rae912 (35) - Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours dark brown with a thick white head. Can?t smell much initially. Nice flavour, slightly sweet, a little too light bodied though.
seymour (1308) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - NOV 20, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted from bottle into standard pint glass. Poured a clear, deep brown color with fluffy beige, lasting foam. Aromas and flavors true-to-style for Brown Ale, which is to say very tasty, but lacks the complexity of finer examples. I particularly missed a little tart, dry roasted barley. I do appreciate the slightly elevated alcohol percentage. I didnít detect it in the drink, but could feel it after a couple. Overall: a solid, malty, highly drinkable, down-to-earth beer.
Tmoney99 (9992) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 5, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Poured clear brown color with an average Lorsch frothy light brown head that was mostly lasting good lacing. Moderate balanced sweet aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium toasted sweet flavor with a medium toasted sweet finish of moderate duration. Soft drinkable beer.
nike (876) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This beer is just lacking any bite, especially for brown ale. Light body, light, watery, taste. Faint aroma, hints of roasted flavoring, I was hoping for more. Other hints of caramel and nuts, sweetish finish.
AirForceHops (2592) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 17, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Grabbed a six pack of this in Portsmouth, NH. Used a pint. Thin white head, light lace. Nose is a weak roasted malt. Taste is very standard Brown. Caramel and brown sugar. But something in the taste isnít right. Has a strange flavor I canít quite figure out. Like a bad syrup. Itís not a terrible brown ale however, I wish I hadnít gotten a six pack of it. Below average at best.
drpimento (2086) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 6, 2011
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
With a relatively aggressive pour a small, light tan head that quickly settled down to a thin light cover and a little bit of lace. Color is a clear, dark brown with red orange notes. Aroma is malt, marshmallow, caramel. Flavor isnít as good as nose, basically some neutral sweetness with a hint of caramel and a bit of bitter and tang. Body is on the thin side and carbonation is a little crisp. Finish is on the short side and since itís like flavor, not much there. Iíll finish this one and no more.
edraz (12) - Alabama, USA - SEP 29, 2011
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
I recently tried three of the Nova Scotia beers and all three were very light in body. This one at least led me to buy a case at $10.99.
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(sampled at the Manitou Craft Lager Festival 8/14/11). Clear brown color. Small tan head. Aroma and flavor of light caramel and malt. Avg duration. Smooth finish. Thin texture. Moderate carbonation. Fair lacing.
gpekar (455) - Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured a clear dark chestnut amber with a tall slightly creamy tan head. The appearance of this beer was its strongest point. There is a very mild roasted malt aroma with some nuttiness. The beer has a light maple syrup flavor. It seems to be overly sweet with not enough hops to cut it down. The finish remains on the sweet side and fades away fairly quickly to not much of a finish.
scottw86 (1055) - Maryland, USA - SEP 25, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured a clear brown color with a very stable off-white head. Not much in the aroma. Some caramel and skunk. Taste is creamy and slightly watery with nuts. A little sweet with some milk chocolate. Overall itís ok, but not that flavorful.