kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle, purchased at the brewery. Labeled "brew 14". Pours brown, with a slightly reddish hue, capped wit a medium mocha head. Aroma of cocoa, malt, caramel, and some grain. Cocoa and chocolate come through as the primary flavors, with some peat and hazelnut serving as accents. Long, mildly bitter chocolate finish. Above average brown ale.
urnamesucks (92) - New York City, New York, USA - AUG 20, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this during the beer tasting. It wasn’t as good once you paid for it.
Imaena (2144) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - AUG 12, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Brewery 08’. Roasted matls and hint of nutty funk in the profile. Thin and watery body. decent beer that would go well in a heavy session.
JohnQPublic (387) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 30, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark brown, bit of a tan head. Aroma is a bit roasty and just a tad nutty. Taste is a bit of roasty malt, a bit nutty. Finish is just a bit nutty, maybe the tiniest hint of cocoa, watery. Mouthfeel is kind of thin, watery, carbonation seems just a bit off, comes close to dominating the flavor.
mcox90 (1765) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 17, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz purchased at Tulley’s in Wells Maine. Pours a reddish brown color with a 1/2" tan head. Some brown lacing. Malt & barley on the nose with a medium mouthfeel. Flavor was malt, barley, some sweet brown sugar and some nuttiness. Good moderately priced brown ale.
kassner (1468) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this in Bottles bought in Bar Harbor. rich dark slightly cloudy amber, with nice tan head and lacing. you can smell the malts and the taste is big for a brown ale, with earthy tones, pepper and a bit of bite. Finishes with that complex sweet and bitter aftertaste
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 18, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 22-oz. bottle purchased at liquor store in Bar Harbor, Maine--Poured a brown-mahogany body; clear with a frothy whitish head. Nose of roasted malts and mildly dry sugars. Bubbly body. Nose of grainy malts and slightly bitter hops. Mouth feel rather thin and somewhat sharp. Taste was of minimal coffee and brown sugar. Thin, watery barley finish. Very carbonated and slightly oxidized. Overall a decent brown ale.
AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a dark mahogany brown, with a wisp of frothy head around the rim.
Smell is very heavy on roasted barley. Taste is more the same. This is a good, basic, all around brown. Easy drinking and smooth. Very sessionable, but not impressionable.
kramer (5611) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a clear mahogany brown body under a small fizzy light beige head. Lots of visible carbonation. The nose is quite nutty and grainy with some cola like notes. Very light hoppiness. The flavor is a little thin with a very grainy husky maltiness. The finish is pretty short with minimal bitterness and some light cola and weak-brewed coffee notes. Mouthfeel is quite light bodied and watery in texture with way too much fizzy foaming carbonation. Overall, just too thin and grainy with an annoying carbonation level.
fishn4red (2) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2007 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Awesome - way better than the lighthouse ale, and the lighthouse ale is great.