LoveABeer (141) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2002
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smooth and mild bitterness flavour, not too bad.
jerohen (2179) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - AUG 29, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2004 Very easy to drink. Smooth taste with bittersweet finish. Nice beer.
IslandHaole (1228) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - AUG 29, 2002
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Like an intro to Brown Ales for the macro drinkers. I laugh that someone called this "Trendy", hell it was trendy over 20 years ago! This was one of my first non yellow fizzys so itís a sentimental favorite. Rather easy to find too.
TheGreatKen (76) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 28, 2002
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
My favorite beer. Itís different from other ales I tasted.
uglybastard (101) - Riverside, California, USA - AUG 27, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Big head fades down to a quarter inch bubbly layer. The body is reddish brown. Smells of slight chocolate and rock-candy sweetness. More chocolate with a strong helping of maple syrup flavor on the tongue. Iíd much rater have a petes. Oh and I agree with some others who wrote about this beer. Newcastle gives hangovers every time I partake of it. Usually bad headaches.
Braudog (6377) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of my traditional widely available favorites. Super dark red color and stellar head. Smooth taste without any extremes; just a nice little aftertaste.
scottyg (79) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
I used to like this beer a lot until I drank better brown ales. The aftertaste has me turned off lately.
mikenodak (150) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - AUG 26, 2002
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A little better and more reliable than the potentially skunky clear bottle.
OldJack99 (114) - USA - AUG 26, 2002
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good appearance, and had quite a few of these this summer and was much more impressed. They have no real flavors that stand out, itís a mild dark beer that what taste it has is really good. Iíll slam emí.
Brodie (540) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - AUG 24, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer wins me over by its pure drinkability (if thatís a word). You can get it at most bars, usually being your best option among a variety of American piss macro-brews. Sweet malt flavor supported by a minimum hop bitterness. Its not the most unique or complex beer, but its good and its reliable.