PilsnerPeter (3029) - Flushing, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Canal Street Location: Amber/brown pour with a thin tan head. Chocolaty, roasted aroma; reminiscent of tootsie rolls. The upfront flavor is slightly flowery, soapy, almost mildly tart, which leads to a roasty brown sugar like finish. The flavors aren’t really harmonious or balanced, but it’s still not bad.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft @ Salem Beer Works with the Mad_Indian. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of roast, nuts, and caramel. The flavor is slightly sweet, toasted caramel, roast, and nuts. The body was a little thin, however this brew was enjoyable.
MadIndian (2608) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled with Stegosaurus during our second Boston Tour. Served at salem location. Brown pour with off white head. Slight roasted/caramel aroma. Taste was pretty much the same. A little thin in body but not bad at all.
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2007
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap @ Fenway location. Pours a nice brown color with a tan head. Aroma is faint chocolate and malt. Taste is the same, though like seemingly every other beer from Beer Works it has a very nice aroma and a watery taste.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Name: Beanpot Brown
Source: Brewpub, Fenway
clear dark copper, wispy beige head, touch of lace, light sweet malt aroma, sweet caramel malt flavor, light balancing bitterness, touch of chocolate, finishes with the sweet caramel, tasty but not a brown and no beans
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Source: Brewpub, Fenway
clear dark red, fine beige head, touch of lace, sweet nutty chocolate aroma, rich dry chocolate flavor, nice nutty character, light balancing hops lead to a nice bitter finish, it’s all about the rich chocolate
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 17, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Fenway location. Dark brown with ruby-orange highlights. Smells like chocolate and hazelnuts. A beer full of chocolatey goodness with a very smooth palate. Good roasted flavor balances the chocolate.
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a nice brown ale. It pours cloudy brown with small head. It gives notes of chocolate and coffee on the nose and these flavors drive into the palate with the hint of hazel nut. The finish is nice and long.
Dogbrick (9460) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at Beer Works Fenway: Pours a dark chestnut color with a medium beige head that burns off steadily. Spotty lacing. Aroma of malts and nuts. Medium, smooth body with chocolate, malt and nut flavors. Slight hops do not do enough to counter the sweetness. The finish is sweet and lingering malt. Average all around.
ClarkVV (4223) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 7, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught pint at BW Fenway on 5/12/07
Should be noted that this is a slightly lower gravity version (during the Red Sox season, the beers have a higher proportion of water). With that in mind, I was a bit hesitant to try some of these low gravity dark beers, which can really suffer from wateriness/lack of malt richness. And honestly, I think I could detect a fair bit of wateriness present, but I’m quite sure the actual beer aspect was delicious. Some nuttiness, nips of roast and sticky caramel with light bakers chocolate hints on the finish. Fairly low carbonation, with a very high attenuation and low hopping rate. No alcohol noted. Large, light-tan head is impressive, as is the retention and rings of lace left down the glass. Very sessionable stuff and quite flawless to-boot. Little bit of beaniness/nuttiness carries through from the chocolate malt and seems to expose itself too much so. Some more base malt would help cover it up, but it’s understandable, given the fact that they are purposely watering it down.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 2, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep brown, thin off white fizzy head. Nose held some interesting notes of molasses and chocolate nut, with very soft notes of fresh cavendish tobacco and mild coffee. Flavor was truly one in the same , but just lighter with a faint hop tone in the end. Light bodied, soft carbonation, light nutty finish. Guess it’s ok for the masses....