iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - AUG 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
$7.99 growler f/Brew York, filled two days ago. Clear medium auburn with a 1 finger light brown white head, good retention. Aroma of some toasty malts, followed by a pretty good amount of hazelnuts--not the artificial Rogue kind. Flavor is sweeter with some caramel malt notes, but stays plenty dry enough, keeping me happy. Mainly nutty and toasty following through to a semi-dry finish, bitterness at a 2 and a little earthy. No off flavors noted. Light smooth carbonation with a light to medium body. Easy drinking, no complaints here.
GL2814 (361) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This had a nice balance of malt and hops, with a nutty flavor, and hints of spice.
scarletfire65 (1089) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasting from draft at Rockaway Seafood Company. Light bodied and watery. Roasted malt, stale coffee, some sweet malt in the background. Not much to it.
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 (1018) - 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 (4054) - 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 (2654) - 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 (1956) - Kingstowne, Virginia, 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