BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 17, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle purchased as part of a mixed mutli-pack at Market Basket. Pours a crystal clear dark copper brown with a thin film of off-white head. Roasted burnt malt dominate the aroma. Tastes sweet, with toffee, caramel, and chocolate notes. Medium in body with moderate carbonation. Extremely drinkable and that combined with the flavor and ABV make this one extremely sessionable. A fine brown ale.
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - MAY 8, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
It’s got a sweet dark reddish brown color and excellent clarity. A small head is formed which quickly fades out. The aroma is light with some floral hop notes. Its flavor is a wonderful mix of caramel, maple, brown sugar, with roasted and toasted malts. All of which are tempered with a pleasing hop bitterness that floats around on the tongue. Its medium body and soft carbonation give it a smooth mouth feel that is very drinkable. Well done!
ChainGangGuy (4360) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 23, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Best By: 07/20/07, so I don’t have a moment to lose!
Appearance: Pours a bright, clear brown brown with a foamy, light beige head.
Smell: A passably light aroma of toasty, bready malts with a just a drizzle of caramel and molasses.
Taste: Faintly sweet, bready malt flavors with hints of toasted nuts. Vague, soft notes of citrus just before the slightly drying finish.
Mouthfeel: Thin-bodied, but with as much smoothness and creaminess as one could possibly expect from such a light beer. Mild carbonation.
Drinkability: A fine, highly quaffable session-type beer, though I’m not sure why the pricetag was so ’full-bodied’ for a 6-pack.
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reviewed from notes.
Served in a tulip glass. Pours a moderate brown color with an off-white head. Two fingers of lacing settle down with some nice carbonation bubbles floating on top. The nose is lightly-toasted malt with some chocolate, caramel, toffee, and a bit of yeast. The taste is pretty nice and mellow with toffee and very mild chocolate. Good body and carbonation; a nice, drinkable brew.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-13-2010
nathan30533 (590) - Dahlonega, Georgia, USA - JAN 3, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark amber color with a white forming head. Smell of hops which make me wonder if I’m rating the same beer. Taste of malts but not chocolate malts. Good flavor if your an IPA lover, kind of sweet. Overall I enjoy this one but am still left a bit confused by the info put out by the Harpoon brewers.
sallad (115) - USA - MAR 25, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear bronze, fizzy tan head. Sweet apple blossoms in the aroma, dark caramel, bit of cocoa and resin. Nice malt, not overly sweet but mildly balanced by hops and roasted grains. Perfect carbonation washes this brew across the tongue, coating the mouth with a long, nutty finish.
2beerguys (299) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 8, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
It pours a dark amber color, and the word chestnut, provided by Harpoon seems appropriate. It has an off-white fizzy head that quickly dissapates. Fair lacing clings to our new freezing cold brown ale glass. First aroma is of faint light bread malts and not much else. Gentle on the nose. Initial taste is of a very light bitter which softens even more as it moves towards the finish. Light on the palate, it has a watery texture with a clean finish. A very drinkable, smooth taste that certainly lends itself to the session style.
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This dark brown ale from Harpoon pours with a nice head. The aromas offer fruit and caramel. The mouthfeel enhances the caramel flavor. The finish is nice a lengthy.
Crafty07 (404) - Florence, Kentucky, USA - SEP 11, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ruby brown pour with good lacing and a minimal white head from a 12oz bottle, this quaffable brown ale delivers what it advertises, a well rounded, sweet, drinkable session beer. You have to praise a brewery that can do that.
popkow (286) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 fl oz bottle poured a light brown ale with small head. Blend of malts bends this brew to a more seasonal ale rather then a true blue brown. Wheat notes with a spice finish.