ABUSEDGOAT (2586) - California, USA - MAR 26, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2006 Usual brown ale body. This has a very English feel to it, itís no surprise itís Sam Smithís. But thereís also cane sugar here which gives it a smooth almost silky mouthfeel. The nutty caramelic taste works well with that. One of my favorite browns even though itís not a huge beer.
BeerRules (243) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2005 Nice bronze color with a small beige head. Smells a little like coffee, butterscotch, and nuts but also a little skunky and metallic, could be the bottle. Tastes roasty, nutty, and the finish is a bit buttery, sweet and crisp. I like this a lot.
HerrBier (14) - Richardson, Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I love this beer. It drinks well and no one flavour stands out from the rest (IE: it doesnít taste like it was brewed in a bathtub). It pours well also.
I think it drinks better a little warmer. Americans are globally accused of drinking our beer too cold. For this beer, I tend to agree.
ancherrera (162) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark copper color with a moderatley thick head. Matly, spicy aroma. Taste of malt and some pleasant burnt flavors. Hops kick in early and stay on the palate. Good carbination. very enjoyable.
Sickboy282 (1114) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 8, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Your average brown ale with a little more kick...just a little though. Pours a light brown hue, as you can see through the bottle, with aromas of caramel, roasted malts and a slight smokiness. Flavors of the same with a slight dry finish.
ALLOVATE (2895) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 5, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2005 Had this sitting in the cellar up until Exp. date, and thought it might be time for a taster. This brewery has never let me down, and this just raised them up a bar! Poured into a tall stein, the head formed, atop an auburn copper body, and grew a good inch and a half out the glass. Delicate floral hops took a back seat to the generous sweet and toasted malt aroma that was absolutely mouth watering. In the mouth, a complex and sweet malt feel rounded my mouth nicely, very balanced and big in taste. Flavours of lightly roasted coffee, caramel, burnt toast and walnut brownies, throughout. A little bit of hops added a needed spiciness and sat nicely with the sweet flavours of this great beer. Donít know why I waited so long to taste this, as it is absolutely lovely.
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - MAR 4, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear dark brown with a thin tan head. Sweet aroma of malt, nut and brown sugar with a tone of Samuel Smith yeast. Mostly sweet in the flavor, malty and rather dry with brown sugar notes. Hints of spices and pepper. All right but wonít kill you!
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 25, 2005
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A solid beer, I was a big fan of it until i got a taste for stouts and thicker beers
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2005
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I didnít taste any hazelnuts. Had an average taste and was mild-to soft with the hops. Clean beer though. Smelt skunky. Maybe my bottle was bad.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 18, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Average-to-large sized off-white creamy head. Reddish brown body. Sweet oaky hop aroma. Kind of like the cork of a bottle of dry sherry. Interesting oxidized-like hop taste, and the flavor part of my aroma description also adds to the flavor. Unlike an "American Brown Ale"... this is very unique, and pretty good. Some light brown sugar adds some sweetness.