sonnycheeba (3295) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Pours clear brown with average, creamy off-white head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is heavy caramel malt, hazelnut, floral hops, figs, dates, and light toast. Flavor is sweet malt forward with supporting dark fruit esters and some light earthy notes; sweet finish. Light body, low carbonation, and low warmth.
bth122 (1226) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear brownish copper. Aroma of hazelnut, caramel, vanilla. Light bitter, light sweet. Creamy texture. Ave carbonation. Not bad. A little water down.
hopscotch (8781) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft… Clear, deep, dark copper ale with a mid-sized, creamy, off-white head. Fantastic retention. The restrained bouquet is quite nutty without much else going on. Medium-bodied and lightly creamy with soft carbonation. The roasty flavor leans a smidge toward the bitter side, but is smooth and well-balanced overall. A bit nutty and a touch thin. Finishes crisp and very mildly bitter. A little too crisp and refreshing for the style. Personally, I like a little meat on my brown ale’s bones.
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2011
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Served on draft at the brewpub. Pours a dark brown color with a large creamy tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel, toasted malts, nuts and a faintly hoppy finish. The taste is very tart with notes of berries, citrus and nutty notes. Medium bodied. Seems like something might be wrong with this one.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light brown-red, beige cover. Aroma is sweet, chocolate, caramel. Taste is cocoa, caramel, toast, nutty.
JStax (2773) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - NOV 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap into a shot glass. Appearance is a dark, translucent brown with a beige head. Aroma is malts and coffee. Taste follows suit. Coffee comes throughout magnificently. This is my favorite of the sampler I got while at the brewery. I would say this is their best by a good bit.
BeerandBlues2 (9358) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Morgantown. Pours clear brown with an average, creamy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cookie, chocolate, toasted), light hops (earthy), and light esters (dried fruit) with notes of dates. Flavor is heavy malt (bread, cookie, chocolate, toasted), light hops (earthy), and light esters (dried fruit) with notes of honey. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation, low creaminess with medium sweet finish.
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Morgantown Brewing Company on 10 March 2010. Attractive clear chestnut colour with a red tinge. Quite smoky aroma. Some nutty notes. Slight odd medicinal TCP notes in the flavour. Otherwise OK.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4785) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2010
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2012 Sampled on draft at the brewery this beer poured a moderately dark brown color with faint red highlights and a small tan head. The aroma was faint dry and roasty malts. The flavor was dry, roasty and nutty with touches of wood and apple. The finish was medium length dry malts. A bit thin in body. Eh.
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Enjoyed on tap at the brewery in a sampling glass. The beer pours a deep brown color, with a mild off-white head. Aromas of dark chocolate and subtle roasted malt to the nose. The palate is straightforward and fairly uneventful. Dark chocolate, ash, and a very slight roasty character come through. Bitterness is present, but not to such an extent that a particular variety of hop really shines through. Overall, a straightforward, if somewhat simple, English-style brown.