vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 29, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Pint. Has a very dark brown color with some carbonation and little head. Smell is of sweet malts. Taste is also of sweet malts/roasted/smoked and finishes with a slight hop bitterness. Overall a very good beer.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 16, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown with ruby highlights in color and a small white head. Earthy and woody aroma liek they shoveled in the dirt from the farm too.Flavor is chocolately and spicy hops,stsrts sweet and finishes roasty.
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 28, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark color with a decent size head. Aroma is sweet and malty. Flavor is more subdued than I expected. Light coffee tones, moderatly sweet and malty, with nutty tones.
ukoolaid (576) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 19, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. It's dark cloudy brown with small head. Aroma is of sweet malt and sugar with a little nuttiness. Taste is VERY sweet with a lot of left over sugars. Malty enough to have a flavor underneath the sugar. Pretty good brown ale, but I need to remember this should be a dessert beer.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 8, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours with a dark brown body topped by a thin head with little lacing. Sweet, almost to sweet, rootbeer like malt aroma. Slightly sweet malt flavor with rootbeer like notes and a very slight hoppiness. Medium bodied and very smooth.
MaBeer1972 (1267) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 31, 2003
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very different "brown" than I am used to. Very dark almost purplish color. The flavor is very malty... malts rule here! Can't beat that brewpub-fresh taste either!
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - NOV 15, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nutty, sweet, and full. Reminds me of why I used to love brown ales so much. Wish I could say more, but I was getting pretty wasted by the end of this tasting session...suffice it to say that this was above average for this above average brewpub.