Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Frank and Donna. Dark brown color, has a fruity malty caramel taste with a fruity hop finish.
OldGrowth (3171) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - NOV 7, 2004
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
@ brewpub. Ok nose, malty. Cocoa mainly. Clean orangy brown color. No head. Sweet, bitter flavors. Chocolate/cocoa, carmel, kinda nutty. Medium body, creamy smooth mouthfeel. Biter dry finish. Really like this one, though I didn’t get the nose like some did.
dwyerpg (5489) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2004
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells and looks great. Reminds me of newcastle somewhat, with a stronger start and weaker finish. Can definitely taste the nutty flavor - worth a try, but perhaps only once.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear chestnut brown. Finger of beige foam. Aroma of caramel, brown sugar, light chocolate & nuts. Soft, creamy, medium feel. Flavour of caramel, chocolate & nuts. Moderately bitter, hoppy finish. Sweet aftertaste.
muzzlehatch (4457) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 19, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the Vermont Brewers’ Fest. Nutty-fruity nose, big medium-sweet malty body, finishing piney hops. Thick and juicy.
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 19, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet and fruity aroma. Clear brown with off-white head that recedes to cover. Toffee, caramel, lightly buttery diacetyl, malty sweet with nice fruity esters and decent balancing bitterness. Lasting sweetness on the tongue in the aftertaste. On tap at the Vermont Brewers Festival.
MartinT (9191) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 29, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fruity dark malt, butter-daubed, give off a pleasant nutty oil sweetness...A suave body in which hides a smoky earthiness and a few cherry bushes...Hop resin rises in the back but remain covered by the malt...A tasty quaffer but the many flavors don't come together to the forefront like I would like them to...
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 10, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light brown with ruby highlights and a small white head.Nutty and chocolate flavors,slightly sweet.
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 12, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap in lovely Woodstock NH. Moderatly dark appearance. Nice nutty aroma, but its rather weak. Flavor is malty and sweet with some hints of nuttiesness. Moderatly hoppy and nicely balanced.
bb (8314) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 26, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Maltier flavor, but somewhat balanced (if you like malt). It lacks complexity and finished a bit watery.