Oakes (12723) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 21, 2006
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Dark amber colour. Light nutty aroma. Strange - some very sweet almondy, molassey character but some astringent roast in there as well. Neither element is all that appealing and together they don’t work at all.
omhper (19671) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught at the brewpub. Nut brown. Neutral aroma. Sweet and roasty with syrupy mouthfeel. There are some pleasant roasty malt and the finish holds light licorice-like hoppy bitterness, but it’s just not firm enough. The malt profile needs some work.
Gorbalev (2927) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap, at the brewpub. Dark brown, small tan head. Smells like toast! Toasted nutty brown aroma - nice. Really nice nutty brown taste. Lingering sweetness. A little watery, but otherwise solid - an excellent brown ale.
argo0 (11568) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 18, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear copper body with no head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, nutty, chocolate, light cherry. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, nutty, cherry. Watery, flat light body.
PorterPounder (5600) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub in downtown San Francisco. Has a light brown head with decent lacing. Light copper appearance. The aroma has a bit of a sweet sugary essence to it. Some chocolate in the flavor with an enticing bit of smokiness. Smooth palate. Very decent.
willblake (2653) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - FEB 25, 2005
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
02.18.05 Palish brown with wispy head. Light roast, light sweet, no assertive qualities, no substance to body, lingering cardboard. Ech.
Lubiere (10158) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Red copper ale with a rich roasted malt aroma. Nice light nuts and malts with a nice hoppy finish. Light bodied but well balanced. (June 2004).
AceOfHearts (1375) - Mountain View, California, USA - SEP 9, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Reddish brown, strong roasted coffee aroma. Something like a little brother of their stout. Dark malty notes throughout., some chocolate. Mild effervescence, some soda flavor in there.
cherr (162) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 29, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice dark brown color. The smell is of roasted malt. The taste is of sweet roasted malt and possibly a hint of chocolate. OVerall good beer.
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - DEC 27, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear orange/brown color with a creamy off-white head. Faint hops and malt aroma. Crisp, slightly hoppy flavor with toasted nut and brown sugar. Fairly dry finish.