JessterCPA (130) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 10, 2001
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
What a great beer. I cannot decide whether I like this or Newcastle better as a dinner beer.
AngieBlatt99 (8) - Hamburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2001 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
My favorite Brown Ale, by far! Smooth bold finish.....
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2001
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2003 Chestnut is the best way to describe the color, beautiful 1/2 inch head. Aroma of slight roast, nuts, chocolate malt, caramel and more. Smooth mouthfeel, ok body, palate is lightly nutty, sweet then changing to slihtly bitter and finishing clean with a nice dry roasted maltiness that lingers just long enough. Not a bad brew, although nothing to write home about. Probaly a different story if it were fresh in a non-clear bottle or on cask.
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - AUG 30, 2001
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2003 This was another great brew from samuel smith. It had a bold flavor that i definetely respected. one of my favorite pints.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2001
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
As with baseballguy I tried this after reading muzzlehatch. And I’ll admit, it’s a first class brown - lively, even fierce in flavor. But the bottle i had had an odd whiff of off muskiness that metaled the flavor and left me shaking my head - if only more of you would try Boyne River Brown!
baseballguy (246) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 19, 2001
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Muzzlehatch’s enthusiasm sent me back to this beer and increased my appreciation for it. The nuttiness isn’t anything like as pronounced as Rogue Hazelnut Nectar’s, which could be a plus or a minus depending on where you sit. Samuel Smith can’t beat out Newcastle in the daily libation department, because at least here in Chicago it’s quite a bit more expensive. But it’s a superlative brown ale (and gorgeous to look at, with a most impressive head).
prpplague (247) - Euless, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2001
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2001
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - AUG 4, 2001
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 14, 2005 12 oz bottle. Dark, very clear chestnut, fluffy off-white head lasts considerably...nose is just a touch nutty, very slightly skunked (clear bottle) at first but this fades quickly, somewhat vinous...very nice nutty body, clean and smooth with some hints of tobacco adding edge and more than the usual amount of hop bitterness late. Really excellent brown ale, not a 4.8 as I rated it in my formative days but still amongst the best of style. Original rating 8/5/10/5/20 4.8
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2001
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sweet, nutty, creamy... excellent.