thedm (4971) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAR 27, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2003 Nice malty aroma. Its initial pour yielded a nice light brown head full of medium bubbles with a dark brown transparent body. Initial taste was full of flavor and went down very smoothly while leaving the remains of a subtle after bite. All in all, it is a very nice first brew to sample this evening.
BeaverBrown (245) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 24, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A brownish amber color with a frothy head. It has a nutty flavor with a hint of metallic aftertaste.
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - MAR 23, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A stained wooden color with medium head. Aroma is of roasted nuts. Again the nuts are very noticable in the taste, much more so than Rogues. A beer you have to be in the mood for.
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 21, 2003
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Has a nice ruby/brown color with some carbonation and a slightly skunky smell. Taste is of roasted malts and has a moderately bitter finish. Overall I am not a big fan of brown ales and this beer is not for me.
trubucho (20) - PAKISTAN - MAR 21, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
good brown ale ... i think the name is the best part ... overall nothing specific i didnt like, just fell a little flat in my mouth ... not my favorite brown ale, but ill definitely give it another shot
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Not being a brown fan becauce I haven't found one that really has any flavor. This one fits the bill. Tasted as what it should be. A boring beer.
RobBestwick (602) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 20, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer really is nuts! toffee and nutty aroma, dark ruby hue with an off-white head, I could sense nuts, malts, toast and woodiness in this brew, this is almost like a cross between an altbier and an ale, long malty finish, this beer has a tremendous aray of flavours and is highly recommended.
slimjim (106) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ohh my what a fine brown ale this was. Sweet, nutty hazelnut aroma. Dark brown in color, and beautiful mouthfeel, and a delicious aftertaste. Samuel Smith does it again and again!!
Shag (2638) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 14, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2003 This is excellent. Brown appearance with a good silky texture and lacing. Excellent aroma. The nutty flavor comes out nicely with a bitter finish. My 2nd favorite brown ale to Rogue and yet another fine brew from Sam Smith.
ConiseurofBeer (242) - Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good ale. Crisp brown color with burnt nut flavors. Finishes slightly bitter. As with most of Sam's beers, this one had good balance.