MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 12, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of caramel, nutty taste a little bland.
Nate (3531) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice aroma - sweet malts with just a bit of fruitiness or light chocolate. Great dark brown color with off-white head. Persistent. Medium watery body with pleasant carbonation. Flavor starts a bit sweet with a little tang, then gets you with some nice bitterness. A nice finish with nutty after.
CrimsonGhost1971 (188) - USA - JUL 1, 2002
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a damn fine ale. Smooth going down the gullet. Good flavor and I love the roasted flavor. ;)
edork99 (3) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2002 does not count
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Just a dark beer...no flavor
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUN 27, 2002
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty good all-around. Looks nice, smells a bit genaric though. Think of the most typical beer smell you can think of, that’s how this smells. Small complaint though. The nutty ondertones blended nicely with the malt, but the hops seem to be a bit shy. Good, but not as good as I was expecting.
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2002
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer poured a nice dark amber color. Formed a large, nice white head that formed some nice lace when it subsided. Slight aroma of malt and nut. The taste has elements of butterscotch and chocolate. A little bitterness, but nothing that impacts the finish. A good beer.
crdic (105) - California, USA - JUN 15, 2002
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is a lovely ale. Dark, nutty, just the right amount of hops. Like <a href=’http://www.ratebeer.com/ShowBeer.asp?BeerID= 1845, everything is balanced wonderfully, though otherwise the two beers are quite different (this is a darker, more bitter, almost porter-like ale). The aftertaste is bitter, but balanced by a subtle warmth. I really, really like this beer.
dankfor20 (193) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 12, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
As Austin Powers would say ’It’s a bit nutty’. good brown ale
MadMan (495) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 9, 2002
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice dark brown color, head disapears quick. Very nutty and rich.
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Again I don’t like nut brown ales, but Samuel Smith has been good to me lately so I tried this one. A little too much nut flavor, not enough beer flavor. Aside from that, it was a bit skunky, but looks very nice and has nice malt tones other than the nut flavor that I liked.