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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   ABV: -
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English style ale. Rich, nutty with a full body mouth finish.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 25, 2008
Growler; samples at the brewpub: Pours brown with a thin tan head. Smells of nuts, lots of spice, caramel, molasses, touches of burnt malt. Tastes sweet and rich with a nice spicy character. The malt profile yields some nice biscuits, caramel and touches of nuttiness. It is very hard to make a good brown ale that has a palate and profile as rich as this one. One of the best browns I’ve had to date.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2005
On tap at the brewpub. Deep dark brown in color with a nice tan head. Malty and hoppy. Well balanced. Nutty. Subtle roastiness. Enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 1, 2003
Ruby hued dark caramel sheen. Thin beige head. Light, big bubbled carbonation. Aroma of toasted chocolate and caramel and dry nuts. Soft and gentle with a low carbonation. Rich toffee and dry nuts with a hint of cocoa in the aftertaste. Medium light body. Fairly dry. Low bitterness. Smooth and easy drinking, if thinnish. Finishes with bittersweet cocoa and dry nuts and a thicker body. A good, wholesome version.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Whelk (123) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2007
On tap at the brewery. Strong coffee aroma and flavor. Some nutty flavors, smooth bitterness, and definitely maintains its positive qualities after a few pints.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - APR 22, 2002
nice rich brown ale with nice hoppy finish! try it, the place is lovely right in the Berkshire Mountains!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bulk_Carrier (2711) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - APR 22, 2015
Notched on the side, this one reads "June." I was told that’s a best by date. This was poured into a mug. The appearance was a dark brown color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute. Light messy lacing roamed around the glass. The smell had a superb blend of rich nutty malts with a light roasty smooth chocolate and ample coffee roaming in and out. The taste copied the aroma nicely to work over a gentle sweet rolling and roasty smooth, slightly smokey and light amount of cocoa. A lingering roasty smooth coffee/cocoa aftertaste leads to a balanced dry to wet finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a really nice sessionability to it. The carbonation rolled over nicely with a delicate sharpness. Overall, this was a really nice English Brown ale, definitely again.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boto (1960) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAR 5, 2003
I'd almost call this a stout. Very dark and roasted tsste, wiwth hints of chocolate. Very Good!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 30, 2003
Every time I think I've gotten completely bored with an overdone style like the brown ale, I stumble on something unexpected. This strongly malty-sweet, hazelnutty-maply smooth fruity concoction dried out nicely at the end and left an excellent impression; I knew after this (my 2nd sample) that this brewpub would be special.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - AUG 15, 2005
Tap at the brewpub. Brown, clear, thin tan head. Roasty carmel fruity aroma. Smooth carmel roasty flavors. Medium body. Malty finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (7859) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 6, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear cola brown with ruby highlights and a thin beige head. Crisp nutty malt, toast, roast, caramel. Malty, roast, toast, more caramel. Nice touch of roast on the finish. Pretty good.


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