rauchbier (3559) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, GBBF London. Red brown with low head and condition. Chocolate nose to start with but develops a fruitiness that turns woody and almost sour. Body is creamy with a roasted note and more chocolate and finishes sweetly.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 4, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Their website states that Abita’s TurboDog ascended from Old Brown Dog, maybe so but it also kicked it in the teeth and pissed on it to mark it’s territory, it owns you bitch!
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2005 Some hovering apples and crunchy roasted nuts…Good caramel malt and butterscotchy presence…Polite hops…Pretty sweet, but well-rounded and silky...
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 3, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong dark malt aroma, nice fresh taste with a decent amount of hops. This is a beer where if you have a 6 month old bottle, you should pass, but if it is fresh, drink up!
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JUL 3, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A hint of fruit comes through in the nose. Nice flvors of malt and caramel in the body. Finishes with a slight nuttiness.
Nate (3553) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mild malty aroma with a bit of fruitiness and nuttiness. No head. Coppery brown beer. Medium carbonation and body. Starts mildly sweet. Bit of alcohol taste with vapory feel. Nice balance of hops and malt, and a little bitterness at the end. Sweet, nutty after. Good beer.
brownalegirl (199) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - JUN 16, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I go with the guy who thought it tasted like unfermented wort. I’ve had quite a few opportunities to sample the same, what with all of my husband’s homebrew experiments, and though this isn’t quite so thin, flat, or sweet, it does have those characteristics. So many exceptionally tasty things come out of the legendary PsychProf cellar, that this one stands out a little in my memory as a particularly mediocre brown.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - JUN 16, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nope. The commercial description claims an attempt to transcend the style, but there are so many fantastic American browns doing just that that this effort really pales in comparison. I tasted it after a few really good browns and it harkened immediately back toward Newcastle’s mush in comparison. It’s a pleasant enough brown, but on a night of superstar beers, it cast the palest light.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUN 15, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium brown complexion on this (bottled) sample, with smallish creamy quick-dying head. Nose is nutty and earthy, with no hoppiness to speak of -- as you would expect. Flavor is a bit strange, somewhat of port or madeira I think and lots of nuttiness and caramel; I liked it, but it could have SOME bite, and the finish is almost too smooth. An interesting example, and I could see it improving a lot on resampling, or on draft.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
OK, so I’m not a brown ale slut after all. This thing is the weirdest American Brown I’ve yet had. Is that Brett yeast in the aroma? Also a bit nutty, but very very mild, almost no roastiness, very little hop bite, and the palate is mixed in where it wants to go. Get the Porter or the Shoals Pale instead. Boy, I am SUPER bummed.