michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2002
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
very dark, with a dark heavy taste. Nutty with a lite hope taste.
zach8270 (3047) - Henrietta, New York, USA - DEC 1, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2008 [draft at Rock Bottom Pittsburgh - Homestead, PA] Nice rich color. Nutty taste with a hoppy finish. Very smooth and pleasant.
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown, thin white head. Smelt of oats, floral hops and sweet caramel. thin, watery mouthfeel, but a nice smooth, nutty flavor with a mild hops profile. Not too bad, but nothing stellar.
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 29, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On cask at the brewery. This is dubbed "Cuyahoga River Water". Opaque medium brown ruby, creamy off white head. Aroma is malt, chocolate, toffee, caramel, apricot. Flavor is less complex and is molasses, chocolate, malt, bitter.
cheap (3657) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Rock Bottom in Pittsburgh. Nice big creamy head like chocolate mousse. Great to look at. Not quiteopaque but almost. Very lovely appearance. Creamy aroma of whipped cream! Makes me attracted to this brew before I even taste it. Some roasted stout or porter attributes in the flavor. Stronger than the other rock bottom brews Iíve had. Has a slight alky bite to it that is absent in their other beers. Good example of a dark beer, dark in taste but not offensive. Friendly yet impressive. Good beer. Much better than Saranac Brown ale and is almost as good as east end fat gary. This is much darker than most other brown ales Iíve tasted. Not too sure if this is in the correct style.
ravidesai (940) - Bombay, INDIA - JUN 28, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
nice brown colour, not much head,
sweet malty brown with a nutty character
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Watery, some nut flavor, not particularly memorable.