bnokk (286) - Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown, i can only see that it is brown around the edges and when backed by light. NOSE - light hop scent, not overpowering, just right bitterness. Not sure of hop variety, but it’s not floral or fruity, or overly resinous.
FLAVOR - the brewery’s description is on point. Malt forward with a modest amount of hop bitterness. NOTES - solid brown ale.
N3lson1 (535) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drank this brew years ago at the Pump Station, surprised I never rated it! Drank recently from a two litre growler pour from a tap at the Pump House! Pours a beautiful hazy, brown color with decent beige head. Has an aroma of roasted malts, slight nutty notes. Tastes roasty and complex, with the perfect smoothness. A good brew!
Bulk_Carrier (2782) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - MAY 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At the brewpub, this was poured into a nonic pint glass.
The appearance was a dark brown color with a light transparency about it. Carbonation could be seen rising to fill a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than thirty seconds leaving some foamy lacing in a messy way.
The smell had a semi-sweet dry roasty nuts, caramel, toffee and a light cocoa combining into a light sharp resin.
The taste took all of those previously mentioned flavors to combine initially and then as it warms more resin starts to kick into a decent little hop bite. Lingering resin and nuts lead into the aftertaste and finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body so it becomes pretty sessionable. Carbonation comes across fairly smooth and allows the resin to be the bitterness over my tongue.
Overall, I say this was a pretty good American Brown Ale, hopheads might even like it.
Leighton (14389) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at the brewpub. Pours clear, reddish brown with a beige cream head. The aroma holds light roast, coffee and toasted pine. Medium sweet flavor with nice floral and piney hops, moderate earthy bitterness, cocoa, slight espresso. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Good balance on the finish, slight piney resins, more toast, cocoa and pine. Solid.
Braudog (6024) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at the brewpub. Overall, I’d call this more of an amber ale, and am surprised to see it’s medaled (12 years ago). Moderately nutty, quite smooth, but really not much to say about it. Middle of the road. (#5796, 10/8/2014)
Mep3222 (889) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2014 Nice roasted malt aroma of a brown. Taste is quite nice. Fairly full flavored. Maybe slight watery palate (when I had again it didn’t seem like a watery palate. Pretty full) with a bit of a bitter finish. Good brown. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
merc7186 (2612) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The beer looks amazing with a nice brown color with a slightly reddish hue to it, has a beautiful brown head and clings to every inch on the side of the glass (even half way through the pint). The beer smells great with a great balance of dark malty smells, mild coffee taste and a blend of great hoppiness, not too citrusy, not too piney. The tasteis is amazing with a smooth blend of dark roasted malts and a great smooth hoppy finish. Just outstanding blend. The mouthfeel is decent as the beer is well carbonated and you sit with a mild bitterness. Overall, WOW. This beer earned every honor it has won (and will win) in its existance. Amazing. If you are ever in Albany, this is what you should come for.
coldbrewky (1507) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the Wundarbar in Hudson. Perfectly poured. Gleaming brown ale with active fermentation that leaves a lasting thick head. Malty backbone is an apt description as it gets just a bit on the toffee tone after the biscuit and cereal tone down as the hops light up. Hops are mellow but biting none the less. An easy first of the day.
blipp (7084) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 26, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pour deep amber with an off white head. Sweet and lightly roasted malts, light toffee notes, and just a hint of floral malts in the finish. A bit on the sweeter side and not quite roasty enough. Not bad, though.
justabeergeek (225) - Albany, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A very solid brown. Beautiful pour with a nice, but fleeting, head. Some mild chocolate, a nice maltiness, and an even hops taste make this a nice, pleasant drink. That said, there are browns in the area that edge it out (Davidson’s, Brown’s).