SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 5, 2006
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the brewpub. A reddish amber beer- not brown. No aroma. Has a chocolate flavor. The sourness is very strong. Light on malt in the body.
marcus (7545) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 2, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Thirsty Bear. This brown ale poured with a short off-white head that dissipated quickly. The flavor is a bit thin but tasty, with a malty finish. Like Newcastle with a bite.
Oakes (13536) - 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 (21261) - 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 (3000) - 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 (12110) - 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 (6197) - 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 (2654) - 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 (11148) - 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 (1374) - 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.