Bulk_Carrier (3864) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - JUL 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance was a slight glossy brown color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute. Lacing was somewhat sticky but ended up sliding for the most part.
The smell had a fairly nice roasty nutty to caramel to coffee to chocolatey sort of thing going on. Slightly malty sweet through a roasty underscore of a toasted toffee to caramel breadiness all around.
The taste was there and it was mainly sweet but had a light roastiness all around and invasive but actually it wanted to be. Was it? Hmmm...I guess for the most part.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionability about it. The carbonation finishes fairly smooth and leads to a stickiness I’m not normally finding in a whole lot of brown ales in the finish. Weird, but inoffensive.
Overall, brown ale, it sure is, its just a tad different in the mouthfeel/palate to me, but hey still worthy of having again.
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy orange amber color with thin white. Mild malty aroma. Slight roasted notes. Mild coffee notes on the palate with cocoa hints.
Goblincat (399) - Petersburg, Michigan, USA - AUG 26, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a deep reddish brown with a quite thin tan head (at least from the growler, which tends to flatten beers a bit so it may be thicker from the tap). A hint of barley mixes with a hint of malt in the nose. Bitter overall taste with alcohol coming out a little strong (odd if it is really 5% like the description says), but lacking in much else.
JoeM500 (1908) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - NOV 3, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thin, watery dark amber color. Sweet nutty nose, but barely a hint of malt in the mouth. Light bodied and nearly tasteless, but hints of hops in the finish.