Darkover (1527) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2003
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of nuts and malt with a little sourness. Flavor is sweet, nutty and some maple. But there is a sourness that just doesn't fit. Thanks Dogbrick
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Translucent brown, watery with some maple present in the nose and taste. On the flat side.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2003
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark amber-brown color, clear body, and medium off-white head that completely faded. Aroma of molasses, nuts, and maple syrup. Sweet maple syrup flavor. Tastes like cooled wort. No complexity whatsoever. Some woodiness or hops could have helped this beer but they're not there. Palate is sweet and syrupy. Too sweet and rather cloying after awhile.
bac080 (398) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not bad. Your average brown ale more or less but there's a nice little maple aftertaste. Worth a try at least.
hayden1215 (321) - Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown in color with a creamy head. Aroma is roasted malt/nut. Flavor is sweet with some hop notes. Body is a bit thin but very drinkable. The best of the Tommyknocker sampler pack. Which realy doesn't say much.
joet (2365) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUL 11, 2003
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Lack. Sorry but this is just crap. No body. No presentation. Cheap crap with maple flavoring. I'll bet there's no real maple syrup in this.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 8, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Color is a deep brownish gold, very little head produced. Smell was light, slight tones of roasted nut and caramel malts, molasses and maple notes, but is faint. Taste is good, smooth roasted sweetness and caramel malty, medium to light body, slight hint of maple or molasses, maybe some vanilla, chocolate malt as well. Good nut dryness and flavor. Not bad at all, I liked it quite a bit.
JMerritt (1887) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Maple syrup colored, nice light-tan head that is mostly diminishing, but leaves nice lacing. Roasted malts dominate the aroma. Flavor is surprisingly sweet initially (must be the maple syrup), nutty notes present throughout, with a nice malt character that holds everything together. Mild carbonation, just the way I like it, but lacks body. Finish is moderately long lasting, turning sweet once again. Surprisingly decent offering from Tommyknocker.
hotstuff (4397) - Indiana, USA - JUN 6, 2003
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This brown ale poured a creamy medium tan head with small-medium bubbles. There was some carbonation observed with this ale. There was very little lacing on the sides of my glass. The body was brown in color. I thought the taste was a little tart and bitey which I did not care for at all. I could not acquire a good taste for this brew.
thedm (5066) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 6, 2003
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This brew pours a small head of light brown bubbles and a semi-transparent brown body. It has a very nice semi strong malt aroma and fizzy smoky harsh taste that is a little weak. Very nutty with only a fair lacing. Strange taste in this not really to my liking.