Macegan75 (766) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Capone’s. Pours dark brown. nose is nutty brown malt with hints of the three C hops. first sip is similar with mild roasted and toasted flavors. finish is balance of sweet malt and soft hoppy flavor indicative of Shaun’s beer. nice stuff
ben4321 (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: Draft at The Growler, 4/10/13
Aroma: The aroma has a nice mix of pine hops, roasted malts, toffee, and caramel
Appearance: This one pours a brown color with a beige head that leaves some drippy lace
Flavor: The flavor is medium-plus malty, balanced by a light-medium hop bitterness
Palate: It has a medium-plus body, a smooth feel, and a lengthy, somewhat dry finish
This is a pretty darn good brown. The hops and the malts work well together to provide a good balanced flavor and feel. It might not be quite up to the level of some of the HF beers, but that’s no insult, that is quite a high standard.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Teresa’s. Mildly roasty with a touch of roast and nuttiness in the background. Medium body with a semi-dry finish.
TheEpeeist (3604) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Capones. Barely clear cola brown with a perky beige head. Nose is coffee, brown sugar, molasses and faint orange peel. Creamy mouthfeel with a soft buzz. Taste is oats. coffee, sassafras, raisin and citrus peel. A lovely mellow brown ale with just enough roast for boldness and hops for contrast.
Damico (3003) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours unclear dark chestnut brown with a big lacey tan head. Aroma is subtle, bringing lightly sweet pure malts and a hint of the hops. Flavor balances the brown ale malts and hops well, not too sweet or malty and no hop bite for sure. The flavors work well together on an excellent full body, which I seem to always to from this brewery, and this one did not disappoint.
reggiedunlop (3537) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours dark crown chocolate color with a medium tan head. aroma has great dark chocolate. flavor is dark chocolate and mild burnt bitterness...touch of pine. mouthfeel is medium and the finish is wonderful dark chocolate with a touch of piney bitterness.
Chalsk (1097) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Gingerman with Kev and Frev. Pours a dark brown color with a thin off white foam head. Aroma is light roast, with dark fruit, bread, and earthiness. A light caramel taste with a nice hop layer and some roast on the backend. Some chocolate mixed in.
BrewBoxer (2482) - New York, New York, USA - APR 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the growler NYC. Deep dark brown color. Very full bodies and flavorful like a quad but without the booze
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madmitch76 (19648) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
29th June 2012
Opaque dark brown beer. Big pale tan head. Tangy fruit nose. Smooth palate with fine carbonation. Rich malt base, not bitter or roasty. Nice hops - piney and mildly bitter. Mild red berry fruits. The malt has soft chocolate and very mild coffee. Finishes smooth and semi dry with pretty bitter pine that provides a robust and lengthy bitter linger. Reminded me a lot of Kernel Indian Brown Ale but not quite as good as that stellar beer.
yourefragile (139) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 mL growler sent by Tucker and shared with my father, George (of course).
Pours a clear, dark mahogany with ruby tinged color with a massive frothy cream colored head. Finger thick bubbly head throughout with thin sticky sheets of lacing. Pleasant aroma of brown sugar, molasses, roast malt, earthy hops and light coffee. Strong roast malt flavor in the body with brown sugar and cocoa but the sweetness is well balanced by pine and grassy hops. Dry and bitter finish with a silky light medium body and soft carbonation. A brown ale is a brown ale is a brown ale (generally), but I enjoyed this compared to most and thought the mild bitterness of the hops added a unique turn to this.