RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep brown, almost porter-like pour. Nutty aroma and a rich, nutty, malty taste to match. Quite tasty.
jeremytoni (2889) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle poured dark brown with a small amount of head. Toasted malty flavor with a quick finish.
Dorwart (2333) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wow, really minimal head from a pretty vigorous pour. Dissipates very quickly and leaves a few scattered bubbles. Roasty and spicy aroma with some smoked malts, dark fruit and a bit of molasses. Color is the truest brown I have ever seen in a brew. This is truely a brown ale. Smooth and malty flavor that starts a bit fizzy and ends pretty dry. Some tea leaves, cinnamon and roasted malts and a bit of vanilla. Somewhat more complex than your typical brown ale. Finishes dry and spicy. The brew is much spicer than I expected. Decent.
iggynelix (63) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2009
2.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
looks like a solid brown .. but with way more carbonation than needed. less palate than the look.
smcolw (529) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 24, 2009
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours like Coca Cola in every way--Large bubbles that die to a flat surface. Thereís even soda-like bubbles on the side of the glass. The only thing missing is the ice. Color looks like water with caramel coloring.
Darker malt aroma. Some metallic elements
Very spritzy. The body, in a word, is thin. This is distracting. The flavor cannot make up the difference. Darker malt (perhaps darker crystal). Mid-taste the metal shows up. Nearly no hop...the aftertaste dies quickly.
The bottle features a World Beer Championship Gold Medal. I donít see it.
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 20, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2010 In short: A very creamy and nutty (peanuts) brown ale. Enjoyable simple beer.
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed fresh a few days after purchase.
The look: Cloudy brown body topped by a long-lasting small beige head
In long: Nose is slightly nutty, in a peanut-butter type of way. Body is very creamy and thatís the feature of the beer that dominates, creaminess. Taste of peanuts, caramel, caramel pudding, some red fruits. Nourishing. I could have done without the red fruits flavour that brings a little undesired sourness. Discreet leafy hops. Not dry at all but with a very creamy beer thatís ok. Basic simple stuff yet I donít get creamy beers like that all that often so this was an enjoyable experience and my 22oz went down pretty quickly. A simple beer coming from an isolated northern part of USA, where log on and log off means to add or not add wood in the stove heater.
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - SEP 19, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with a quickly fading beige head. Malty nose, a bit of brown sugar, and chocolate. Nice full flavor, malt predominantly, a hint of roast, biscuits, light milk chocolate, and molasses. Medium body.
shadey (1845) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 16, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle. Dark red-brown pour. Aroma is rich and nutty. Flavor is smooth, nutty and easy to drink. A very nice brown ale that deserves to be the flagship of this brewery.
Berley31 (230) - New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 15, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: Served with a spare-sized, off-white head. Body is clear with a touch of haziness, and a dark-brown color.
S: Smells of average, roasted malt. Not as robust here as I would have expected from the style.
T: Taste, however, comes across much with a very nice, roasted flavor. Moderately sweet with a short duration. Nothing fantastic, but still quite respectable and enjoyable.
M: Light-bodied with an oily/creamy texture. Soft carbonation.
D: Quite easy to drink, the aroma is disappointing but the taste of the beer starts to make up for what lacks in the smell. A very decent entry from Bar Harbor Brewing.
simonbilyk (82) - Maine, USA - SEP 4, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Pours redbrown, creamy brownish head. Some lemon in the aroma. Unexpectedly malty flavor based on the aroma. Some molasses with the roasted malt flavor. Solid hope backbone isnít too strong, enough to clean the palate quickly. Thereís something fruity, maybe cascade hops? Yay beer!