Panzuriel (1242) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice brown ale. A little too sweet for my tastes. Nice malt, good aroma, nice texture. Middle of the road beer, plus points for the style.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 10, 2002
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Musty nutty aroma, sour carmel malt,too sweet.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - JUL 2, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Over all not a bad brew iíve had better but this one gave a good first impression worth trying again the only problem that i had was the store i bought it from was selling it 1 year after the date on the bottle thats a distributor problem not brewery over all a nice beer
BretMayden (1) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 1, 2002 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tried this after a friend brought back some 12 oz. bottles from a visit to the brewery. He complained that if he didnít keep them refrigerated, they went ísour.í But the one I tried had a nice roasty, maple aroma. Weak head. I noticed the maple flavor right away, followed by a faint coffee-like note. Malty, just slightly sweet, but very smooth & drinkable. It does leave a strange -metallic? - aftertaste. However, good thing I only had one bottle
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - MAY 18, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Iím watching the debate on the forums right now on Boyne River Brown vs. Rogue Hazlenut Brown. Iíve only had the latter and thought it was totally awesome. Since I havenít had Boyne River yet, Iíll compare Rogue Hazlenut vs. this stuff. No comparison, this stuff SUCKS when put next to the Rogue! Iíd say halfway between Newcastle and Rogue. Okay, where to begin...the smell is somewhere between coffee/toffee/maple. Taste has some plastic elements in it. Nothing special really.
achtungpv (205) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very syrupy and a funky aftertaste...but you get used to it after a few swigs.
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
another headless tommy. this one is nice otherwise, tho the maple claim is overstated. itís maple sugar time here in ohio, but this isnít the beer to celebrate it. i sniffed and snuffed like a bloodhound, but found only a bit of coffee and a pretzel- toastiness in there. maybe i got a dud bottle: itís like pouring a fat bowl or raisin bran and getting only one raisin. maple aside, itís reasonably malty, medium bodied, good sweetness and uh, pretty okay. give it a squirt of aunt jemima if you want maple.
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I liked this beer a lot. It did indeed smell of maple syrup and caramel. Very easy to drink...the maple syrup came out again in the end. Little hoppiness and alcohol involved in this one.
bbooth (115) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAR 8, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I think I sampled this at a temperature that was too cold. I remember liking this beer more before I had some with the intent to review. I remember being more ímaplelyí. So I will give a review of both experiences. Nice sweet aroma, a malty start with a slight bitter aftertaste. The last time I had it the aftertaste had something funky, I couldnít place, in it. I remember having a more maple flavor in the finish. This is worth a try at least.
dins (266) - Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2002
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Too sweet and weird finish.