maltdog (615) - Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a beautiful red-tinged mahogany clear enough to read through. Minimal head fades quickly. Roasty, toasted pinenut aroma, also crusty bread, subtle cocoa bean (not chocolate), a touch of fruity sweetness. Flavor is mild yet succulent, sweetish, toasty, suggestions of tropical fruit or berry, ending on a citrus note. Barely bitter. Clean finish with a weak coffee aftertaste and a not unpleasant suggestion of brine or seaweed. Unexpectedly filling for being light on the palate. More in the UK than than American style, a definite session beer.
biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 19, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Summits Wayside Tavern-I thought this to be a very nice beer somewhat sweet with some nice fruity tones but not overly done. Not what I would expect from a Brown Ale but maybe that was the point.
SirTom (88) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 5, 2003
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
I thought it wasn't so hot. * Had this at a beer club meeting with many other beers, hence I don't remember all my comments - only the ratings which I wrote down at the time.
MrRomero (1972) - Nolanville, USA - DEC 1, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Copper colored with a thin nonlasting head. Has a pleasant sweet aroma of fruit. Flavor has taste of grape with thin malt. This is a nice beer but not what I call a brown ale.
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 29, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) Clear copper with small off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, butty, some caramel, light roasty and floral. Taste is sweet nutty, some caramel. Medium body. Pleasant, easily accessible beer.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear copper with a thin off-white head. Soft roasted and caramel aroma with some stale graininess. Body is lightly sweet and well balanced. Very easy drinking, but could be more to style.
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Not a bad beer for a brown. Had a nice bitter bite to it.
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 5, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown color with a medium head. This beer was good, actually one of my favorites now from Sweetwater. Nutty and slightly sweet; good dose of hops too; not so piney but more citrusy. Smooth and refreshing.
TheRavishingOne (45) - Cumming, Georgia, USA - SEP 4, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown-tinted, nut-spice having, smooth going down, and it helps me support local business. Seriously, it is a decent beer that goes down smooth and has a slight, almost pecanish, flavor... I'd drink it again.
Shag (2559) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUL 27, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2003 Appearance is a lighter brown with a nice head. Flavor is a little on the sour side which I do not enjoy in brown ales. Somewhat malty and a little thin. Ive had better from Sweetwater but its acceptable.