Nickel103 (3) - - MAY 19, 2011 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This seems to be showing up at taps all over these days. Pleasant, if slightly heavy, nutty and malty.
BiddleBrau (1006) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice copper color with decent off-white head. Caramel malt and toasty nose hint of hop in the aroma. Creamy mouthfeel, sweet with hop balance. My type of brown. Well done.
mansquito (3961) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 18, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Union Hall, Brooklyn tap ($5): Pours a brown color with a beige head... looks and feels like a brown ale. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, nuts. Beer is very malty, but has a definite undertone of lager taste. It is almost as if you try to make a brown ale out of a lager. Not overly complex, but drinkable and pretty tasty. A solid beer, if not anything really special.
Jow (2534) - New York, USA - NOV 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at an event pours a nice brown. taste of toasted malt, brown sugar, slightly sweet and bitter. Nice easy drinker.
Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours dark brown, smells of nuts, and roasted barley. Nutty, rich malt flavor with a pack of hops leaving for a crisp finish.
thomasmmc (10) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 11, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Village Pourhouse, not a bad beer, has a nice hint of chocolate with a mix of a toasted sugar finishing with a light bitterness.
Nickls (1936) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 2, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Old BA rate - tap)
Half-finger of light tan head; foggy dark brown color. Sweetish malts; light hint of grain and a bit of chocolate. Malty sweetness; grainy-metallic flavors. Thin with muted carbonation. Decent; and I could see this being a decent session brew if the metallic flavor wasn’t there. Otherwise has good potential
basspro76 (423) - New York, USA - MAY 21, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap at The Living Room, NYC. Nut and caramel aromas come through on a thinly opaque brown body. Has a slightly watery malty and nutty flavor to it. Needs a little more depth and body to stack up against some of the better browns.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at One & One in NYC. I actually missed the word Lager on the tap handle so I had assumed this was actually an English Brown ale. Pours a dark mahogany. Nose is light cocoa and toast. Faded hops are present. On taste, round and soft with toasty melanoidins and a full body. Light hop character. Pretty tasty, really.
italarican (1520) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAR 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Sweet Afton. Reddish brown pour, somewhat clear. Aroma has brown sugar, ginger bread, and chocolate malt. The spice and chocolate are subtle but blend together very nicely Flavor is similar: brown sugar and chocolate malt, but little spice coming through. The chocolate malt comes out more as it warms. A little bit of yeast in the finish. Very nice.