egajdzis (6730) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2004
Poured a ruby red raspberry color with a small off white head and nice lacing. huge aroma of sweet caramel and toffee, wood, nuts, malt, and a nice floral hoppiness. Subdued roasted malt balanced a hop finish. Now this is my new favorite brown, certainly beats the summer brown. DYCSoccer17 (3708) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 7, 2004
Smells kinda hoppy with hints of pine. There are also notes of malts in there that give it a nice roasty flair. Smells delicious. Moderately hazy mahogany color with a small off-white head. Thin, vinous, smoked tastes. Hints of chocolate. Decent. ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - AUG 6, 2004
bottle...slightly murky light mahogany with a medium tan head. Malty aroma (brown sugar), and also some roasted hints. Beginning has a little hop essence leading to a roasted malt middle yielding a nice dark chocolate bitter to finish. This is one of my favorite styles, and a good representative. dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 25, 2004
Hazy mahogany brown in color with a large off-white head. Acidic, citrus aroma with subtle fruit and toasted malt notes. Hoppy yet mellow malt charcater. ross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAY 14, 2004
on tap at some diner in southern vermont. this is a brown ale? damn- that is news to me. i seriously thought this was an ipa. dark in color, hoppy smelling. hoppy taste, very bitter. goes down like an IPA, and i consumed it in large amounts like it was one. this was a damn fine beer that was the best beer i had on my trip. (although not the best i bought i believe).
Eyedrinkale (3235) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 9, 2004
Unfiltered brown. Pours nice brown with decent tan head. Nice roasted malt and chocolate taste followed with warm hoppy alcohol bite. Thanks OldGrowth. freekyp (2408) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 6, 2003
Cloudy dark chestnut with small but resilient tan head. Tart flavor lasts througout as does a lite nutty flavor. Long sharopy bitter and very dry finish. TerryB (8) - Calais, Vermont, USA - DEC 3, 2003 does not count
Kind of muddy red color, pleasing aroma. Nice hop bitterness finishes off a fairly malty taste. Has a lot of similarity to Long Trail Ale/ OC Copper / other alt-German type ales I've tried. Hallertau hops in this? I really enjoyed this one. redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2003
A reddish brown color, dark but not opaque, medium creamy lasting off-white head. A west coast/ English hop aroma( Northdown?) This is a brown?, more of a west coast amber. Still I liked it but it is nothing special. a homemade label if you like that. CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 7, 2003
Dark copper brown color with a thin lacey white head. Aroma is of thick chewy caramel and some roasted malt. Body starts syrupy, but thins out due to a lack of carbonation. Good sweet caramel malt presence and a crisp, lightly hoppy finish make this a respectable brown ale.