SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 5, 2003
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2003 I am not a big fan of dark beer but this was fairly good. The nose was not too present but the texture had a smoothe feel to it. Also, there was little to no aftertaste. Not Bad overall
thedm (6005) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 4, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This draft brew poured a medium head of creamy fine off-white bubbles and a transparent brown body. It had an average strength malt-spice aroma. It starts off with a mildly fizzy malt-hop flavor that finishes with a malt spice aftertaste and an average lacing. I can only rate this sample as average, but I know I have had better samples of this brew. It is a good available beer that can usually be found in the typical places that Budweiser or Miller can be found.
hotstuff (5031) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 4, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap. Small head that quickly dissolved. Copper body. Carbonation. Decent lacing. Smooth taste, but it was also thin and watery. Better from a bottle than on tap. This would have had a much better rating had it been in a bottle. Oh well.
jgb9348 (6002) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I've had this many times before, but I just figured i'd write up a review for this beer. A good overall beer, very thin body with a slightly watery taste, but nothing in comparision to the watery crappy beers of Saranac. A good one to try that you can find at almost every supermarket or specialty store. If you have already had the other good ones you can find just about anywhere (boddington's, bass, guinness) try this one.
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 26, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
From bottle. Aroma and flavor dominated by burnt nuts, weak flavor, thin body, tastes watered down. Maybe its better on tap, but there's plenty of better brown ales around either way.
ericnixon (745) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 25, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good color and stuff. the smeall made me think it was kinda nutty, but it had more caramel characteristics. it was pretty good but it had an "eh" aftertaste.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I drink Newcastle often. Smooth taste, Not to filling, slightly bitter, when on draft it tastes watered down.
Sully (1380) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is not a bad beer. So when one says that it means it is not a great one either. From the bottle it falls short. Nice coppery colour, but a bit lacking in both hop aroma and malt presence. It might be pasteurised but its pasthepalate that counts.
philb (20) - Wangaratta, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lovely malty aroma. Very smooth taste. Nice malty overtones.
Just a little bit too 'mashy' is the only downside I can think of. I may just get another...
obfuscatex (9) - USA - MAY 22, 2003 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of my all time drinking favorites, I only really like it on tap though, have had some bad experiences with the bottled variety.