madmitch76 (25344) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2011
9th February 2008 Papsoe (25059) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2005
A 1993 bottle! Pours a deep red brown. Smells and tastes of chocolatey malt. A little watery in the finish with a trace of marmite.
(Bottle 35,5 cl) With a name like that you keep your expectations high. Of a wickedly strong and ful-flavoured beer. And the name has been notorious amongst beer-enthusiasts for ages. Well, I guess it’s mainly due to the fact, that this was one of the first successful US microbrews. Regarded by it’s effort as a beer this is rather peaceful. Dark brown, perhaps slightly copperish, neat and decent head. Soft and lightly sweet nut-character without much bitterness. A very pleasant beer outdoors on a warm night in Greenwich Village. fiulijn (21022) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2006
Dark amber color. A common Ale, with a caramel and honey touch. Very simple. jtclockwork (17100) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 13, 2010
Pours a reddish brown with good white head. Mouth feel is a bit thin. Nose and taste of malts, nuts with bitterness I didn’t expect. Rated 1/3/2000 brokensail (16633) - Dublin, California, USA - MAY 10, 2011
A: The beer pours a dark amber color with a finger of off-white head sitting on top.
S: Intensely sweet on the nose with a big time dark fruit character, possibly prunes and raisins. Some toffee, caramel, and brown sugar gives additional sweetness as does the hint of chocolate.
T: Sweet toffee and brown sugar are present all the way through. Some mild dark fruit notes and perhaps a hint of nuttiness and toasted bread.
M: Light to medium in body with a medium carbonation.
O: A little too sweet and not much else going on.
bhensonb (15612) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 3, 2007
Nice mildly malty browny ale aroma. Nice ruby coppery color. The head went away so fast I can only say it was whitish. Very smooth, so smooth as Newcastle Brown. However, it has more of a malty brown ale taste. So if NB is step one for a newby, this could be step two. There’s even some hop at the end, but it is overbalanced by malty sweetness. Nicely drinkable, especially on a coldish day. djd07 (15341) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2007
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small off white head that diminishes rather quickly. The aroma is a fruity malt with some licorice. Very little lacing on the glass. The taste is a roasted malt with a spicy fruit finish. A great session beer and easy to drink from Matt. Ratman197 (15212) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2006
Bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a small diminishing amber head. Aromas of sweet malt and a hint of lemon. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of sweet malt and lemon with a crisp sweet finish. Tmoney99 (14855) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2006
Bottle. Reddish brown pour with a large frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Light toasted malt aroma. Medium body with soft carbonation. Moderate sweet malty flavor with a short finish. Below average, but drinkable. Lubiere (14133) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2004
Brown ale with a moka head. Strong cardboard aroma indicating oxidation. Cardboard taste with malt coming sligthly through. Barely any hops.