Sammy (7716) - 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.
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Poured a dark brown with a tan head. Malty and nutty aroma and tastes. Average brown ale.
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On draft at Grace Tavern. Clear, dark brew, no head, no lacing - looks kind of like a flat cola. Mild and unimpressive - another example of why I should stay away from brown ales.
Nate (3445) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Menthol, mint, Ricola cough drops, malty. Dark brown-red with tan lacing head. Medium bodied with light medium carbonation. Starts with heavy malts, light smokiness, chocolate. Good hops acidity and bitterness. Light sweetness with herbal nutty finish and after. Dry after.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2004
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2004 A brown ale? This was pure crap. No real caramel taste, no real roasted taste, no real taste period. Very dissapointing.