amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice deep brown color, little head that fades to a clinging lace on the sides of the glass. Malty aroma. Tastes of malt and lightly nutty. Finish is pretty dry and sweet. Not very carbonated. Better than Rogue Hazelnut Brown.
Hansen (6495) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Fine color and nice aroma. But I don’t like the flavor of this beer. It was hard to get to the bottom of the ½ l bottle.
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - JAN 1, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium brown color. Medium white frothy head. Aroma is malty and nutty. A medium bodied brown ale. Malts are nutty and slightly sweet. Hops are evident but mild. This is a fairly typical example of English brown ale. Everything is sort of mild and middle of the road. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. A decent very drinkable beer. Milder flavor, smooth taste. Mouthfeel is a little thin. Finish is clean and dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
Kodos (200) - USA - DEC 30, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear glass......Tried several. One was flat and very thin. The other was well carbonated, big head and noticeably better tasting.
Good version: Big lasting head, nutty/sweet with a bit of a bitter finish. Balanced. Not great, good! Points given for the good bottle. Clear glass is Sam Smiths downfall when imported to the US.
hayden1215 (321) - Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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ProstmanSux (102) - Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
dry pub ale with a hint of hazlenuts
nlanza (18) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my favorite brown ales. Smooth, nice nutty tones, pours with a good creamy head. Really, the only downside is that it’s fairly overpriced.
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Translucent brown, earthy spicy nose. Earthy and spicy throughout with a subtle bitter dry finish.
khayman70 (154) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 18, 2002
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
My very favorite brown ale on the market.
GermanBrews76 (678) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chestnut brown, crystal clear w/ tones of ruby too. Creamy, light brown, good size head. Spices and nuts, and of course that wierd "sammy smith" taste. Caramel and roasted notes in the nose as well. Chocolatey & smooth, nice mouthfeel, long finish with lots of sweet, sweet malt.