GJF (1196) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - AUG 10, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap at the brewpub. it’s not really a style i’m drawn to anyway, and this is a so-so version of it. starts off with a nice malt profile, but it has a sour tang on the finish that cuts against the malt.
radio_nowhere (682) - Maryland, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Birthday draft at Brewer’s Alley. Served in a English pint glass, clear dark brown with thin white head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, dark fruit and nuts. Taste is sweet malt, some coffee notes added and some light hop. Somewhat thin body for style, clean and creamy. I’m happy.
sonnycheeba (2976) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 1, 2012
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tap. Pours clear nut brown with thin, creamy off-white head; short retention and minimal lacing. Aroma is caramel and toasted malt, earthy hops, figs, and light nuts. Flavor is sweet malt forward with some dark fruit followed by some rotten fruit funk; ends dry, with some cigarette ash notes. Light body, low carbonation, and low warmth.
Drjohnrock (416) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft sampler at brewpub. Medium dark amber/brown color, malty flavor battles with bitterness--the two don’t quite gel together but OK (just) overall.
Tasted on 7/05/2009.
Block (1190) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 6, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty good. Nice malt sweetness and hops balance. Just like most brown ales I’ve had from this area, this beer is really light on the nut and caramel flavors. This style is done a little more lightly than some brown ales from the midwest and west coast.
kramer (4573) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours a clear amber body with a minimal wispy off-white head. Lightly husky and nutty nose with a little light roast. The flavor is husky, a little thin, with some light-roast coffee. Some light hops, nice nutty character. The mouthfeel is fairly dry and light bodied with a nice slight husky texture. Pretty decent Brown Ale.
anders37 (15300) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a clear brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty caramel aroma. Roasted malty caramel flavor with some nutty hints. Has a roasted malty caramel finish.
DiarmaidBHK (3132) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours slightly brownish with a finger of white head. Some maltiness on the nose but not as pronounced as I was hoping for. A bit of caramel on the tongue. Clean finish.
Reebetar100 (13) - Alabama, USA - MAY 15, 2011
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet and malty just how its supposed to be. I can put these away all night at the pub. Medium body and creamy texture.
robgibbens (390) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - FEB 6, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasting this one from a growler one day after purchased at Brewer’s Alley. The color is a dark reddish amber. The aroma is rich with nutty malt. The taste is slightly bitter to offset the malty aroma. The finish is crisp and mouthwatering. Decent brown ale in my book. Extremely drinkable.