Braudog (5645) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAR 12, 2003
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful, warm, welcoming brown beer with classic head. A hint of toffee/hazelnut in the aroma. The flavor is subperbly smooth with classically refined bitter nut tones. Beautiful.
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - MAR 11, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Translucent,brown with a big,pillowy,tan head. Rich malt aroma,with underlying nutty,and herbal hops. Good mouthfeel and perfect carbonation. Caramel,nutty flavors fill the mouth.Slightly sweet and hoppy(herbal) finish.Excellent creamy mouthfeel,and the subtle,flavors are inviting as well.
presario (4609) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 10, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Quality in every way, except for the clear bottle. Excellent mouth feel. Deep brown/red colour. Light head with good lacing. Good flavour of light nuts, malt and hops. The big bottle is empty way too fast as is the glass.
evinal (48) - Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 4, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep copper pour. Small head. very tight lacing fell fast. Nice light nutty aroma, caramel. Starts nutty and sweet, nice. Finishes smooth with a very slight bitter end. very slight. a pleasent drink.
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - MAR 2, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The mix between the creaminess and nuts didn’t do it for me. Looks very nice—big, quickly dissipating white head. The hoppy smell in the glass wasn’t borne out by the taste. I felt the malt was overbalanced, and that it took away from the great astringent nut taste. It felt disjointed. Mouthfeel was nice and solid and the finish was clean but not bitter enough. Good but lacking in some areas.
VAYankee (327) - Virginia, USA - FEB 28, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A solid nut brown ale. Good flavor; smooth and drinkable. I was hoping for a little more given the cost.
krdktq (17) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2003
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
THIS ALE HAD GOOD COLOR WITH A NICE FIRM HEAD. ONE OF THE BETTER IMPORTED ALES OUT THERE WITH NO RUFF EDGES. VERY DRINKABLE. A LITTLE EXPENSIVE
CapFlu (4493) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 23, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle) Pours a huge, frothy beige head and a a dark brown body. Nose of roasted malt, nut and caramel. Sweet malt flavour with slight bitter finish. Good.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 22, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Huge, frothy beige head with beautiful lacing. Body is brown and transparent. Aroma combines nuts, caramel, licorice and roasted malts. The flavour starts sweet with a strong presence of nuts and finishes with a dryer and bitter note. Very smooth but not overly tasty. A nutlovers dream though.
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - FEB 17, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not bad, not good. A very ordinary beer. Metallic finish, fairly bland otherwise. Looks very nice in a pint glass. Stick with the Oatmeal Stout.