DragonsHead (142) - Morgantown, West Virginia, USA - MAY 19, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
One of the picks from the variety pack the wife bought me. Pours a medium to deep brown with a sweet malty nose. tastes of light malt and chocolate. Finishes crisp.
Bulk_Carrier (3637) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance had a nice brown color with a fairly nice looking one finger white to off white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute.
The smell had some light rusty nutty notes over coating a light chocolate malt.
The taste was sweet, roasty and nutty and had a light watery nutty aftertaste and finish.
On the palate, this one sat fairly light and showed a decent sessionability about it.
Overall, in my opinion, I say this was a pretty good brown ale worthy of having again.
smcolw (617) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber in color and crystal clear. Superb head that leaves excellent lace.
Nice fresh hop up front. The malt is surprisingly far in the background. I can detect slight crystal.
A little bit watery for my taste. The flavor is inverted: I taste the hop bite immediately but then the beer settles into darker malts. The finish is good blend of both and has some lasting power.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , 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
brewersspot (97) - , California, USA - OCT 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this beer a while back and from what I can remember I enjoyed it. I’ve had this at the pub/brewery so it was fresh.
Nothing special about it is popping into my head at the moment.
rubbishystuff (2300) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2015 Part of Beer of the month selection. Not a bad brown ale but lacks a little something . Toffee and caramel flavors but all a bit muted. Drinkable but not special. Serving: Bottle
basspro76 (426) - New York, USA - FEB 19, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Drank out of a Harpoon mix pack. Taste is sweet, with a mixture of caramel, brown sugar and molasses all coming through. Taste stays well all the way down. Overall this was the best beer from the mix pack.
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - JAN 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at the Boston airport Harpoon brewhouse. Nice chestnut brown body that is clear, small white head. Nice nutty woody vanilla flavor and aroma. Overall: a very simple but solid beer. I always forget about this style but, if done correctly (as in this case), it can be very pleasant. A great style for the fall.
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2009
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 1/20
Bottle. Pour a brune body with an off white head. Herbal nutty caramel notes, some lighter toffee, and ash with a light sweetness and a bitter finish. Chocolate notes and an earth y bittering finish. Decent session brown.
EithCubes (5557) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2009
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Too-sweet nose with - strangely - some medium American citric hop accents over the light nuts and malt. Amber-mahogany pour, clear and beautifully gradient, with a sudsy, lacing/rocky tan head. Taste is sharp, light bitterness with low sweetness, crisp earth and toffee strike, bit of baker’s chocolate in the bg. Very light tang. Malt is a little toward the back, otherwise this is perfectly balance with a bright and punchy hop-half. Light body and smooth carbonation, touch of bread and grass in the finish. Agreed, an excellent session, and much better than the last I’d had from these guys.
tgncc (3090) - Bellmore, New York, USA - NOV 26, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma of toasted malts, nuts. Appearance is dark brown, reddish tinge, tan head. The flavor is malts, bread, nuts. The finish is light hop bittering. The mouthfeel is thin/medium. Not bad, but hardly great.