shadey (2171) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 6, 2004
Pour is a clear brown. The head is slight with tight bubbles, that reduces quickly to a thin white film. The aroma is an enticing nutty, and caramel. Smells great. The flavor is more nutty with crisp carbonation. Its almost rich tasting. I like this ale. VTHopHead (1513) - Seymour, Tennessee, USA - JUL 24, 2004
Draft at VT Brewers Fest - Dark maber in color with a quickly fading head. Aroma ia malty with a minor hop undertone. Flavor is slightly sweet with roasted malt and some citrusy hops. Finish is not too long with a mix of malty sweetness and piney hop bitterness. OldGrowth (3665) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JUL 24, 2004
Bottle, from Julio’s, Good nose, carmel, cocoa powder, pine. Orangy brown color. Small to no head. Sweet roasty flavors. Cocoa,chocolate,coffee, piney. Lite bodied, little sticky. Bitter on finish. Tasty, not overwhelming. Very drinklable. r464 (2377) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2004
Brown, not too dark. Mild aroma of malt and earthiness. Very basic ale, nothing too exciting here. Wouldn’t pick it up again. shameusburp (171) - Virginia, USA - JUL 1, 2004
Very very average and hard to believe the same company makes one of the best porters.
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - JUN 23, 2004
Kind of bland. Pours brown, obviously, with a small head. Flavor is average hops and malt. A middle of the pack brown ale. Smuttynose does a better job with some of their other brews. ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 17, 2004
A bit on the dry side with some bittersweet chocolate and earthy flavors; slightly astringent. tiggmtl (4543) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2004
Roasted and chocolate malts in the aroma. Clear mahogany brown with tan head that recedes to cover. Raisins, nuts, caramel and chocolate malt sweetness. Coats the mouth. Smooth and easy to drink. Bottle (sampled at Mondial 2004). hopdog (13258) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2004
Poured a medium reddish-brown with an averaged sized brown head. Sweet, malty, nutty, caramel, and light chocolate smells. Sweet malty/nutty flavors. An OK beer. jercraigs (11087) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 6, 2004
Bottle. Reddish brown, white head. Sweet maltiness with a hint of roast. Nice but sort of simplistic. Mondiale 2T (Tiggmtl).