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 (2923) - 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 (11971) - 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.
Foxbush (1748) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was a 2004 Christmas present. Modest head that did not last. Color deep reddish brown. There was not much here. Hint of hops. It was drinkable but not special.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - DEC 19, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12.19.04 12oz bottle. Yep, it’s brown. Nice aromas of caramel, coffee, lots o’nuts. Flavor is woody and full of more nuts. Sweet, but not as sweet as some browns, this one has mroe hop presence and that’s AOK. Soft and not too sticky, doesn’t let sweetness take over. Some sourness on finish similar to the Brooklyn Brown. Nice.
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - DEC 9, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A little cloudy amber brown and quick dissapearing head. Nutty dark malt, a little chocolate and some light bitterness. Tastes a bit grainy, it is also nutty and somewhat sweet with a little balancing bitterness.