BBB63 (5411) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 29, 2004
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle: First off, WTF, a brown ale? Who says? Reddish amber hue with a small but lasting off-white head and some lacing. The aroma is quite British with noticeable Fuggles character, malty, bready, aromatic, hints of apple and pear, chalky water and cashews. The taste has an English Pale Ale like nature initially, malty, slightly sweet, mineralized water, and sublime bitters...but then "itís not suppose to be here" lactic twang shows up. Like others before me, it ruined what could have been a nice beer. The feel was average. Darn it all, I always am looking for a well made english-styled beer that I may be able to get fresher than the real stuff, but alas, this doesnít measure up. Brown Ale my arse!
erod61 (31) - Bangor WI, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 12, 2004
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
reddish amber color. Head is very thin receding to a light ring around the glass. Malty aroma, but the real kicker is the strange metallic taste that totally ruins the brew. A waste of precious beer dollars.
PattyBoy (302) - North Liberty, Iowa, USA - NOV 10, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours reddish-brown with little to no head. Flavor is sweet, malty, & nutty. Finishes with a hint of spicy hops. Did get better the warmer it got.
beerguy101 (5206) - Newark, California, USA - NOV 10, 2004
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark brown color. Small sized white foamy head. Aroma is sweet malts, toffee, chocolate and vanilla. Medium bodied brown ale. Malts are caramel and sweet. Hops are slightly bitter. Has a strong and slightly weird flavor that I canít figure out. Once it warms up some it starts to taste more like a brown ale, but ice cold it has something kind of nasty going on. Kind of an average tasting brown ale. The finish has a touch of cardboard that kind of unpleasant. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
Eyedrinkale (3214) - Astoria, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2004
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Thanks Joseph (Degarth). More amber than brown with bubbles lining the inside of the glass and a thin beige sheen of a head. Aroma is almost disgustingly bitter with some toffee. Light fig and an almost burnt caramel flavor thats acidic and sweet. On second thought Joseph, Iím taking back my thank you. Please donít send me anymore crappy beers. Of course Iím kidding, bro. As much as I hate to do it, Iím not going to see the bottom of the glass on this stuff. Lifeís too short. Buh-bye.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent looking clear reddish with no head. Toffee, chocolate and vanilla in the aroma. Clean, medium bodied flavor with a hint of spicy hops in the finish. Has an earthy, caramel taste with a bit of coffee.
crazyvin (1693) - New York, USA - NOV 4, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
poured a brownish red color with a white head whit out retention. A mild malty and roasted choclate taste and aroma. Some alcohol. Not much in the way of hops.
jzzbassman (1362) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - NOV 2, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Small aroma of alcohol, grape juice. and almonds. No head, clear brown color. Flavor is slightly nutty, thin, and with a weird soap tinge. A little unpleasant bitterness.
fuyajo (229) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 1, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice, carmel/roasty aroma. pours to a reddish-carmel color. The taste isnít very big with a thin mouthfeel. Thereís a slightly hoppy aftertaste, but overall, itís pretty thin.
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 26, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I may need to try this one again, I think I might have a bad bottle... This one is full-bodied and sweet with a good bitterness to balance, but itís oxidized and the wet cardboard aroma and flavors overpower everything. I can see where a good bottle might be decent.