Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 28, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown with amber undertones topped with a medium thick to thick head that leaves lots of lace behind. Sweet yet sour malt aroma with a nutty hoppiness in the background and a hint of chocolate. Sweet chocolate malt flavor witha nutty hop background and a chocolatey finish. Medium bodied but relatively smooth.
danapsimer99 (7) - USA - NOV 27, 2002 does not count
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This brown ale had a wonderful malty nuttyness to balance its bitterness. Loved it.
Crit (3350) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 25, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 14, 2007 Comments
dark red brown with creamy tan head. Tight bead. Good complex carmel malt slightly nutty taste.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 25, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
I have had great samples, sometimes rather nuanaced, bu not often enough to keep me from thinking this is ultimately overpriced for what is often a prune-beer light.
Publican (16) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2002
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
reddish brown apperance with a rapidly disapering head slight nut taste almost no aftertaste and a very thin body
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
I found this beer to be very enjoyable. Hazy iced-tea appearance with rapidly dissipating head. Has a very creamy and nutty taste. The hops balance this brew out perfectly.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2003 4/7/02: slight skunky aroma at first but in time turned into a nice roasted nut aroma, very nutty in flavor, and perfect color for a brown ale, an exceptional brown ale
Re-Rate 8/30/02: Wow this was one of my first ratings..a fabulous nutty brown ale with english nuts raining down like golf ball sized hail..hits you wam bam right in the head!
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 20, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Re-Rate 11/19/02: The beer pours a translucent deep garnet to brown color, the head preposterously large, the texture creamy smooth, the lace a fine lattice, to coat the glass, both a light tan color. Malt dominates the nose, nutty sweet, hints of caramel, the start sweet, the top middling. The finish is sparingly carbonated perfectly hopped, dry malt aftertaste. A decent brew all around as far as I am concerned, but not one I try very often?
savitska (163) - Smyrna, Georgia, USA - NOV 18, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A great nut brown ale from an awesome brewer. A raisiny, almost liquor-like finish after an earthy body. True to form: nutty, brown and incredible.
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 17, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent enough, but I think I prefer Newcastle over this stuff.