Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 30, 2003
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
I used to love this beer. It has a nice brown color. It has hints of caramel and a nutty flavor. It's way too thin. It needs to be a little more heavy. I can't drink it anymore. Last time I had it I though, "Oh my god! Hairspray!"
bac080 (398) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A better beer than you can get in most places. Still, it doesn't compare to a good IPA or chocolate stout.
guzzler (76) - AE, GERMANY - JAN 28, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reddish brown color and dissipating head. Faint hoppy aroma with a nutty/malty flavor and a hint of caramel. Pretty good, but a little too thin.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2003
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
reddish brown colour. mildly nutty malt aroma. a little doughy maltiness and caramel sweetness but the flavours don't seem to come out. average.
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The best brown ale I have had. Especially good on tap where the spice enhances the bitterness. Unlike most other brown's this beer does not have an aftertaste, which again makes it a superior brown.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 25, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice Brown Ale. A little flat for my liking and the flavour became somewhat boring after half the glass was empty. Smell was pretty good though.
rel3 (9) - USA - JAN 24, 2003 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
jonas (5996) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JAN 23, 2003
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: APR 25, 2013 Re-rate from bottle in a plane:
3 3 4 2 7
Bad sugar sirup aroma, toffee and butterscotch
Orange brown Low offwhite head
Lightbodied, sugar gunk and nuts
Lightbodied, lightning fast caramel finish. Utterly forgettable brew.
Old rating 5 3 6 2 10
Tap at The Arc, Munich
Red brown, nice off-white head.
Crackermalt, a bit roast, slight perfumed british hops.
Medium to light body, flatish.
Verne (263) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Ultra smooth, mild malt and no hops. Thirst quenching a very good beer on a hot dry day but a bit boring
Beerhound (16) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 22, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
As I pour it into my glass, the first thing I notice is the nice brown color, just as it should be for this style beer. There’s not much of an aroma, maybe just a subtle hint of hops. It has a mild smooth flavor, with a minimal aftertaste and a bit of sweetness from the malt. This is a pretty good beer, but somewhat boring flavor-wise. Very drinkable, though.