PapaSkeetSkeet (799) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - OCT 27, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2012 Pours brown/deep amber (depending on lighting). Transparent/well-filtered. Decent cream-colored head. Aroma/Flavor is moderate burnt coffee roastiness with piney hop bitterness/flavor/aroma. Much less chocolate. A bit grainy. Thin to medium body. Pretty good, not a work of art.
Beerdedone (2465) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours copper brown with a thin off-white head. Aroma of light chocolate, faint caramel and some earthiness. Flavor was lightly sweet with caramel malts, chocolate, molasses, nuttiness and some earthy hops.
jcos (1414) - Maryland, USA - SEP 7, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle I’ve had for quite awhile. Pours a nice brown-ish color, somewhat clearer for a brown ale. Caramel malt aroma. Taste starts sweet, but unbalanced by some bitterness. Long aftertaste, medium body. This beer is just okay. Maybe I’ve been having too much ridiculous beer lately.
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear ruby and brown color with a medium sized beige head. Nutty, light grain and big toast on the nose. Nutty, creamy, with big carbonation. Nice and nutty, lots of toast. Soft creamy toast and a slow long bitterness.
decaturstevo (4626) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep copper pour with creamy off white head and lace. Light chocolate, light caramel aroma. Semi sweet start of caramel malt, light chocolate, and a hint of sour malt. Medium bodied with good carbonation just a tad thin and watery.
Damico (2309) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
There is a light malty aroma with the slightest hint of caramel. The copper color is complemented with a nice tan head. The flavor is light sweet malts with a lighter body than a normal brown ale.
WISEGUY572 (1372) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I had this on cask and, surprisingly, it was the least cask-like of all the beers I tried today. Lacked the creamy mouth and fantastic lacing of most cask beers, and of the other beers I sampled. Simple brown ale, some sweetness in the nose and, of course, in the taste. Adequate hopping for a brown. Not my favorite style.
BvilleBronc (85) - Biglerville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle pour. Dark brown with small white head that leaves a fair bit of soapy lacing. Smell of malt and some grassy hops. Taste is balanced with a slight lean towards bitter. Nothing distinct. Finishes dry and a bit heavier on the bitter end. Summary: balanced towards bitter with a long light bitter dry finish. Its okay.
SB (333) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured dark reddish brown. Thin, bubbly off-white head. Aroma was malty, nutty, and sweet. It got more and more apparent as the beer warmed. Flavor was of malt, burnt wood, caramel, sugar and hops in the finish. Mouth feel was thin, and bubbly. Lots of carbonation. Mild sweet aftertaste.
obxdude10 (1964) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I’m not a huge fan of brown ales, but this one was pretty delicious. The beer obviously poured a brown color, and featured a big and fluffy tan head. There was a lot of maltiness in the aroma, along with some earthiness, leather and light hops. The same traits were found in the body of flavors, as well. But the body itself was surprisingly smooth and a bit creamy. I don’t think I’d get an entire pint of this beer, but the 5-6oz sample of it was delicious.