TomDecapolis (4570) - Milton, Delaware, USA - APR 23, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Salem location billed as the "Derby St. Nut Brown Ale". Porus a translucent ruby red amber with a medium creamy/bubbly light tan lacing head. Aroma of light roasted malts, caramel, some chocolate and coffee. Lighter than the flavor. Flavor of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, with hints of some hop flavor and bitterness.
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 19, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at brewpub. Dark brown body with a small beige head. I can see why the “Beantown” part of the name. The beer is very beany indeed. However I didn’t find much of the advertised nut flavours. Liquid baked brown beans makes up most of the initial taste along with hints of dark cherries and fig flavours. That’s followed by some earthy and citrusy hops providing a pleasant tartness albeit no bitterness. Decent beer. Will do the job if you have a craving for baked beans but you’re on a date and are afraid of the real-thing side-effects.
jcwattsrugger (11286) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
on tap-pours a thick creamy retaining tan head and ruby red color. Aroma is chocolate/coffee with a sharpness-dark malt. Taste is chocolate/coffee with a sharpness-dark malt, acidic. Minimum carbonation.
rederic (3094) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at boston beer works on canal street, dark brown ruby color, with a creamy tan-colored head, dark chocolate and roastiness in the nose, with a roasted malt, nutty accent, and a hint of coffee beans in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a sweet cream mocha character, note of roasted coffee beans, sweet brown chocolate, dried dark fruits, like date, plum, leading towards a nutty and a faint hoppy finish.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2005 Tap@Beer Works , Boston, Ma. Not bad for a Brown Ale. Some blackberry and redberry fruit. Caramel, toffee flavours, a little bit tart. Good for the style i think.
barenada (211) - Georgetown, Indiana, USA - AUG 10, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(draft) A nice malty brown ale. Very pretty lacing. There was a bit of a coffee overtone that I could have done without. Quite good though.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 8, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft near fenway. Smells like fresh peanutbrittle and some caramel. Pours a woody brown color with a nice off white head. Head recedes fairly quickly to lieave a small fizzy film. Flavor is nuts, woods, and sweet malts.
KariCupcake (214) - Lenox, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 28, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had at the Beer Works by Haymarket. Smells good! Pretty red brown color. Tastes like a yummy tootsie roll!
carlitos99 (184) - The Big Apple, USA - MAR 23, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I am a fan of nut brown ales and I think the folks at Beer works did a respectable job here. Nutty, chocolate, smooth, very drinkable.
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 13, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Fenway. Brown body, medium tan head. Light aroma of roasted malts, coffee. I too found this (and some of their other brews) watered down, but this one more so than others. There’s some nuts here, moderate sweetness, but more or less just a bland brown ale.