johnnnniee (1826) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 5, 2011
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the source in Lowell. Pours a solid dark brown with a stingy off white head that was almost totally gone before the glass arrived at my table. Smells of caramel and toffee with a hint of chocolate and a smattering of earthy English hops. Smell is pretty good. Taste is malty caramel and toffee with a hint of diacetyl. There is an earthy, mineral bite towards the finish that builds with each sip and really ruined this one for me. Medium body and carbonation with a sweet slick mouthfeel. Somethings off in the taste here, I wouldn’t order this one again.
yespr (28651) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tap at Fenway. Pours dark brown, yet clear, with a small off-white head. Aroma is roasted malty and breadish. Mild fruity, roasted malty and light breadish. Breadish roasted malty flavoured. Medium dry finish.
ToeInTheWater (16) - USA - DEC 1, 2010
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
For a nut brown, this is relatively tasteless. Pretty in color. Good head. Smooth on the tounge, but boring.
jonas (5272) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 12, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Logan Airport. Attractive dark chestnut, lacing brown head. Light roast, ok hop balance. Medium body, anonymous finish.
Lubiere (9031) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A dark brown ale with a thin light moka head. Light nutty malt aroma, a bit of fusel alcohol and burned wood. In mouth, a good burned roasted malt, very nutty, maybe of bit of autolyzed yeast off flavours. On tap at BBW, Logan airport, July 19 2009.
kevd193213 (822) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 25, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 oz draught at Fenway location. Slightly cloudy light brown pour with a thin tan head. Aroma of brown sugar, almonds and bread. Nice even taste of sweet sugar, roasted malt and faint coffee. Solid brown, one of the better from Beer Works.
nimbleprop (3872) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 20, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had a quick sample of this at the Fenway location. Pours a translucent, dark brown with ruby edges and a creamy white head. Aroma was faint, some nutty malts, crackers, slightly sweet. Flavor is similar, sweet and chewy, nutty, bready. Finish is watery. Forgettable.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a mahogany body with a medium creamy tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, and coffee. Flavor chocolate, roasted malt, and caramel.
TeamBigEvil (13) - , Massachusetts, USA - NOV 26, 2008
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
On Tap At Fenway brew pub. Poured a dark brown with a small head. Had a strong bad aroma. Smelled as if there was a bacteria issue. Taste was very sour, maybe they should call it a belgium brown ale. Could not finish the glass.
Hoser (367) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 14, 2008
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Page 70 of Michael Jackson’s Great Beer Guide and I had this at the Boston Fenway Park location. This might be the best Brown Ale I have had and I even ordered a second one. Only 156 of MJ’s 500 Classic Brews to go.