TheAlum (6373) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle acquired via a trade at BA. Thanks. Pours a deep brownish auburn hue, darker brown pumpernickel hues in the middle lead to a dulled copper orange glow on the edges and bottom. Decent haze in the middle leads to a mellow glow as it expands out. Cakey tannish head atop stays as a decent filmy layer, a thicker ring hits the edges with some decent lacing overall. Aromas present some decent nutty and carmelized elements, decent biscuit, a bit of earth and faint tea. Earthy brown malts present caramel, toast and some dustings of cocoa dust. A bit earthy, decent toast and carmelized malts meet brown malt slant. Initial is lighter end of the fold, a touch of girth with firm toast and carmelized malts. Biscuits, earth, chocolate dustings. A bit of cocoa, some coffee and earthiness. Middle shows distinct brown and biscuity malts. Caramel, dry bitterness of cocoa nib, coffee and toasty malts. A gentle earthy hopping, touch of body is caramel, earth and more biscuit. Simple with a bit of nuttiness, cocoa dustings and roasty toast essence. Backend and finish show some bitterness, earth and toasty carmelized life. Some nut, firmer cocoa and brown malt is flavorful but not overdone. The body never gets too big or brooding but works well for the Brown Ale fan. Solid enough regular offering from Captain Lawrence for the Brown Ale crowd. Stays away from a sweeter, more full example and remains more toasty, bitter and dry into the backend and finish. Solid.
squareshot (4) - - DEC 7, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted several times at CL Brewery in Elmsford; appearance of a true American brown ale, great taste, easy going down, pleasant after, no interference with tasting other brews.
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HeadyDE (604) - Delaware, USA - AUG 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle pour dated May 2014..dark brown color with active carbonation and all kinds of particle haze when held up to light...nose mostly consists of roasted malt..reminds me of walking into a nut shop down the beach if you can actually find any left..hazelnut..bit of smoke in background..not a real fan of brown ales..but this is pleasant, light bodied with some complexity however..another solid beer from CLBC...
thorongil2 (1780) - , Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) clear, bright reddish brown colour with a small brown head; faint aroma of roast, smoked cherries; roasty, balanced flavour with no finish
salvaticas (532) - - MAY 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at mission dolores. Decent brown. A little flat balance wise. But solid
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boFNjackson (4191) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ 2EM in Beacon, NY... Poured darker brown with a thin, light tan head. Pretty standard for style. Easy drinking, nutty malted grains, cocoa and toasted sugars. Mild to low bitterness. Hints of toffee and dark sugars with a mild yeast presence towards the finish.
mfp13jr (152) - Glenville, New York, USA - MAY 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at BWW. Dark brown with tan head and clear. Aroma is faint with toasted malt and metal. Taste is lightly caramel, nutty, and a bit metallic. Do pick up some dark fruit, perhaps fig, prune? Finish is lasting but clean.
BLADT (680) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 11, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From tap. Copper color on glass. Large roasted noise with some metal. Taste is nutty. Nice bagel malts.
keanex (1629) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On-tap at Joe Canals West Deptford.
Appearance: The body is a beautiful copper with reddish/brown hues. The had is khaki with mediocre retention, settling into a bubbly coating.
Aroma: The aroma is complex with a slightly roasty nuttiness and hints of caramel. Really cohesive with good strength.
Taste: The beer is malty with a roasted nuttiness to it, like a roasted peanut with mild caramel undertones. The finish lingers a moment and reminds me of eating unsalted roasted peanuts.
Palate: Clean body, medium viscosity with mild carbonation.
Overall: This is a great brown ale, especially at the ABV. This would hold its own against any English Brown ale. Very clean and well done with cohesive flavors.
Ontbeertaster (2348) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, pours a nice clear brown, aroma is a light coffee, taste is a nice light chocolate with a bit of coffee, a nice smooth and tasty brown ale, about as good as this style can be