willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - DEC 26, 2004
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(old notes, no date) A standard at triumph, this brown is on the sweet side. Dark brown pour, nutty aromas, and sweet. More like a Moose Drool than a Sam Smiths. Nuts linger and a very light roast; maple, molasses. It’s good, but not very satisfying, not sticky, kind of thin. Brown ales are a weird style.
Jine (903) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - AUG 16, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I’m hoping this comes back around again soon at either location. It’s been awhile so the memory of the taste isn’t super fresh in my mind, but I want to give it another go.
muzzlehatch (4877) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 14, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask-conditioned sample at the New Hope, PA location. Reddish-brown, clear, smallish drying head. Lovely almond-hazelnut nose, decent nuttiness and cherry-vanilla notes thorough the flavor profile, but unfortunately quite watery at the finish. OK.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask. Brown in color, with a nice tan head. Aroma is roasty. Flavor is dominatred by special grains, such as chocolate, roasted barley, crystal and amber malts, giving a lttle more roasty and almost cloying flavor than I expected. Almost more like a porter. Drinkable and OK.
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2004
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Really nutty and roasty in flavor. Tasted more like a porter, than a nut brown. Good beer but not one Triumphs best beers. Dark brown in color with a lasting head. Enjoyable.
Braudog (6455) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2003
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This looks to be a beautiful dark red/brown beer with a classical head. The beer is smooth, but a bit flat. Unfortunately, I found this beer a bit boring with little overarching character or distinct flavors. Bitter ending, in more ways than one.
freekyp (1980) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 31, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2003 One of the best browns I've ever had. Extreme nuttiness on the back of the tongue. Moderately hoppy, but the malt rules here.