apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 12, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A rich, brown brew with a quickly dissipating head. Crisp and dry and nutty with a hint of caramel, sweet malts and coffee in the finish. Nice and smooth and easy to drink, although nothing is particularly striking, except the coffee in the finish.
Silphium (3161) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown nectar indeed. Pours dark brown, with sweet malts and a distinct hazelnut flavor, as oh-so-subtely suggested on the bottle. However, the flavor seemed to thin as the bottle was drained. A good beer, but I've had better browns.
shaeffbser (70) - Vail, Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2003
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
hazelnut color and cream head. Aroma has a hazel-chocolate and a gramcracker smell. Tastes a little like a gram cracker, with good hazelnut. Mild carbonation.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow. Can you say hazelnut. This is a very good beer but unless you like hazelnut flavoring, this may be a bit much.
zathrus13 (1704) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 23, 2003
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not much aroma or head. Nice brown color and not as sweet as I thought it would be. Toasted/Roasted flavor.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 23, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Not an over-abundance of aroma. Dark Brown color. Roasted malt flavor. Complex but not overwhelming. Clear finish.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 22, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Given the accolades it has received here, I suppose I expected a bit more than this thinnish brown ale happened to offer. It had its moments, but never approached anything resembling greatness.
vtmobile (42) - Alabama, USA - MAR 22, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful rich deep red-brown beer. The hazelnut tones are not overwhelming, but subtle and linger in the palate after the beer is down. Small lasting head, moderate carbonation. The palate is complex, a rich nutty flavor with a coffee base and a little sting in the back of the throat. Long lasting nutty palate with a lingering aroma of hazelnut.
VAYankee (327) - Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2003
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A dark brown ale with a foamy off-white head. Upon opening the bottle I noticed a strong, pleasing aroma of with a hint of hazelnut that begs 'drink me'. This nectar starts out with nutty, slightly sweet flavor that goes down smooth. This is followed by roasted hop aftertaste. This gets my vote as the best brown ale around.
Rib Eye (147) - USA - MAR 18, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A damned good brown ale! Not nearly as sweet as some of the reviews here would lead one to believe. There is a strong hop character to balance the malty profile of this winner from Rogue.