omhper (21889) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2003
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Nut brown with off-white small head. Aroma of crystal malt. Roasty, sweet and clean with hard mouthfeel. Nice citrusy hop. Sugary finish with below average bitterness.
Travlr (17672) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 4, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 10, 2010 Cask at Churchkey. Muddy chestnut color with very scant bubbles and no lacing. Aroma of untreated pine and caramel. Decent malt flavor, but could use just a touch more hops. Fairly thin body. Not much finish.
Leighton (15306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clear brown pour with a small, off-white head. Subtle malt aroma. Flavor is lightly roasted malts and faint hops. Light to medium in body with average carbonation. Finishes with light sweetness. Not bad.
Oakes (13913) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 4, 2001
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A spicy, almost minty aroma, a sweetish, grainy flavour, thin body and late astringency. Reminds me of Newcastle.
bhensonb (12959) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 4, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep nutty, earthy, malty aroma. Ruby tinged amber color with a beige head that flattened with a small amount of lacing. Medium bodied. Creamy carbonation. Suggests dirt for flavor. Oh, make that earthy. This is gritty, roasted malt. It’s not caramel; it’s not toffee. It’s roasted nut with a light touch of cacao. A lot smoother than many American browns. The finish is arguably a bit dry, and there is some mild bitter. Mostly it is that gritty old American brown nutty maltiness. Better than very many of the style.
argo0 (12501) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 9, 2004
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear amber body with minimal beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, nutty malty. Taste is mildly sweet, malty, strong nutty. Light-medium body, a bit too watery.
Tmoney99 (12408) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Jungle Jim’s. Poured light brown with an average frothy off-white head that diminished quickly with some lacing. Light malty dark fruit aroma. Light to medium body. Moderate malty and dark fruit flavor with a medium sweet finish.
jcwattsrugger (11670) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 30, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle-pours a creamy light tan head with dark bronze color. Aroma is malty. Taste is caramel malt, some hops. OK carbonation.
Lubiere (11586) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2005
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sicly amber ale with a thin off white head. Chalky malt with cardboard in aroma and chlorine. Caramel malts with notes of roasted nuts and coffee. Light butterscotch in finish. Oily mouthfeel and medium bodied. Bottle obtained at Cooperstown beerfest but sampled on Dec. 29 2004.
Drake (11116) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 19, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Medium brown with a sizeable head. Decent lacing. Sweetish malty aroma. Taste very much the same, with green apple and Belgian yeast notes?!?!?!? Weird.