desurfer (1189) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 28, 2003 Most likely a bad bottle. Sweet aroma, but there was practically no carbonation and the taste was sour and unpleasant. I'll have to give it another shot sometime. Re-rate: Sweet malt flavor with a mild bitterness. Nice brown/garnet body. Little head formation. Much better than my previous attempt.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 21, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
No shame in this brown ale. This is without a doubt in the English style--light and mild. I would say this is my favorite example of that style. Remarkable clarity in its copper body, with the slightest bead of head. Nutty and pleasantly sweet flavor. Finish is surprisingly long, and sweet and dry by turns. Very good, I should say.
notalush (4586) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
An OK brown ale. Not much going on in the aroma. Cloudy brown with a nice lacing. Nice mix of bitter and sweet in the flavor, with a touch of nuttiness in the background. Decent sweetness in the finish.
TheBeerGod (5007) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 18, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had this on draft at the Taphouse in Norfolk. This was supposedly from hand pump. The aroma reminded me of a watered down Newcastle. The taste was watery but you could taste malt and a weak hop character. Seemed very thin bodied in the mouthfeel as well. Average beer. Probably won't be drinking it again.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 14, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is nutty and roasty. The body is a little too thin, but it is mild and smooth nonetheless. Only a touch of hops, nothing that stands out in the flavor.
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAR 14, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice ruby red color, with a very small, light brown head. Aroma is very nice, with caramel and malt dominating, and a bit of hops with a slight sweetness and a bit of cherries. Flavor is not quite a good as the aroma, but still nice. Smooth malt throughout, a bit of caramel, and just a hint of hops at the finish. Palate is a little thin. A very nice brown ale.
Superstar (45) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep amber color with a quickly fading cream head. Sweet, brown sugar like, and the flavor followed suit. Pretty good, but I wasn’t terribly impressed.
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2003
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice cherry color, very little head. Yummy smell that fizzles in your nose; taste like butterscotch pudding. Wish I had another.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 7, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep red brown/mohagony body topped by a medium thick head with good lace. Slightly sweet malty aroma with some butterscotch notes and some hoppiness. Sweet malty flavor with butterscotch accents and a sligthly smokey coffee finish. Smooth, medium to full bodied and slightly oily.
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2003
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Possibly a bad bottle. Poured flat. Overwelming flavor.