Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - JAN 31, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Burnt char, woody acidity, chocolate notes, dark and toasty, but too acidic, too burnt, too ragged, and not smooth.
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2005
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ NH’s brewpub. deep black with look and its gone small head. the malts have a briney, sea salty flavor, subtle dark-bitter chocolate, full viscous body. quite smooth and has a light finish. earthy and very little carbonation. agreed this could be a good session beer, especially if you don’t want any sweetness in your dark session ale...
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2005
2.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
On tap at the Nodding Head Brew pub, Philadelphia, PA. Dark brown hued English style brown ale having small white diminishing head. No discernable carbonation. Sweet malt aroma. Medium bodied that starts with slightly sweet malt and toffee flavor. Finishes with slight sweet malt aftertaste. No discernable hops and bitterness. A good drinkable malty session beer.
PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of my early favorites that I’ve lost contact with through the past couple of years. An extremely drinkable brown with a good malt flavor through out.
Sammy (8849) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 13, 2005
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
very drinkable session ale. I seem to have enjoyed it far better than people in 2003 and 2004. So perhaps they have tinkered with it. Rich malt with some bitterness. Dark brown and lace.
swirl (267) - collingswood, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice reddish brown color with an inviting aroma of roasted malt and some nuttiness. The taste is smooth but doesn’t last. Toward the end I was ready to try something else.
Arnoud (35) - Hawthorne, New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On handpump at the Nodding Head. Redish-brown with minimal head. Nose is roasted malt, caramel, nuts. Palate first seems silky but then noticably thin. Very beguiling beer as it tasted really good at first but by the third or fourth sip seemed not so good. Nutty and a bit too sweet. A very average and unadventurous beer.
Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice brown ale. Pours a nice dark brown and tastes very nice and malty. The nose is a little bit weaker, but nice. This was the best of the sampler that I had.
Grandpa (327) - Verona, New York, USA - DEC 22, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A brown ale that is true to style. It had a quickly disappearing head. Good malt flavor, slightly sweet, short aftertaste
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. I love a good, rich brown ale that does not taste like a porter, and this is one of the best that I have had. I could have a keg of something like this in my house and enjoy it to the last drop.