Braudog (6014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 11, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, St Louis. Big red and brown with a thin head. Caramel aroma. This drinks with a very smooth character, subtly nutty and somewhat toffee-laden. (#4405, 12/11/2011)
gregwilsonstl (1405) - Missouri, USA - DEC 11, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown, tan foam, medium sweetness, long finish,
I never thought I would say this sentence, but "Wonderful accentuation of nuts"
Finhead (1351) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A clear brownish-red pour with a light tan head. This beer has a very mild malt aroma. The light body has a thin texture with lively carbonation. The taste is very sweet with a touch of honey.
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 (1659) - 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 didn’t detect it in the drink, but could feel it after a couple. Overall: a solid, malty, highly drinkable, down-to-earth beer.
Tmoney99 (11912) - 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 (966) - 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 (4530) - 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 isn’t right. Has a strange flavor I can’t quite figure out. Like a bad syrup. It’s not a terrible brown ale however, I wish I hadn’t gotten a six pack of it. Below average at best.
drpimento (2482) - 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 isn’t 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 it’s like flavor, not much there. I’ll 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.