TomTiedemann (250) - Levittown, New York, USA - DEC 14, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
not my fav at black forest but certainly a decent brown. overall was a good. nice color and favlor
beerbill (3564) - Laurel, New York, USA - SEP 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler filled at the brewpub. Pours a mostly clear deep brown that allows light to pass with a thin-moderate off-white head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and left partial lace. Pleasant aroma of chocolate and roasted malt with just a hint of smokiness to it. The flavor is roasted malt with a bit of chocolate and nuts followed by some moderate hops bitterness that finishes this beer off nicely. A solid offering from the folks at Black Forest.
tgncc (2998) - Bellmore, New York, USA - OCT 23, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malty, nutty aroma, whiff of chocolate. The appearance is a murky hazelnut brown, tan head. The flavor is nutty, hazelnuts in particular, toasty, chocolate malts, brown sugar. The finish has a light but pleasant hop bittering, leading to a nice clean finish. medium mouthfeel. Very sessionable, as a brown ale should be. Decent brown ale all around.
joekinty (263) - rockledge, Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
very good brown ale lots of head and lasing nutty malty sweetness balanced well with the hops.
PilsnerPeter (3029) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUN 18, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler from Brewpub: Brown pour with good clarity and a beige head/ring. Simple Brown Ale aroma. Roasted nut character with a touch of brown sugar. Body is slightly thin, but has a decent profile. Nice nutty malt presence, roasted character and a light caramel hint as well. Has a British hop dryness in the finish making sessionable. Not bad.
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at the brewpub. Brown with red highlights and a nice frothy head. Aroma of caramel/molasses, toasted malts, and a light herbal and floral hop presence. Taste is malty with caramel/molasses, a touch of dark fruit, with mild floral hops and a moderate hop bitterness for the style. Easy to drink with a medium body. Nothing too special, but solid and I enjoyed this much more than the average brown.
beastiefan2k (2771) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JUN 15, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampler @ brewpub. Basic fine brown ale. Looks like one with a slightly sticky head. Basically, lightly sweet dark malts with a low hop presence. Easy drinking with just enough light sweetness to keep me interested.
Chapel (468) - Levittown, New York, USA - DEC 15, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I managed to get pretty much the last of this. Pours a dark brown with a bit of head which doesn’t last. Taste is mildly malty. Hops are present as well. Fairly uninspiring considering the other great beers that this place has offered in the past.