stoutosaurus (157) - Clinton, Mississippi, USA - AUG 4, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a huge brown ale fan, but I’ll drink them from time to time. Nothing special here, that’s for sure. Seems to have a sentimental value for alot of people.
amosmoses99 (17) - CANADA - AUG 4, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
First had it in Newcastle itself so maybe I’m biased but I love this beer. Full bodied beautiful colour and a nice aroma. Very malty but not overpowering.
hopscotch (10075) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2003 This beer rocks... and has been doing so for a very long time. The beer is a beautiful brown/amber. The aroma is slightly floral and very malty. The flavor is malty, with a nice burst of almond liquor. Slightly more bitter than most brown ales I have tried. Finishes dry and a touch bitter. Very nice beer. Excellent brown ale.
snyderceo (7) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2002 does not count
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Something changed. Different product than I drank in the early 90’s.
djbuddha (90) - Many, Louisiana, USA - AUG 3, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I had heard a lot about this beer, but had never had a chance to try it. I was very surprised to find it in a local convenience store. I must say that I am quite impressed with it. Great dark color, great taste, and smelled excellent. Something I can definately drink more of if I can find it again.
labattblueleaf (225) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 29, 2002
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I was excited to try this for the first time as many of my friends rave over it. I found it to be average. I would prefer Honey Brown or Bell’s Big Brown over this. Maybe it’s just a tad too bitter for my taste.
007lund (92) - Ann Arbor, USA - JUL 28, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
The head is almost non-existent, and the taste is not very complex, but this beer is very smooth and delicious. A beautiful deep brown color, with a pleasant aroma. I prefer this beer to just about any other beer, although I have not yet had a great variety.
jpknight22 (171) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 28, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
OK, so I haven’t quite figured out what the rave is all about. I’d prefer this beer to most American Beers on any given day, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to find this beer. Not much to say about this beer other than it represents a sterotypical light brown ale. I think this is a beer suited for my college buddies who are acquiring a taste for something better and more original than Bud Light. But its a soild, drinkable, and consistently good beer so I will rate it that way.
bigbrew99 (14) - USA - JUL 27, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - JUL 25, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2003 Superb taste and excellent aroma. A good ale to drink with dinner, compliments many foods. Expensive, but well, well worth it. Strong flavor even after glass number 9!!! =) RERATE 01/09/03: I remember being way too drunk during my last rating. Good malty sweetness, nice head..not overwhelming, dryer than would be expected, and a nice ending bitterness.