feels pretty good in the mouth not too much carbonation ..
Quyite a drinkable beer..but not at all great or even very good.
alcoholica (128) - Dublin, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red to brown in color. Bone colored, creamy and medium sized head. It tastes "a bitt nutty", and not very bitter. Sweet beer as most brown ales are. Finish is sweet and a very little hint of bitterness.
heemer77 (5295) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 10, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2004 Great amber color. tends not to scare away inexperienced beer drinkers who won't drink anything other than macroswill. My favorite bar just quit carrying this on tap!! What a disapointment.
kyzr (1382) - Montana, USA - NOV 9, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Toasted nose, color of light tea, average head. Nice toasted caramel malt flavor. Not much else to say after 700 ratings on this beer. Just a solid brown ale.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 5, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (why do they insist on putting this in a clear bottle???), pours clear, the color of ice tea with a small off-white head. Aroma is toasted dark bread with a little molasses, orange and brown sugar. Flavor is roasty malts, slightly astringent with a bold hop finish. Mouth feel is pleasant, light body for a brown ale with a nice carbonation.
thehoff (598) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice dark brown pour, from the bottle. No head at all. Not even whiteness at the top. Nothing. Nutty caramel sweet smell. The flavor is sweet and a little sour. Carbonated well. Caramel candy flavor. OK beer. Quite nice for a brown ale. Would take this over Sammy Smith Pale Ale any time. Smooth and drinkable.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - OCT 30, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
It's drinkable. Can't say anything that hasn't been said. Decent, but overrated and very thin. Inoffensive but lacking.