Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 3, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice brown body, very good for a Brown Ale. Minimal to zero head in this brew. Very nice aroma, sweet malts and very subtle hops. Body is a bit bitter, somewhat smokey taste is left in the mouth. Ending is roasted malts... in this case though, there’s a bit too much of the "roast". Enjoyable none-the-less.
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - FEB 3, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottled. Dark brown w/ very little head. A nice balance of floral hops w/ a heavy malt backbone.
hershiser2 (1175) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Blue Light, Charlottesville, VA. Deep brown with a frothyish head. Sweet nutty aroma, dominated by malts, but also has some citrusy hops there. Flavor is full of bitterness, with some grapefruity hops mixed in- just like the aroma. Kinda thick for a brown- but I’m not complaining!
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is pretty nutty and mildly sweet. Dark brown with slight red hues and a thumb thick slowly fading tan head. Flavor is mildly toasted malt int he fore with some sweet and nuttier malt in the middle and finish. Thicker than many porters I have had. Very solid Brown Ale.
GreenDragon (219) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer pours with a small light brown head on a deep brown body with a walnut like aroma on malts. Nice walnut flavour with a deep bitter finish on a medium body.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 4, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from the dragon pack: Deep cherry color with a light brown head. Light nutty aroma. Slight roasted malt aroma with some light bitterness.
Suttree (4903) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 24, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chestnut brown, with a nice head. Nice aroma of walnuts and black pepper, with a touch of molasses thrown in. Same elements in the flavor, too - plus a note of toffee. Crisp, mildly hoppy finish. Not bad at all. Sampled at the 2005 Asheville Brewer’s Jam.
bsawatzky (153) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2005
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
a slight nuttiness but overall really lacking in flavor and body. a slight hoppy character as well but no depth.
can8ianben (1286) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2005
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not much better than average. I had this one on tap at the Harrisonburg beer and wine festival. It was pretty simple. Good aroma coming off, a nice nutty hoppiness, but it lacked the depth I usually find in better brown ales.
Braudog (5489) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - FEB 27, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Solid mahogony color with a big ol’ creamy head, so casually wasted down the drain by the ditzy bartender at an otherwise good beer bar in Hampton VA. This was nutty and woody, smooth, with a bitter edge. Classic brown ale.