Crockett (1054) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours red with a short tan head. Clean herbal hop aroma with a dull roast and some fruit. Pleasantly bitter but also full in malt character. Lightly smokey and burnt notes. Banana, caramel. Roasty finish. Very good. ’Twas quite fresh.
GeniusGirl (221) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 20, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. aroma of root beer, light nutty aroma and... black olives (or am i just smelling this because the dog on the label is named Olive?) deep cloudy amber color... smooth palate, caramel notes... under alcohol notes... drinkable.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap, Poured a deep brown, white lacy head,Aroma of malts and hops. Tastes dark and good mouth feel. Good,
Cobra (1100) - - OCT 1, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. brown, longneck bottle. Freshness date consists of a notch on the label, notched May, but no year. I suppose that means this year, but who knows? It’d be nice to see a year as well, so we know when we’re getting fresh beer. Weak ppfftt when opened.
Poured out a deep amber color, with no head to speak of, at first.
I used my pocket beer engine to produce a head. It turned out to be tan colored, but loose and fast fading.
Aromas are of sweet caramel malts, along with a slight mustiness.
Some yeasty bread notes, and alcohol aromas abound.
Tastes are of sweet malts, balanced by just enough bittering hops to make it not so sweet. Mouthfeel is on the thin side, and carbonation is weak at best. Finishes on the dry side, with hints of charcoal ash. Sorta like when you dropped your hot dog in the fire as a kid, but you brushed it off and ate it anyway.
An OK brown ale at best, but not my cup of tea.
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours a brown tinted deep amber, small white foamy head, subtle lacing, with sparce lacing.   Aroma of toasted malts, light grain, and a bit of basement.   Sweet maltiness as I sip, leading to nice roasted malt trailer.   Medium bodied, average mouthfeel.   Slightly bitter finish.   Decent, but could stand to be a bit maltier & smoother.   Thanks goes out to slob for the trade!
Loddeer (171) - USA - SEP 27, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark tasting, with a nutty malt flavor with a hint of dark chocolate. I was expecting something a little lighter at the time, so I was a little taken back. Not that bad though, pretty smooth going down, and overall a decent dark ale. Smuttynose has some good microbrews.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Nice chocolate and caramel flavor without excessive sweetness. Good spicy hop quality rounds this out. Not the least bit cloying, at least not in healthy doses. This is one of the best brown ales that I’ve had and was a definite crowd pleaser among the 10 people that I ordered this for at Murphy’s in Hanover.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 14, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lovely brown color, with a slight, tannish head.
Aroma; mild, with some nuttiness, though it develops as we go on, becomes more chocolately and sweet.
Taste: rich, delicious, malty. Medium body, but large maltiness, minimum hops. Niely balanced, easy-drinking, aflush with flavor, this is another in the Elite Corps of Brown Ales, Done Right! Yum, yum, I keep saying, and may I repeat....mmmm...
Kinz (3625) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium brown, decent head. Milk chocolate aroma. Flavor had elements of cocoa, with a bit of roasted coffee, and a decent bitter finish. Quite a nice brown.
JPDIPSO (5153) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 25, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown with a hint of orange when held to the light. Dry malt, cocoa, and light mocha aromas. Fairly light on the palate. Sweet dark cocoa flavors with some light caramel and honey roasted nuts. Finish id rather thin and biting with a pine-like acidity. Thanks Falconeye8 for this brew.