spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 5, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not the absolute best brown, but good none the less. Pours a nice lighter brown/red color, with a good white head. Aroma is kinda off the charts to me, but some good malty roasted coffee. Well balanced hops and malts. The flavor was good, but not the best for a brown. Thin body. Def good brew.
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2008 [bottle - Great European Beerfest 8, Sharp Edge Tavern - East Liberty, PA] Poured a deep brown color with very little head. Sweet malts mainly in the aroma. Good sweet malty taste with a hint of hazelnut and some cinnamon. Smooth but a little watery.
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2004
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Brown color with little or no head. The taste has a malty sweetness as the dominating taste pattern. Has some slight spicy or nutty notes. It feels rather thin and watery.
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - JUN 27, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very dark red color. Has a slight nutty aroma. Flavor is fruity and nutty. This is a much, much , much better brown ale than New Castle. Over all a nice brew.
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very pretty red color, deep. No skunk, even with the clear bottle. Far superior to Newcastle. Very malty, with a very English hop presence. Actually, not my favorite Brown... I have never been incredibly impressed with Sam Smith, maybe it’s my wanton need for American hops and malts, who knows...
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUN 25, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep red in color and clear. Nice long lasting head. Malty. Caramel fruity aroma. Nice full body. Some bitterness in the finish. Great.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - JUN 25, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
660 ml bottle. Deep brick red and clear. Tan lasting nice head. Slight carmel fruity aroma. Smooth carmel malt flavor. Nice body. A malt lover’s brew for sure. Slight hint of bitterness in the finish.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a pretty good beer. Very enjoyable drink, as it goes down smooth and flavourful. I have only had it out of the bottle and would love to try it on tap.
Brodie (540) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - JUN 16, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slight fruitiness, caramel malt, sherry and wet cardboard in the aroma. Clear red-amber color, decent off-white head. Caramel and hazelnut in the flavor, just a hint of herbal hops, even finish. Medium-full body, pretty smooth. I’m glad I finally found an un-skunked bottle of this beer. A little oxidized, but not bad.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark Coloring. Slightly Roasted Flavor. Not a bad brown ale at all. Not overly nutty like some tend to get.