tgncc (3090) - Bellmore, New York, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Via trade with Spence3208. The aroma is a pleasant mix of caramel, and nuts, little bit of cocoa. The appearance is translucent deep amber, slightly off-white head. The flavor is caramel, bready, nutty, sweet. The finish is sweet, and light hop bittering, mainly pine needles. Medium in body, creamy mouthfeel. Pretty nice.
GranvilleTim (1854) - Granville, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks Spence3208. Red-brown pour with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malt and a little nutty. Taste is roasted malt, nutty. It has a nice flavorful aftertaste. Great lacing. Got to love a 24 ounce can of tasty beer.
radarsock (1146) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 22, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had on tap at Murphy’s in Manchester, for $4.50. Basically, the flavor profile is what I would describe as stale peanut brittle mixed with edamame and DME in a blender. Rusty light hazy brown pour. Alright. Nutty, which is often the case with browns. Too artificial. Has these strange hose manure aromas which weren’t my favorite.
boto (2086) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
24oz can: This one pours a clear, dark amber color. There was a very small off white head that didn’t linger long or leave any lacing. The nose is nice. there hints of chocolate brown sugar and roasted malts. The taste is good. A hint of the roastiness, biscuit, as well as a faint nuttiness. A bit of caramel malts. A faint bit of piney hops keeps this pretty evenly balanced. Just a ahir lighter than medium bodied. A decent enough beer!
robloc303 (268) - Erie, Colorado, USA - MAY 24, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours deep brown, creamy head with lots of caramel on the nose. Creamy, malty taste, walnuts, caramel, and some chocolate. A tad bitter, but all in all, very good!
thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with small white head, Aroma is malts, bread, Taste is a sweet malt, bread some lively carbonation dry finish
shrubber85 (10544) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Chocolate malt aroma. Medium brown with moderate head. Lightly sweet chocolate and barley malt. Light body. Not bad but a bit light.
Leighton (18222) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can in NYC with Chris. Pours clear, red-brown with a weak, fading tan head. Brown bread in the nose, hints of cocoa and earth. Light to medium sweet flavor with lightly toasted bread, some dry leaves. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Moderately sweet finish, some earthy and leafy bitterness, toast. Pretty bland overall, though not offensive.
Bulk_Carrier (3632) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
It pours a cloudy dark brown with a good one inch foamy lumpy tan head. Foamy lacing is left around the sides of my nonic. The body is too dark for any carbonation to be seen rising. The smell has the toasted oats and walnut up front with an ever so faint sense of hops in the background. The taste has the previously stated elements and combines some nice caramel tones. The palate is about a medium, slightly dry and a bit watery, but a decent watery. Overall, I was a bit skeptical in the beginning when I saw the price, but am glad I bought it to try a style I’m used to and like from a company I’ve never had any of their stuff. I’d probably have this again, but definitely as a novelty because of the price.
VALIS (229) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very faint scent. Let it warm 10 degrees and still faint. Vague cocoa, chestnuts. Smooth, kind of plain brown ale taste. Lightly spicy. A small soapy/malty finish. Very sessionable, but on the uninteresting side.