erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAR 8, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice deep amber with a good creamy head. Aroma of toasted malt, golden syrup and EKGs. Wonderfully balanced with a great finish. This brewery makes some of the best session beers in the world.
Crockett (1081) - Southampton, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark red/amber. Light aroma with hints of roast. Earthy nutty roast. Medium sweet with notes of spice and salt? Malts come out in the end with a touch of citus. Not terrific. And I love Sam Smith.
MagikLair (9) - Alexandria, Minnesota, USA - FEB 27, 2004 does not count
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good tasting beer, but everytime I get this beer I get so thirsty from drinking it that I drink more. I love Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout (unfortunate my liquor store was out)
Sanchex (224) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 24, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2006 Nice aroma, short lived head. Excellent reddish brown color. Nutty, malty flavour. Raisin and apple notes. Cloying sweetness. Cheers!
Malakin (469) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 24, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lives up to the name brown ale. Was hoping for more complexity and personality from this one but it's ok.
eraserhd10 (226) - new haven, Connecticut, USA - FEB 21, 2004
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
An intense burst of roasted nuttiness reaches my nostrils upon opening. Pours with a thick, creamy, billowy head, almost curdley. The color is a gorgeous dark brown. The taste is terrific! Sweeter and more intense than a Newcastle. A very, very English tasting Ale. Defined by its nuttiness, of course, especially walnut. Follows through with a smooth, smokey flavoring. A long lasting palate. A pleasure to drink. Near perfect.
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - FEB 20, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Excellent nutty flavor, that drops off too quickly. Slightly watery. Smooth and good.
Boutip (5829) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 16, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Poured a clear brown colored beer with a medium head that has very little retention. Smells of hops is clearly present with a very subtle touch of nut sweetness. Taste is very ''creamy'' with again a sweet touch of hazelnut. Medium body with standard carbonation. Overall, this is a good beer but I would have enjoyed it more if the hazelnut taste had been more accentuated.
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 11, 2004
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Full reddish-amber with toasty malt aromas. Pretty sweet up front with hints of vanilla and roasted caramel. Also some drier, nuttier malt flavors and lingering earthy hop notes in the finish. Hazelnut flavor leaves a very nice aftertaste.
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - FEB 5, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Opened like a volcano(not a good sign)Smells too much like the pale ale I had hours ago?Tease of sour.Never really cared for this one.The color was the best part(a glowing mohogany-red)