nearbeer (3283) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 23, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft jar, MacCools. Nice creamy head on hershey bar brown ale. Light hop aroma. Smoky, dry flavor and finish. Pretty good, maybe needs more body.
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 20, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Part of a Wasatch variety pack. I enjoy this more than most widely available brown ales. Nutty malt aroma. Flavor is light hops, malt and chocolate.
Ratman197 (8487) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 5, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a small diminishing amber head. Aromas of toasted malt, carmel and nuts. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of toasted malt, carmel and a hint of chocolate with a smooth finish.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask. Clear and medium brown in color. Creamy head with good lacing and little carbonation. Toasted malt and caramel aroma. Light in body with a quick finish. Kind of watery with a strange bitterness.
BelgianXXX (6) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 2, 2004 does not count
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
weak aroma. tis indeed rather nutty, taste the chocolate, i would say from the tatse they used some weak chocolate. but does leave you wanting just a little bit more after each sip.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2004
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Like many of their beers, this is not well balanced. The malts overpower the hops, and leave you with a strange, choclate-hop taste. Little aroma. Decent mid-brown color. Could not even finish my sample.
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - APR 10, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
weak nose. very nutty, mild chocolate. well rounded malt body, lightly hopped, covered up its light 3.2 body very well. a good brown
opiate (199) - Sandy, Utah, USA - DEC 16, 2000
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Well, a really good beer only comes around every so often. This was a great ale all the way around. Too bad it is seasonal. It was very rich, with just the right bitterness. Nice color, and great finish. This was the best ’brown’ I have ever had, in my humble opinion it knocked ’Newcastle’ right out of the water. I know that is blasphemy for all the Newcastle lovers out there, but tough shit.