michaeltrego (101) - Amherst, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 5, 2004
Wonderful deep ruby brown color and a decent head. Malty sweet and just a reall pleasant pint of ale -- especially when fresh from the tap. jb (3251) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 2, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2010 Beautiful reddish brown color, tan head that pours out thick. Not especially long-lasting though. Chocolate malt comes through adding a little sweetness, not too much though. Nutty taste, clean finish. I liked it. ChristianSA (368) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2004
35cl bottle, Clear dark brown. Absolutely wonderful smell dominated by cascade hops. Thin mouthfeel. Disappointing flavour of fruit and piney hops. As it warms some faint cocoa can be detected, but no nuts,, sweet malt or caramel is found. Not what you would normally associate with a brown ale. Dry finish. Refeshing and a nose to die for, but not my favourite. 00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - OCT 31, 2004
Pours a brown with a tan head. The flavor is kind of sweet with a good nutty finish. This is an ok brown ale. Palace536 (8) - Waterford, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2004 does not count
I have only had this in a bottle. Sweet finish to the beer with no aftertaste. Short finish with a medium body. Soft carbonation.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2004
Red-brown color, heavy malty aroma, medium sweet nutty taste, medium body, light dry finish. biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 28, 2004
On tap at Summits Wayside Tavern...As far as I’m concerned this beer sets the standard for brown ales..Excellent hopping which could be what sets it apart from the crowd...I thoroughly enjoyed this beer and will definitely have it again MiP (15667) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2004
Bottle. Very malty aroma, hint of bonbon. Nice chestnut colour. Light brown head, disappears too quickly. Malty, sweet/sour flavour, reminding me of a slightly failed homebrew. But nice enough beer still. IMtheOptimator (1169) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - OCT 24, 2004
Poured dark brown with a white head. Aroma is less nutty than I expected, with a hop presence. Taste is pretty smooth... much smoother than Newcastle. Has little nut character to it at all. Has a mild sweetness. The taste still wasn’t complex enough for me, but pretty good. MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2004
Dark copper color with a thin, yet lasting, white head. Somewhat nutty malt smell with a bit of hop sweetness that has a slight grassy feel. Flavor has a bitterness unlike a strong bit of hops, but more of a vinegear feel. Im not gettn past that mouthffeel, it seems to overpower an attempt at some good malt-o-rama.