JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 19, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber almost filled to the top. Modest aroma of caramel and hazelnuts. Glowing auburn brown in color with a nice off-white head. Nice flavor. A solid balance of light chocolate, caramel, toasted nuts combined with some citric hop flavor and slight hop sting on the swallow. A little dry roasted peanut flavor. Still keeps itself sweet and malty. A very nice quaff and a fine introduction to the brewery,
Ferris (5279) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler - Brown sugar and molasses. Deep dark brown with a decent beige head. Lots of roast and some toast. Very rich, almost porter like. I get some of the bitterness, but no real hop flavors.
SoberDave (167) - Escondido, California, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours brown with a white foamy head. Aroma is hoppy with nutty dark malts. Tastes bitter and malty as in the aroma.
redpooba (401) - New York, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dark malty beer with an off-white head and a nutty aroma. The body is medium-large and the sublte carmel cashew flavors come across the tongue. The finish is a bit burned though. Overall this is my favorite Horseheads beer.
jtclockwork (9077) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose/taste of fresh nuts, grains and malt with a slight bitter citrus hop bite in the finish. Clean. Mouth feel is a bit creamy. Medium body. Sessionable.
SHIG (3703) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - OCT 5, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Poured a dark brown with a light brown head. Aroma is light but nutty. Taste starts out sour but then brings forth to malt and nuts.
johnnnniee (2519) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Picked this bottle up at the brewery a couple of months ago. sampled 10/17/2009
Pours a clear solid dark brown with beautiful garnet highlights when held to light. Smells of sweet caramel, toffee, brown sugar, and a touch of citrus. Taste follows the smell. Sweet caramel dominates, brown sugar and just enough citrus to cut through the sweetness. Sweet almost syrupy mouthfeel, crisp carbonation, medium body. I’ve had this bottle for 3 months, but I can see this beer getting cloying if I had waited any longer to open it. I had this at the brewery the day I picked up the bottle and it seemed more balanced then. Fresh it was my favorite of the beers I tried at the source. Decent brew, great session ale.
Ron (2732) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 27, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2012 On tap at the brewery. Small tan head, reddish brown color. Got more hops in the ending than I thought there should be, not much malt sweetness. It was ok none the less.
Jblauvs (1350) - Chester, Vermont, USA - JUN 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown pour with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, caramel malts with a bit of hazelnut and a flutter of peanut butter. Chewy in the mouth, flavors of hazelnut, sticky caramel malts, and a bit of fresh resinous hop. Not bad.
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 2, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from VBM filled to the top, just as jah noth said. Pours a very deep brown with an amber tint. Small off white head. I love brown ales and I’ve had plenty but this might be the first brown I’ve truely smelled fresh hops. Aroma is also full of roasted mal ts, nuts and chocolate. Flavor is nicely balanced with bitter hops and roasted malts. Med-full bodied dry mouthfeel. Lingering sweet aftertaste. Very good brown ale!