awaller05 (305) - Sharon, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 22, 2003
Saved this gift from Psychprof for a special day. First smell out of the bottle smelled like coconuts. Second smell was amore traditional ale smell. Very smooth and easy to drink. Wish I had another bottle. Might have to find a trade to make for some more. CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 13, 2003
Was lucky enough to try some of what's left of this brew. This has a great roasted malty aroma and a medium brown color. The flavor is sweet, nutty and well-balanced. Overall, very drinkable, genuine, and true to style. Thanks jskendzel. jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 13, 2003
This style is very good according to the styles of the guidlines in BJCP. The nutty portion is evident at the end of the brew as it warms. Slightly bitter, carbonation was a bit much however. Overall a good brew that is enjoyable to drink and for once obeys style guidelines. amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2003
A very good brown ale, extreme carbonation, aroma of malt and bread / yeast slight mustyness. Nutty flavor with a hint of chocolate. Quite fizzy on the tounge. Dry hoppy finish. urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 5, 2002
Psych Prof provides me with this and I provide perhaps the last review of this rather nice beer, no longer brewed. Nice, lighter malt aroma wafting up from good-looking light brown body. THe beer is certainly in the style of a nut brown ale rather than the rich American variety. This is an elegant beer at the beginning, very much like Brakspear Vintage. I seem to lose the flavor toward the end of the bottle however. Again, rather delicate.
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2002
A nice reddish-brown beer with minimal head and a nice aroma. Nutty, earthy hops and bread all make an appearance. Intense on the malts - caramel, homemade biscuits, a hint of nutty texture. Nice earthy hop presence to balance. Finish is balanced as well and the aftertaste is neutral and doesn't linger. The appearance of the beer and the label (usually not a concern for me) make it attractive. Average body. Solid American brown and I'm sad it is no longer available. jbrus (4989) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2002
Yeasty, chocolat aroma. Brown colour, nice lace. Chocolate flavors, light sweet, bit smooth, dusty. Thin, dry and little roasted finish. mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2002
deep ruby brown colour. slightly hazy. chocolately, malty aroma and flavour. dry roastiness dominates the finish. a little thinner than I expected. austinpowers (2832) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 25, 2002
Yes, a very good brown ale, but I don't feel it's the best. That honor, IMHO, goes to Rogue's Hazelnut Brown. The Boyne's biggest asset is the aroma - wow! A crisp, rather dry flavor with a light hop ending. Too bad the brewery failed around June of 2002. R.I.P. bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - SEP 23, 2002
nice brown ale, pours reddish brown with medium head, decent malty aroma and flavor, with a bit of nuttiness. Good beer but lags behind other Michigan brown's like Bell's best brown and New Holland's Kourage.