AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 6, 2003
Good mahogoney brown. Hazy. Not much head. Good nutty aroma, but allowing beer to warm is definitely recommended to fully appreciate. Fairly hoppy for a brown ale. Some coffee notes. SimonPatrice (312) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 2, 2003
Reddish hazy brown color, almost no head. Edgy flowery hops. Good hops presence, really aromatic, well balanced. Chocolate in the finish? and grapefruit zest. daboskabouter (1469) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - APR 30, 2003
Dark brown color. The nose is choclatey and somewhat citrusy. Smooth with a nice bitterness. Long with maybe a touch of vanilla towards the end. Radek Kliber (7501) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 27, 2003
Nice brown. One level above let say Tartan in qualities. I like the hops popping out behind malt. Nice... Oakes (19569) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 19, 2003
Muddy dark chestnut. Nutty aroma, slightly vinous, toffeeish, almondy. Strongish flavour, a mix of sweetness and earth tones. Bark-like in its bitterness, a slightly disconcerting effect that highlights the lack of direction this beer has.
MartinT (10239) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 9, 2003
From a seemingly tepid puddle of sewer water emanates a seering pine cone perfume...Cloves massage the energetic conifer bitterness throughout...A cask-conditioned palate in a bottle... OldGrowth (3665) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JAN 19, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2003 From the bottle. Good aroma,red/brown looking. Brown ale maltiness offset with a nice hops flavor. Another winner from Ray xmandax (130) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 2, 2003
i'm not really a fan of brown ales, but this is a wonderful example. hoppy, thick and bitter. belgianhomebrew (645) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - DEC 18, 2002
Slight hop aroma. Nice malt flavor. Very good as brown ales go............ Hopistotle420 (1177) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 30, 2002
This is by far one of the best browns i've ever tasted. So simple, thats the key to McNeills brews. On tap at the brewery. Not overly sweet like most browns, SlopBucket kicks ya in the teeth with awesome bitters, long lingering hopped up finish. All this supported by a nice malt backbone. I love this brew, and this brewery is never disappointing, highly recommended.