Bulk_Carrier (3722) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - SEP 22, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was poured into a becher pint glass.
The appearance was a glossy burnt amber almost close to a brown color. Sly transparency weaves about. Finger’s worth of white foamy head roamed here and there. Semi-sticky lacing, kinda messy.
The aroma starts off with the normal qualities of an English Brown ale, sweet toffee rich to nutty character.
The flavor leans sweet and smooth. More toffee than expected, but decent. Sly crisp sweet nutty to toffee aftertaste. Sweet wet finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a fantastic sessionability about it. Carbonation seems to barely hit. Just really moves really nicely on my tongue.
Overall, just a tad lighter in color than expected, but everything else is right on for the style.
Shot (451) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2016
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the brewpub. Dark brown with a thin ring of foam around the glass. Aromas of slight wet dog, citrus. Crisp cola flavor. Slight citrus. Mild hop presence. Not a very sturdy brown ale. Not much distinctive character. Not very memorable.
Ron (3579) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 22, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Poured a clear brown with a slight reddish hue and a very slight thin fizzy white head. Floral nutty aroma and flavor with a medium mouthfeel and lively carbonation. A slight astringent taste to it. A sessionable Ale.
thornecb (5498) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep mahogany into a shaker. White head with little retention recedes to skim surface. Dark caramel and candy corn aromas. Soft with dark caramel and toffee upfront turning to bitter earth in the lasting finish.
Mep3222 (1273) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - JUL 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Caramelized malty aroma and flavor. A little syrupy but not too much. Other than the malty not too much else going on here, but does have a full body. Little bit of odd home brew like taste. But an ok brown.
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jb (2933) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 19, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A bit boring brown and bland. Yeah it is true to style. On tap at lager house.
monk191 (1750) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A decent brown. Pours a very nice deep red color with white head. Smells of maple syrup and a bit of chocolate. Taste is similar, not the most interesting but smooth and well balanced. Had on tap in Saratoga.
Maverick34 (2984) - New York, USA - JUL 7, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft in Saratoga Springs. Standard brow pour. A bit overly roasted + nutty average at best.
PhatB420 (838) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle into a jelly jar pint, pours rusty brown with clouds of brown foilage within the brew. head is light, small, thin and leaves a ring round the glass, seldom lacing. Aroma sweet malty, some flat spices like nutmeg and dry pepper. Taste is standard brown, unflaterring malts, sweet cushioned barely existent hops, and a sweetness that never escapes one while endulging. A bit toasty and a bit nutty, but nothing profoundly remarkable. easy drinker, definately a brown, but nothing more. ok.
merc7186 (2930) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer pours decently with a nice reddish brown hue to it that passes through some light, has an off white head that dissapates fairly quickly and very little lacing on the glass. The beer smells decent with a very bready, nutty tone to it, mild malty and caramle undertone on the back end. The taste is decent with a solid bready, caramel blend with a mildly nutty finish to it. The mouthfeel is average as it the beer is adequately carbonated and it leaves you with a somewhat sweet caramel mouth. Overall, not a bad brown ale, follows the style okay but the flavors are somewhat milder than expected.