zach8270 (3470) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2008 [bottle] Pours a deep brown/reddish color with a quickly dissipating head. Sweet and slightly citrusy aroma. Initial taste is a rush of malt mixed with sweet and a slight roasted finish. A bit thin.
Crit (3350) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 1, 2004
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy brown,fast fading tan head.Aroma of malt is lightly fruity.Flavor is mostly sweet malt.I get none of the hops everyone else is referring to. Seems rather flat to me.
Much too sweet and undercarbonated to drink much.
Thanks to Cap Flu!!
hershiser2 (1227) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Paid $1.09 for a 12-oz single.
Brown with mahogany highlights, small head...
It has that nut brown smell... nothing original, but still nice.
Plain, nut brown taste-- but it has an extra hint of sweetness in there that many don't have.
A decent beer- nothing risky here.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JAN 26, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep red, off-white head. Nose is sweetly malty. Flavor has caramel, nice smoky backbone to it, very malty and sweet.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 26, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Sweet malt taste to go along with a light bitter finish. Dried fruits (raisin?), sweet and sticky.
maltdog (617) - Colorado, USA - JAN 7, 2004
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
(Bottled September 2003)Murky brownish color falls somewhere between iced tea and old penny. Wispy beige head. Nose of sugary caramel, with a strange sour-acrid quality (smells like a brand new balloon or raquetball), and lightly flower/grape soda. Tangy sour and sweet flavor reminds me of milk that's started to turn. Also tastes of multigrain bread, with a faint back-of-throat bitterness. Somewhat cloying sour berry aftertaste- remember when you would touch a 9 volt battery to your tongue as a kid? It tastes like that. Thin body. Pretty nasty overall.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JAN 5, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Sunset Bar and Grill, Boston, MA.</br> Brown/amber coloured body. Complex multi selection of malts which are smooth and succulent on the palate, showing the full range of malt flavours.
Braudog (5743) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Red with no head whatsoever. Flat and candy-flavored. Tad spicy. Unimpressed.
Drinkingdan (371) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice full bodied Brown Ale. Chocolate/coffee notes are present. Very Good!!!
Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 17, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium Brown with a foamy beige head. Smell is dark malts, cocoa and hazelnuts. The rich, almost decadent flavor has notes of bitter chocolate, almonds, hazelnuts toffee and vanilla, with just enough hop bite to give the beer some oomph.