closey22 (1661) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber brown thin lacy beige head; aroma is sweet malty slight hint of caramel; flava is malty grainy touch of berry; feels light with moderate fizz; finishes roasty malty grainy
Leighton (18520) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the brewpub - Amherst. Pours clear amber with a light, foamy head. OK beer, some brown bread, faint cocoa, dirt. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish, some lightly toasted bread, hints of coffee and cocoa, toasted leaves. So so.
TURDFERGUSON (4045) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish copper, you know the deal. Sweet, red fruity nose, light roast. Flavor is lightly smokey, some peat, light roasted malts. Probably the best of the Amherst brews I tried this time.
DiarmaidBHK (4189) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at brewpub. Pours brown with a nutty caramel quality on the nose. Lots of caramel notes on the tongue with some hop balance. Finishes clean. Nice example of style.
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance: pumpernickel bread with no haze and mahogany hints along the edge.
Nose: chocolate front and center – chocolate cake, bars, and malted milk chocolate. Godiva hot chocolate. Chocolate wafers. Chocolate covered walnuts for some dry crunch.
Palate: chocolate shines but never overwhelms – good balance. Hint of burnt dark fruits, grapes and plums specifically, in the back with stones and seeds included. Chocolate and walnuts mingle. Something indiscernible in the back.
Final Thoughts: never could lay my tastebuds on that final flavor at the back of each quaff. Overall though quite the tasty sessionable brown ale. I’d drink it again.
Aurelius (5068) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler, thanks to LuckyDog. Nice malty aroma with roast and light cocoa. Mouthy, lightly sweet, slightly roasted, the bitterness is light and it would be better characterized as tangy. Toast/roast finish. Pretty drinkable.
dogfish120love (1131) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 28, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at brewery. Pours a murky/ cloudy moderate to light brown with no head. Flavors consist of cinnamon, clove and bread. Very thin and watery.
Christian (12865) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at GBBF. Amber with a small off-white head. Nutty malt aroma, with caramel, and a slightly roasted note. Sweet malty flavour with some yeast character.
cgarvieuk (21543) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 31, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at GBBF 2009 ....Brown ... big chocolate nose ... light hop ... sweet woody toffee malt.
BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - AUG 4, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
GABF 2008 - Light and nutty nose, with some sweet caramel maltiness, and some herbal hops coming through as well. pretty bland overall.