imdownthepub (12801) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled, Pasteurised. Chestnut brown beer with thick white head. Roasted nut aroma with a thick sweetish body, fully malted, a little fruitiness. Sickly finish and a little sour.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - OCT 22, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours brown-amber with a creamy off white long lasting head. Hops dominate aroma, with caramel and honey in the background. Medium mouthfeel, though not as soft/smooth in the finish. Nice malty sweet start with a bitter crisp finish. Bit of chocolate biscuit in the aftertaste too. Hint of smoke at the back of the mouth. Not bad stuff.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - OCT 20, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: This pours a very nice clear reddish brown color with a thick tan head.
Aroma: The smell of this beer is somewhat nutty and roasty. It's a very pleasant aroma.
Flavor: The taste is nutty, malty with a clean finish. The body is light, but the flavor is full. This is a very good beer.
YukonJamie (2) - Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2003 does not count
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pretty disapointing, especially given the high price. I agree with the turpentine like smell and taste comments. It's pretty bizarre. I'll have to force down the other three just so I don't feel like I wasted my money.
McWhite (108) - Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice thick head, good nutty aroma and full flavor flavor that disappeared to leave a crisp aftertaste
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Odd because this almost smells like latex paint. A little sweet. Nutty flavor and very smooth. Really not much as far as standing out but is a pleasant drink.
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - OCT 5, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
nice medium brown color with some red hues. had a quickly disappearing head. tasted pretty nutty and woody but lacked somewhat.
PrinceofNessus (236) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 4, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I hear this is a good beer, but all I got was skunky narstiness, (try brown bottles !)
desurfer (1276) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice nutty aroma, as the name suggests. Flavor is sweet but not overpowering, with a touch of lighter hops. I'm usually not a brown ale guy, but this was pretty good. Samuel Smith delivers again.
lemonlovr (190) - Orland Park, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2003
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Smells like ammonia. Tastes very strange, almost like it smells. Slightly acidic, bad aftertaste, Color is medium brown.