Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - SEP 20, 2002
looks like a mud puddle, but that’s a good thing, nice and nutty but in the immortal words of Chuck D. "Don’t believe the hype" Bell’s Best Brown and Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar blow this one away mwsf (360) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 16, 2002
Reddish-brown color. Small head. Malty, roasted aroma. Slight hop aroma. Some fruitiness in the nose. Some hop bitterness. Some roastiness. Malty flavor. Light body. A good solid brown. Extra points for a great label. ...... Towards the end of the bomber: I’m liking this beer more and more. A good drinking beer. Very smooth and yummy! I’d love to try some of this on a cask. Kathy (241) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2002
Ruddier color than most brown ales. The aroma is strangely both too sweet and bitingly sour, at once. It’s not really very pleasant. It smells a little like prune juice. The flavor is nice, especially after the aroma. It’s mildly sweet -- not complex, but pleasant. A balanced, sweetness that has no beginning and no end. It sits in the middle of the tongue and kinda stays there. daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2002
Slightly cloudy red color. Sweet malty nose. Nicely balanced malt backbone, nicely bitter hop finish. This one has defenitely been talked up, or it was just humiliated by the awesome complexity of beers like La Terrible or Seigneuriale Reserve tasted in the same session. Kaya161 (1139) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 11, 2002
Nice chocolatey malt aroma. Biscuity, mellow, nutty flavour. Well balanced, not too bitter (like some American brown ales). I wouldn’t call it world class, as some have, but it is a better than average brown ale.
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - AUG 6, 2002
man, do I feel bad for this. expectations were sky high. very disapointing, I’ll take the Rouge anyday. Too bad that Boyne River is going under, because I feel that I should sample this again. None the less a good brown ale, just not the best. pauliefrog99 (302) - FLINT, Michigan, USA - JUL 28, 2002
Pretty good. A little light on the taste. I’ll take a Bell’s or Rogue over this. cathcacr (647) - Oregon, USA - JUL 27, 2002
Really quite good but I don’t see what the fuss was all about. I’d still go with Rogue’s Hazelnut Brown over this. A pretty straightforward Brown, I thought. (Note: this is going on memory from drinking it 2 days ago.) DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2002
Sweet roasted malt aroma, cloudy plum colour, medium sized toffee head. Smokey roasted malt flavour, with some bitterness. Smooth, creamy, an extremely fine Brown Ale! Thanks PsychProf. Oakes (17664) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 23, 2002
Well, PsychProf was very fired up to make sure that everybody joined the Boyne Brown fan club...hmmm....dark brown, chocolate aroma, dry maltiness with biscuits, touch of toffee...pretty typical brown ale material quite frankly.