iratherbe (255) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A quite good, hardy, nice toasty and somewhat burnt roasted tasting brown ale. OK+ mouthfeel and content. To top it off, served up by a very weathered and droopy Al Pacino look-alike.
ross (2104) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAY 14, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
this brown ale was sweet and malty smelling. taste is very malty that goes down pretty easily. a very easy to drink beer that didnt leave a very good impression. doesnt hold a candle to rogue hazel or dfh indian.
DocLock (8103) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I like Smuttynose beers, and this one is a solid example of the style. Nice brown pour, with aroma of malt, nuts, and hops. Tastes malty, with some nuts, sweetness, and hops at the finish. Decent complexity.
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 13, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap: My first from this brewery. Very nice, though not amazing. I enjoyed the stronger hops flavors, but felt that the carbonation was just a bit more than needed.
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 5, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A verty tasty, enjoyable brown ale. Very rich with a nice nutty taste. Very rich, smooth taste. Give it a try if you like good brown ales.
bruno1378 (126) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 28, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of my favorite from the Portsmouth Brewery, I usually order this when I go to the Jimmy LaPanza room. Dark caramel color with not much head when poured from the bottle. Goes down fairly easy. I’d recommend stopping by to try one if you are in Portsmouth.
PorterPounder (5766) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Had a bottle of this with Argo at RFD in D.C. Expected a lot more. Aroma has a slight smokiness to it. Has a slight dirt taste to it. Dark copper colored appearance. Light, off white head. Flavor has a bit of nuttiness to it, bit that is about it. Thin mouthfeel. The dog on the label is nice....
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 22, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice toasty aroma w. some hops. Very nutty, slightly sour, brown malt and a slightly floral hop finish.
sloth (2554) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - APR 18, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Large light tan head, medium retention and lacing. Lightly hazy brown ale with a red hue. Lightly malty, smokey nose. Med/light body. Medium dry malt flavors with hints of chocolate, fruit and caramel malts. Finish is medium sweet. Couple more hop flowers would of been interesting.
sfontain (822) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 10, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of caramel, coffee, some chocolate, and malt. Looks good--lasting off-white head with lacing down the glass; dark, dull brown color when held to a light. Flavor is sweet and of malt, caramel, and coffee. Bordering on porter flavor, but it could be a little thicker. Overall, this is a solid beer that is tasty and quite drinkable.