SHIG (3402) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAY 18, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Poured a brown with a creamy off white head. The aroma is malty wth some sweetness sorta similar to a chocolate. Taste is malty with some hop to it.
Oakes (11363) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 2, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bright chestnut. Slightly toasty nose. Palate is nice - some nutty notes, hints of cocoa and accents of chocolate. Fairly complex, rounded character with earthy hops.
Beershine (5193) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 2, 2008 Pours deep mahogany red/brown with not much head. smells sour like unroasted soggy chestnut and unidentifiable sourness. body is thin. flavors are earthy and include more unroasted wet nut (peanut, walnut). A teensy tiny bit of hop rounds it out a little. 4-2-5-3-11
re-rated on tap at Moirís Food Shack, Jupiter, FL. Amber brown color. Hoppy aftertaste with sweet malt backbone. Chestnut aroma and flavors, smells strongly of mushroom. Decent pour, deserved an up-rate.
cbeers21 (693) - Miami, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown with nice head. Roasted malts, nutty aromas persist, with scents of caramel and roasted sugars. Dry bitter hops resonate in this brown with a quiet touch of caramel malt. I was a bit confused with the labeling of this beer(shipyard?) but the product in the bottle is all right. nice brown
mlist55 (210) - media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2007
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this in Lauderdale and was pleasantly surprised. I wouldnít go so far as to say "full flavor" but it does have a nice hops/malt balance. Better than the other local choices I sampled.
hopscotch (8458) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle... Clear, light copper ale with a mid-sized, frothy, white head. Excellent retention. Cookie and biscuit nose with some toffee and light earthiness. The flavor is moderately bitter with some light cardboard oxidation. Light to medium-bodied with a fizzy mouthfeel. Lengthy, lightly bitter finish. Too bitter for the style. More malt please!
PorterPounder (5095) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2011 Rerate Revisit four years later, same impression and ratings Original 2.9 Ft. Myers, Total Wines, 12 oz bottle. Dark copper pour, pillowy off-white head. Sweet, caramel and toffee aroma. Flavor has some cake mix sweetness, some nuttiness and a trace of metallic blandness. Trace of caramel in the finish. Mouthfeel a tad too carbonated. Better than expected.
AvantAle (50) - Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2007
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Appearance was pale brown with almost no head. Smelled like hops, alcohol and olives (I thought that very strange). Flavor was bland. And the feel was thin and dry. Could have been worse, but could have been better.
Cappadonna (110) - Delray Beach, Florida, USA - APR 27, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark transparent brown pour with light-tan foamy head. Malty aroma with a very light nut notes. The flavor has a bitter and nutty taste- nice but nothing special.
Bosco (136) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2006 caramel, earthy, flavor is kind of faint, but what flavor there is was good.
Liked this enough to carry in my store: The Fresh Market in Boca Raton, FL
I had to come back here and re-rate.
I guess it had a lot to do with what Iím eating with the beer.....this time around I definately taste a lot of coffee and the brew has body on the tongue with a good carbonation.
I originally rated this a 3.3 and itís since grown on me even more.
Donít be suprised if I return here yet again!
$8-$9 a six pack in Boca Raton.
Revised again (11/06) Sadly, I had to knock this beer back down to fit into place with my ratings, but I must stress that this is a great brown ale and deserves a high rank within that catagory if there was such a thing.