Beerdedone (2786) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sampled Pours a medium brown with a thin beige head.Aroma of light caramel, brown sugar and some nuts. Flavor is smooth and light with caramel, dry malts, and some coffee notes with a light bitter finish.
Sammy (9059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fresh bottle from brewery, hand bottled. Brown with lots of lace. Bubbly head. Smelled like a scotch, tasted hoppy like an amber cross-style.
Nate (3792) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at McNeill’s. Nice malty roasted notes, bit of chocolate and a bit of smoke. Light caramel and fruity hoppiness. Dark medium brown clear with thin off-white lacing head. Medium bodied with light to mefium carbonation. Starts medium dry with some nutty bitterness and light roasted grainy malt. Medoum bitter finish, mild neutral fruits, and a bit of hoppiness. Overall, a nice brown ale, with a notable hop presence and some solid malt character.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Nose-body odor, pine, industrial cleaner, something fake and/or plastic, light dust. Body-dark almandine with a medium ring of bubbles. Taste-lightly sour, medium malt vinegar, infection?, body odor, cardboard. Has a weird stale odor in an apple cider vinegar kind of way.
DocLock (8098) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Muddy brown pour with minimal head. Aroma of caramel malt, big brown sugar, some nuts, figs, fruit. Tastes caramel malty, not sweet, with the figgy fruit, slight dark chocolate, and some hops.
bu11zeye (11978) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 16, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(22oz. bottle) Pours a cloudy dark ruby with a medium-sized beige head. Aroma of pine, surgical gloves, medicinal, mustiness, dustiness, and caramel. Flavor of pine, malt, and brown sugar.
deduchar (39) - Rhode Island, USA - JUL 26, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a great brown ale, I really enjoy the overall flavor. Definitely worth a try.
asheft (2600) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2006
2.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[bottle from the general store in Sharon, VT]
Mega buttered popcorn diacetyl aroma. I like diaceytl in moderate amounts, but this is way over the top! A hint of US hops makes it through the butter. Hazy reddish brown with bubbly tan web that forms modest lacing. The diacetyl makes it into the flavour, but there’s some nice piney hops backed up by caramel and faint chocolate malt to overcome the dominating popcorn/butterscotch flavour. This would be awesome beer if they removed about 75% of the diacetyl. Medium body and moderate carbonation.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAY 10, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
DL 06 parking lot: Poured a murky amber color. The aroma was kind of light. Mostly of toffee and malt. The malt seemed a little aged. Sweet toffee flavor again a little thin. Actually seems a little oxidized to me. Thin body and a semi-dry finish.
notalush (5077) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 29, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled off of the picnic table at Dark Lord Day - brown ale? not really tasty? you bet - quite dry and herbal, yet slightly cocoa-like, too - abundant hops, and a kind of orange/cranberry jam thing going on - one of the more unique beers of the day.