ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 29, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2005 2005 bottle drank 8/20/2005. Pours a dull/drab olive-brown with some deep chartreuse tinges, giving it a slight orange tint in the sunlight. Bottle conditioned, with plenty of sediment, leading to a fluffy, light beige colored head, well-retained and providing plenty of lacing. Aroma is dry nutty, earthy dull notes, with musty yeast, milky chocolate like notes, lightly roasted grains, toasted brown bread and a touch of something lightly sour/astringent. Flavor is lightly woody, nutty, very dry raisins and a mix of milk and brown bread again. Medium body, with plenty of carbonation and not as much malt sweetness as I think it needs. Though itís always better to go less sweet than too sweet. Dry brown sugar and plenty of yeasty, moderately sour notes. I really despise Northern Brown ales, but this one is well-done. Hops are not terribly flavorful, not very bitter either. Just sort of there. Nutty and rather dull. Drinkable though, and as the carbonation recedes, it feels pleasant and substantial on the palate.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 19, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear brown color with a thick white head. Aroma of nuts abd malt. Very good flavor of malt, nuts and caramel. Light and oily palate, low carbonation. Iím not fond of brown ale but this one is very well done.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 16, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
If I were to say this was a typical brown ale, Iíd only be a half truth. Aromas of nuts and yogurt dominate this one, but some hoppy undertones are definitely present. Taste is the same, but with a nice bitter finish.
CapFlu (4615) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 16, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Sampled on tap at the Great Lost Bear in Portland, ME. Pours a thin, foamy almond head with deep amber body. Nose of caramel malt. Flavour is of smooth caramel malt. Above average.
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - AUG 12, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(22 oz bottle) Wow, beautiful creamy biscuit head sits on medium dark honey brown body. Nice lacing. Aroma of caramel, malt, hops. Beautiful mellow toasted caramel flavor right from the start. No bitterness, no bite, just smooth. A bit watery but love the taste! Oooh yeah, another great brown ale from Maine. Really nice!
3daddict (139) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 29, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium brown pour with tan head. Toasted malt and brown sugar aroma carries through to the taste and is remarkably smooth. Nothing revolutionary but still an excellent brew.
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bought this beer are i visited thunder hole both were great .
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a reddish-brown with a thick brown head. No lace. Spicy and nutty aromas. Lightly sweet.
Very fizzy. Nutty and lightly sweet followed by bitter finish. Some smoky flavors as well. Nice balanced hops in the finish. Lightly bitter hoppy aftertaste and a bit nutty. Smooth. Very good brown ale.
egajdzis (5401) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brew # 01546... Poured a bright red and brown color with a medium sized off white head and some light lacing on the glass. Swweet caramel malts and citrus fruits in the aroma. Taste was rather weak, roast, nuts, more caramel and some hops as well. Medium carbonation, but thats about it.
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - JUL 27, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Batch number 1520. Nice ruby with creamy light brown head. Carmel malts, dark fruits, nice and malty aroma. Itís got a decent roasted and nutty flavor. Itís quite malty and has a nice full flavor. The beer has a clean crisp taste to finish.