TChrome (1472) - North Richland Hills, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2004
Ruby red in color with a big, fluffy beige colored head. I really like the aroma of this brown ale. Aromas of roasted peanuts and a hint of chocolate encourage the user to quaff. Flavor is quite pleasent and seems to me to be a bit stoutish. Flavors include coffee, dark chocolate and some hoppiness. This exceeded my expectations significantly. Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - JUL 6, 2004
Nice tan head that disappears fast, brown reddish body. Quite heavy in the aroma, dominated by coffee and roasted malt. Flavor is mostly sweet with a little bitterness in the end. Notes of coffee, citrus and pilsner malt. A nice and easy drinkable beer without beeing outstanding! BUrunner (92) - Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2004
Good brown ale that pours dark with decent head. Smells of roasted coffee. Toasted coffee/chocolate flavor evident, but quite subtle. A bit thin in the finish with a slightly metallic aftertaste. Mads Langtved (2243) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2004
Some kind of taste as the Amber brothe, but off course more malted. Nothing special though. A heavy beer in my opinion. zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2008 [bottle] Pours a clear, reddish brown with a thick and creamy tan head. Faint aroma of watered down coffee and roasted malts. Slightly sweet taste with a nice roasty flavor and a good bitter finish. Good amount of carbonation on the palate and warms on the way down. Thanks to Warrior for this one.
jon112981 (327) - Bristow, Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2004
Dark, opaque color. Little to no head, fades quicly. Smells sweet. Light, almost watery tasting. Finishes with a refreshing taste of malt and a trace of hops. Taste fades as quickly as the head Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - JUN 5, 2004
Dark brown color,small tan head that lasted for a short time then faded to a small amount of lace.The aroma was malty and mildly hopped with maybe a slight fruit presence.The taste was much better then i expected.NIcely malty with a slight bitter sweet side and a mild amount of hops coming through.Not a bad brew at all but i know there are better ones of the style out there. brianprentiss (702) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 25, 2004
UPDATED: APR 25, 2008 Deep color, decent head, widely accesable. Tasted on draft and in bottle, farily inexpensive and really good. I really like this beer, and even though it is a bit better than Newcastle, it is much cheaper most of the time. n0kwa (34) - Talisheek, Louisiana, USA - MAY 19, 2004
Dark color, full taste. Slightly smoky flavor. Complimented grilled bratwurst nicely. Silphium (3199) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2004
This deep red beer is topped by a thin light tan head. The nose is very chocolatey and somewhat earthy/yeasty (reminiscent of an English porter). In fact, the body is along the lines of an English porter, too- this has a nice chocolatey matrix, with yeast and tobacco notes as well. Has a somewhat acidic, tangy aftertaste. I agree with previous reviewers that this beer is very thin-bodied and needs a bit more "weight." However, I enjoy the flavor. This may be the bastard stepson of Fuller’s London Porter. I hear jeers and outrage- I’m not claiming this beer rivals Fuller’s, but it does have the same flavor characteristics.