Braudog (5350) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light brown with mound of a head. Light and airy caramel nose. Hearty hazelnut, caramel taste. Hint of a bitter ending. Quite good.
Schroppfy (2357) - Łůdż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - SEP 29, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hotel Bar, NW Atlanta. A bit hoppy, yes, which makes it a cut above. Suffered when warm, got reeal sweet adjuncty and fell apart like some of the midwestern browns of mid quality. Still, I liked it because it wasnít overly nutty or anything.
savitska (163) - Smyrna, Georgia, USA - SEP 18, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost better in the bottle. I loved the color and finish of the beer - relatively hoppy like most of the Sweetwater line. It went fast when we were eating our pizza and wings. Iíll have to get some more soon.
After trying it again, I realize that I forgot to mention how wonderful the malt flavor was - almost like a candied caramel apple. A great beer and one with enough character but not too much bitter that Iíd reccomend it to non-afficianados.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 22, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep clear copper in color, the head is minimal, light biege, the lace is adequate. Nose is malt and lightly sweet, untones of caramel also noticed. Front is sweet, the top light, the finish is quite acidic, slightly dry, a light hop presence, drinkable. Ranks #855 on my current 1000 beer master list.
PorterPounder (4937) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 14, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2007 Rerate Atlanta, Ga. - Macís Beer and Wines - 12 oz bottle. Excellent chocolate and nutty flavors. Some toffee in the finish. One of the few beers I have raised my rating on a re-rate. Original 3.3 Thin pour, but strong amber color makes up for it. Slight nutty flavor with a hint of caramel. No bad aftertaste - leaves a sweet taste in your mouth.
DocKozzak99 (143) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice brew! A colleague suggested it to me. Great guy! Good taste, nutty & something else. Nice with food.
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - AUG 11, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice caramel, slightly nutty aroma. Nice nutty flavor and a good example of a light brown ale. Definitely a lot better than when I first tried it about a year ago, when it was first coming out.
aracauna (2920) - Georgia, USA - JUL 13, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2005 <P>Rerate 11/9/05: Iím not sure why I was so harsh on this beer the first time around. Itís not pale for a brown by any meaning. Itís a deep ruby brown with good clarity and a small head. The aroma is malty/nutty and thereís a bit of hops lurking in there. The flavor is fairly malty, but it has a decidedly hoppy bitterness in the back that lingers after the malt. Methinks the recipe has been tweaked a bit.</P>
<P>7/13/02: Malty with some caramelly aspects. Too light in color and too thin in flavor an palate to be a good brown. After drinking Rogue Nutbrown and Boyne River Brown, this canít get much over average for a brown.</P>
Aurelius (3717) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is tannic, caramel, syrupy and mildly hoppy. Medium tea/amber color, lousy label, thin grainy head. Flavor is nutty, grassy with mild chery fruit. Reminiscent of New Castle. Very clean finish.
TheBeerCollector (631) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 31, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2003 Good example of brown ale. I enjoyed a pint of this on draft. Nice amber color but little to no head retention. The taste improved as the beer warmed.