Metalchopz (2526) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Part of their mixed pack on my trip to Maine. Seems to be called "Harvest Barn Ale" now. Pours a clear brown colour with a nice creamy beige head that is everlasting and with lacing. Beautiful coffee aromas. Roasted malt with some nice bitterness and hints of yeast. A good roasted malty brew for harvest.
njnut (331) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into pint from draft. A clear brown with limited off white head. Aroma was a complex mix of malts, maple syrup, vanilla and spice. Taste is similar starts sweet with the maple but slightly bitters in the finish. Not bad, easy drinker.
N3lson1 (353) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drank out of a pint glass, poured from a twelve ounce bottle. Aromas of chocolate with a hint of smokiness. Pours a beautiful dark brown with slight amber color, a brown head that dissipates quickly, with little carbonation. Great taste of roasted malts with a slightly dry, earthy finish.
fishonmyplane (498) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flavor is mainly nutty with moderate toasted malt bitterness, and just a hint of molasses. Light-bodied and easily sessionable. Would gladly pick this up again. Great value and underrated.
BeerandBlues2 (10531) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear brown with a small, fizzy tan head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is toast and nutty malt, dates, and light earthy hops. Flavor is toast and nutty malt dominant, light earthy hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
keanex (1603) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - SEP 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled August 3, 2014.
Glass: Fresh Slice can glass.
Appearance: The body is clear and mahogany hued with a tall and foamy tan head.
Aroma: The aroma is of cocoa primarily with a complex backing of maple syrup, toast, caramel and roasted peanuts. Good presence and good aromas.
Taste: The flavor matches the aroma nicely. Prominent malt base giving cocoa, hints of peanuts, toast, and a mild roast along with a dash of maple syrup. Great beer.
Palate: Medium bodied, moderately carbonated.
Overall: This is a fantastic beer. It’s complex, full of flavor, cheap and low in alcohol. I could drink these all day during the fall.
60minuteman (990) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of chocolate, oak, hops, malt, trees and earth. Taste is similar. Slight roast balanced nicely by the sweetness from the chocolate. A little bitter on the finish. Nice.
Darkmagus82 (1939) - - AUG 15, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Transfer from BA review on 11-24-12-
Poured from bottle into pint glass
Appearance – Pours a brown copper color with a one finger white head that fades rather fast. Upon fading it leaves only a very light level of lacing along with a rather persistent film on the top of the brew.
Smell – The nose is rather light. It consists mainly of a light caramel and bready aroma. Mixed with these are some aromas of a roasted nut and a light herbal smell.
Taste – The taste begins with a bready taste with notes of roasted malt mixed within. As the taste advances from there, the roasted notes grow a bit stronger while a wave of caramel and light honey sweetness come to the tongue. The caramel soon starts to fade more toward the end with a nut taste entering the tongue. This when mixed with the roasted malt and bready flavors leaves a rather dry roasted flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is a little below average in terms of its creaminess with a carbonation level that is rather average. Both the body and the carbonation give it a crisper feel on the tongue, which while good for the drinkability is not so good for the roasted and caramel flavors.
Overall – An alright beer overall, but nothing to shout home about.
cfrancis (2646) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours brown with a small beige head. Aroma is earthy, caramel malts with sweet maple syrup and small hops. Taste is woody, sweetness coming from the maple syrup and a small hop bitterness. Kind of a mess and really not that tasty.
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2014
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a bark amber with a little head that doen’t linger very long. Carbonation is very low.
There is a slight malt aroma, not much at all.
There is little in way of taste. Some roasted malt notes can be picked up on the first sip with some yeasty bread notes at the end.
This beer feels thin and watery with some coarseness when you drink it. This beer is drinkable but it lacks character.
This beer needs more roasted malts and should be brown or a deep amber if is going to be a brown ale.Could also use a bit more carbonation to help keep the head afloat.