jcc83 (137) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JAN 26, 2004
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an enticing clear copper shade, with a thin head and good lacing. Very sweet, delicious aroma. At first taste, the ale is quite sweet, with a good malty flavor and hardly any hint of bitterness. It was quite flavorful for the first few swallows, but the flavor seemed to diminish significantly as the glass emptied. Very good overall, and an excellent change of pace.
possumjc (149) - Charleston - Mt Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JAN 21, 2004
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz. bottle. Pours a dark amber color. Head is thin and fades quickly. Aroma is malty with some sweet overtones. Slight nutty flavor. Like other Sweetwater brews it has a sweet flavor to it as well. Not much like other browns that I have had. Not too bad but not one I will drink regularly. It will pinch hit in the lineup on occasion.
maltdog (621) - 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 (1976) - 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 (11913) - 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 (7133) - 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.