Adam77 (457) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I liked this. Poured brown with off white head. Aroma of nuts. Smelled nice. Flavor of nuts and some fruit. Easy to drink.
hopdog (9008) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the New Hope location. On cask. Poured a deeper amberish / orangish color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of nuts, chocolate, and some roast. Tastes of nuts, chocolate, roast and caramel.
lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampler at Princeton. A rich, deep drink. No head or lacing. Deep with a medium to heavy depth. Nutty flavor and aroma. Dull hops flavor.
Grandpa (327) - Verona, New York, USA - MAY 24, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A clear, mahogany colored beer with an off-white, quickly fading head. Smooth, light, malty. The balance between malt and hops leans toward the malt, true to style. An enjoyable beer but not in the same league as Newcastle.
jcwattsrugger (11105) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2009 on tap-pours a creamy light tan head with brown color. Aroma is roasty, nutty, sweet, dark malt, coffee(?). Taste is coffee, dark malt, medium body at most, minimal carbonation.
090126-rerate-on hand pump-medium malt-toffee, soft, some earthy hops.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 27, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Rrinceton on engine. Pours translucent brown with a frothy off white head that laces all the way down the glass. Flavor is nutty but with a very mild malt backbone. A little thin for the mouthfeel, but still enjoyable. The brewer probably designed this to appeal to the inexperienced beer drinker, but still be acceptable to someone like me. The newcastle comparison is pretty close, but this one is creamier. Very enjoyable.
Cornboy (424) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
light brown pour, very roasty aroma. Nutty, grainy, smooth. A little light in mouthfeel, but quite quaffable.
NJBeerman013 (1050) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2-12-05 Princeton Pub- Another hand pump.. This one I enjoyed handpumped. The smoothness of this beer in this fashion is incredible. I got the feeling if it was colder on tap, it would be a little rougher. VERY Similar to Newcastle. Nutty, roasty, sweet.. with a little hoppiness.
willblake (2653) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - DEC 26, 2004
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(old notes, no date) A standard at triumph, this brown is on the sweet side. Dark brown pour, nutty aromas, and sweet. More like a Moose Drool than a Sam Smiths. Nuts linger and a very light roast; maple, molasses. It’s good, but not very satisfying, not sticky, kind of thin. Brown ales are a weird style.
Jine (896) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - AUG 16, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I’m hoping this comes back around again soon at either location. It’s been awhile so the memory of the taste isn’t super fresh in my mind, but I want to give it another go.