notalush (4994) - 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 (5337) - 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.
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - JAN 11, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Possibly one of the best brown ales I have had yet. Transparent brown color with a hint of orange, small head. Aroma is hoppier than most browns but there is still the sweet malty backbone aparent. Flavor starts out sweet and nutty with some caramel, middle is malty and the hoppiness comes on in the finish making it refreshing. A good beer.
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lighter brown color. Nice frothy head. Quite a bit of carbonation. Nice nutty aroma. Nutty sweet taste. A good representation of the category.