AndrewKoransky (30) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JAN 24, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice... almost tasted like a porter... a little sweet, but overall a wonderful beer.
microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 21, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2003 Dark brown color with a tinge of red in the light. A dark brown head. The aroma was nutty, malty and a touch of caramel. The taste of nutty, chocolate, coffee goodness. Full flavor...great gravity and a creamy palate. I love this beer.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2003
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This truly lives up to its name. A nectar of the gods right here folks. Sweet all the way to the last drop.
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - JAN 20, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown color. Medium head. Aroma is nutty and malty. A medium bodied brown ale. This is a very nice nut brown ale. Nutty and malty, smooth and sweet. Mellow and very drinkable. This is a beer that is complex enough for the experienced beer drinker, yet simple enough to wean someone off macro-swill. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is malty sweet. Etched/Painted beer bottle
ThomW (35) - USA - JAN 18, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malty aroma, beautiful crystal brown color. Nice malty sweet flavor, just not enough flavor.
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 17, 2003
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
WOW. Far and away the best brown ale I've had ever. Amazing subtle hazelnut flavor that melds seamlessly with the roasty brown ale flavor. Great mouthfeel. Smooth as hell. A little bit too bitter for my idea of a brown ale, but very smooth, rich and tasty. I'll probably get this regularly.
3fourths (8457) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 16, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2012 Aroma of sweet chocolate and caramel, nice sweet first taste, right amount of carbonation. Intense aftertaste is very nutty, with slight bitterness. Drank this tonight with my roommate PrinceofNessus. rerate: too sweet, oily AND watery and quite simple.
PrinceofNessus (236) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 16, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice taste though a bit bitter. The head is thin and quickly disappears.
phiconners (149) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 16, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2006 The best brown I’ve had. Very sweet aftertaste. It puts other brown ales to shame.
Ernest (6542) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2010 Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is dark brown. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (caramel, nuts, toasted bread), lightly hoppy (flowers, herbs), moderately yeasty (mold, cheese). Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, unclean. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. This sample had a strong and unpleasant moldy/cheesy note that all but ruined the aroma. Rancid nuts maybe? Rather dirty aftertaste too.