DiarmaidBHK (2274) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at mad Mex. Pours dark brown with a thin brown head. Not much on the nose. Lots of caramel on the tongue. I’m not getting much nuttiness out of this one. This one feels more like a mild ale to me.
nike (746) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at Blue Dust in Homestead. I was pleasantly surprised by this beer. Blue dust has a nice selection of drafts, and I pretty much tasted them all, so I got this brew. Dark brown pour, no head, look flat, but had a very nice taste to it. Complex brew, oak, nutty, and caramel flavors. Roasty aftertaste, medium bodied. Beer went well with homemade pierogies.
Hair6a11 (1156) - Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap; pour is murky brown with an average off white head that retains fairly well. This brew has a roasty, chocolate, nutty aroma. The flavor profile shares those characteristics, while heavy on the nutty character. Its a drinkable brown, but I wasn’t impressed with this one.
kramer (3876) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap, guest beer @ Otto’s. Pours a clear light brown body with a one finger frothy light brown head that faded to a thin covering. Sweet nutty malts on the nose with just a hint of hops. The flavor is sweet, nutty, a little light roast coffee, some light roasted malt as well. Lighter bodied with a touch of clinginess on the finish and moderate fizzy carbonation. Pretty good, but I prefer my Brown Ales with a little bit of hoppiness.
alobar (2299) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Really enjoyed this one. Pours a chestnut brown color with no head. Aroma of nuts, caramel, and chocolate. Light creamy body. Flavor of toffee, roasted malt, nuts, and some chocolate. Very enjoyable.
JohnnyJ (3531) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 19, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a light clear brown, with off-white head. Nuts, light roasted malt and chocolate, and a bit of hops. I find both this style and this beer boring.
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this on-tap at bocktown tonight. Sampled a few times before but this was the first time I ordered it.
A-Body is a somewhat cloudy medium brown color that is served with a 1 finger or so creamy white head. Head slowly subsides to a thick collar and leaves some traces of lacing all the way down the glass.
S- A big tart sourness comes through in the nose first followed by a bit of roasted malt bitterness.
T- A bit of tart sourness upfront with a big roasted nutty malt background. The flavor is consistent all the way through.
P- Medium carbonation and light, easily drinkable body.
O- Though I can’t quite put my finger on everything about this beer I do like it. I really like the slight tart character that it offers. One of the better English browns that I have tried.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 11-25-2008 01:57:35
MrChopin (2527) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at 12/19 Pgh tasting, thanks to Scott and EE!<br Brown amber with a light tan head. Smoke, bread, and light caramel are brought on by a nice use of brown malt. Flavor has more caramel and bread but comes off in grain. Creamy and definitely enjoyable, particularly in the bread-smoke balance.
douglas88 (4472) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - DEC 19, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at East End Brewing during the big tasting. Pours a dark brown color with a medium beige head. The aroma is earthy, nutty, toasted malts and caramel. The flavor is very similar; a nice earthy brown malt dominated brew, lots of sweet chocolate and biscuit flavors. Very quaffable and nice.
sirpsycho (393) - Murrysville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ The Headkeeper. Pours a nice, clear brown color, slight wisp of head. Aroma is malt and touches of caramel. Malt, nut and caramel/toffee are present in the flavor profile. finish is malty and has just a touch of oilyness to it.