JMerritt (1735) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2001
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not quite as nutty as I was hoping. Donít get me wrong - you can taste hazelnuts, but it was more subtle that I was hoping. Also a little too much hops for my taste. However, I did enjoy this beer (despite the cost of $8 for a 4-pack).
loucynt (101) - USA - MAY 28, 2001
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (11408) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 27, 2001
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet, nutty, rich. Rather decadent version of the style.
Indra (2560) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - MAY 16, 2001
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2003 Malty aroma, with some dark breadiness, faint hazelnut, toffee, a merest hint of cocoa and strongly herbal British hops. Medium brownish amber in color, very clear with a lasting, somewhat foamy head. Flavor has some lightly toffeeish and bready malt, a hint of tangy fruitiness and moving towards a nutty, dry, lightly spicy and bitter finish which also sees a touch of butterscotch. Medium bodied and lively mouthfeel. If there's a better Brown out there, I don't know about it yet.
drs (16) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2001
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Verry nutty, with a bit of bitterness on the back of the palate.
Albert (39) - Miramar, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2001
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great, just a little pricey for my taste.
jstu9 (402) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2001
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shazbat (100) - USA - FEB 6, 2001
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
MainerInExile (41) - Bangor, Maine, USA - JAN 28, 2001
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A decent brown ale. I either love a brown ale (rarely) or find it pleasant, but not terribly interesting. This is one of the latter. Thatís not to say itís bad, because itís not. It has a malty nose, with a smooth flavor, and a good touch of hops. But it just didnít do it for me. From what I gather, brown ale fans like this stuff a lot, so donít let my rating dissuade you if youíre among them.
Zach Diesel (906) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 6, 2000
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Overall pretty good, but not of Sammy Smith quality. But maybe my opinion is skewed since the last time I tried it this idiot bought it for me when I was expecting Sammy Smith Imperial Stout. To this day he still owes me a 4 pack.