Cletus (6368) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 16, 2008 truckie455 (42) - Derby, Connecticut, USA - APR 12, 2002
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2003 The appearance and aroma were decent, but the palate was harsh..............
Please note that on my older reviews I used a 100 point scale. To make up for any scoring discrepancies, all palate and apearance scored are assigned a neutralized 3/5.UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 24, 2002
10/15/02: A tasty brown ale with a nice malty presence. This has some nice aromas of raisins and yogurt with a nice presence of nuts and brown sugar.
I'm not really a fan of american brown ales, but this one's a champ. Really smooth, and semi-sweet. My only complaints are that I wouldn't mind a little darker color and I wouldn't mind a little less hops (for a brown), but most US browns tend to be that way. Probably the best one I've had so far. Personally, I think if you're going to drink a brown ale, may as well go with Sam Smith's. Hammer and Nail hasn't disappointed me yet. I'd buy this again. koslo (1) - Watertown, Connecticut, USA - FEB 6, 2002 does not count
Excellent representation of the Brown ale style. Slightly nutty aroma, malty flavor. Volgon (2761) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 22, 2001
I have to agree with the Commercial Description: Very balanced. It should have more hops. More like the Sam Smiths (very good) rather than the Newcastle (Not that good).
Gusler (2652) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 28, 2001
A nutty, kinda bread dough nose, the malts U know. Quite tastey, nice head and generous lace, some hop bite at the finish, a real decent brown ale in my books, thanks to VENOM! Oakes (19332) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 13, 2001
Dark amber; complex malty aroma & flavours of toasted caramel and stewed peaches. Body is a little light, though. VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 8, 2001
Incredible brown ale. Balanced to perfection with a nice malt flavor and equally flavorful hop bite.