Sammy (10659) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice balance of malt and bitter. Nicely drinkable. Tad of roast, chocolate malts, cocoa. Some nuts, and smooth - malts and some hops
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2005 Not a bad brew, but everything about it is mild - the soft malty aroma, the sweet caramel & coffee taste, the gently bitter finish. Good looking reddish-brown color. This would be a good session ale or a nice with a meal.
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MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - MAR 4, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Pours brownish red with a small off white head. Light malt aroma, sweet. Taste is moderately sweet and malty. Nice full body. Well balanced. Very nice.
tobi98ab (32) - Taste of Beer, Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
WOW! This one just left me wanting more and more. Slight sweetness and ale texture, leaving a long lasting pleasant taste in your mouth! MORE please.
LuciferSam (5) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 24, 2005 does not count
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Been a fan of this brew since I first tried it a few years back. A good beer to drink by itself with it’s undertones of coffee and slightly burnt carmel. A nice round flavor. Also I prefer their brewery tour over the mass market Red Hook one on the other side of town. Wish this and other Smuttynose brews were easier to find on the west coast when I go see friends.
asheft (2895) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[on tap at Sunset Grill and Tap] Clear brown with a nice, elevated ring of fine bubbles that lasted. Floral hop aroma with some pleasant coffee and malt. Toffee-caramel flavour with some notes of coffee and gentle hops. Very clean finish, but a little weak. Light to medium body--not as thin as expected. Very little carbonation. I liked this beer and would definitely have it agian.
spikee (96) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - FEB 6, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet, spicy aroma. Pours a perfect medium brown with zero lacing and just the right amount of carbonation. Flavor is sweet, slightly hoppy with hints of caramel and grain. Palate comes on smooth and unfolds on the tongue with an excellent finish. I love this ale.
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - JAN 30, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pretty impressive for a stiyle im not too fond of. A nice roasted aroma sweet and spicy. Full flavored , some hops bot many different malt notes from caramel to oats. Some nutty notes too.
AdamSkillin (376) - High Bridge, New Jersey, USA - JAN 30, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Contrary to what you might believe, it is not recommended that you give this beer to your dog. Your dog drinks out of the toilet. In other words, give him Anheuser World Select.
Seriously, this is a pretty damn good beer, deep brown like the name implies, with a great balance of malty ale flavor in the mouth and fragrant hoppiness in the finish.
BeerandBlues2 (11725) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 20, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours rich nut brown with mahogany hues throughout and a tiny tan head that mostly dissipates, but does leave enough for some thin lacing. Aroma is a complex mixture of roasted caramel malts with a hay/straw blend and a bit of yeast on the nose. Some faint hops tickle your nose gently as well. Wonderful caramel malt flavor and roasted nuts mix initially then leave you with a creamy hop finish. Palate is creamy, clean and smooth. Once again, many thanks to dirtymike for this brew.