jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
bottle... dark clear mahogany, some copper in the middle, a big light tan head, good retention... weak nose that is mostly generic malt, a bit like a light quad no roast or nut notes of typical brown... really boring here, watery roast, just too thin and flavorless to drink, weird dry alcohol finish
Braudog (5576) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Blaze in Bar Harbor. Dark reddish brown with a thin head. This is also very light-bodied, looking to be a trend among local beers. This drink’s with an exceptionally malty tone, nutty and rife with tree bark. (#4216, 8/21/2011).
eaglefan538 (2849) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft. Pour was initially a slightly orangey brown, which later went to an orange with less beer in the glass, strangely light overall for a brown. The head was decent, the aroma not. The aroma was roast, chocolate, caramel. The flavor was roast, chocolate, caramel, nuts, a touch of coffee and brown sugar. The mouthfeel was moderate to full for the style, finishing decently with a bit of roasty bitterness.
natepost25 (7) - South Elgin, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2011 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I tried this beer in a taste testing at bar harbor brewing company in Maine and bought a 6 pack. The beer is a dark brown ale which is refreshing and flavorful at the same time. It goes great with Maine seafood.
kubilai (111) - , Quebec, CANADA - JUL 8, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had a first touch of it at their FREE tasting session on Knox Rd, Bar Harbor, ME. Light brown color with a tiny white head. Malty smell combined with herbal/ leaves aroma. Sweet palate. No bitterness at all. Not bad but not a amazing one.
LiteWait (267) - New Hampshire, USA - JUL 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Purchased from the Bar Harbor Brewery in May. Amber red with brown tint. Thin off-white head. Nice bubbly on the tongue carbonation. Not so much in the nose. Taste is grain, roasted malt and a little hop in the finish. Leave the mouth thin and dry in the finish. Very yummy. I would drink again. Shared with AirForceHops.
AirForceHops (2939) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 3, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small thin layer of white head. Light lace. Nose is roasted malt. Taste is lots of roasted malt that turns into a nutty also walnut taste in the finish. Just the right amount of carbonation, has a velvety smooth mouthfeel. If you like brown ales, no question you will like this brew. A nice job from Bar Harbor. Would drink this again. 22 oz bottle shared by LiteWait.
thicksuds (408) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 30, 2011
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Did a little beer trying in Maine, this was one of the better offerings I had, nice malt presence, decent hops, a bit light for a brown ale, more lagerish to me, but a solid beer.
BREWMUSKCLES (2192) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
caramel colored brew with no head and little lasting carbonation. aroma of perfume malt a touch fruity and a touch woody abd a bit buttery. fragrant flavor of butter rum and fruit punch with a metal taste at the end. a bit chalky taste character in the smooth brew. muscatel wafts in and out the brew is complex. a little sweetness.
ben4321 (3759) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Shop Rite - Hoboken, 2/24/11
Aroma: The nose is roasted malts, caramel, toast, earth, and some light smoke
Appearance: Cloudy copper-brown color with a smallish, bubbly, off-white head
Flavor: Malty flavors, some toast, caramel, and roast with slight steel notes in the finish
Palate: The body is light-medium, it’s watery and metallic on the mouth with average carbonation
This wasn’t particularly impressive. The pour is decent looking, the nose is alright, and even the front half of the palate isn’t bad, but the finish is really the downfall of this one. The mouthfeel isn’t really so great either. Overall, this one is pretty mediocre. Fairly forgettable. Color me unimpressed.