Theydon_Bois (8613) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Opa Opa, Southampton, 20/05/13.
Clear copper/chestnut brown with a thin beige head.
Nose is malt, light fruit, touch vegetal.
Taste comprises dark malts, toffee, brown sugars.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, light bitterness in the finish.
Average fayre, on the bland side, akin to an English bitter from a start up brew pub.
BroSpud (1689) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Southampton restaurant. Tasted as part of a sampler. Found this to be somewhat mediocre compared to the others. OK for the style but not all that memorable.
DiarmaidBHK (3393) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at brewpub. Pours dark brown with a thin khaki head. Not much on the nose. A bit of malt sweetness on the tongue. Has a bit of nuttiness on the finish. Eh! For style.
thicksuds (427) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 2, 2011
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Full bodied for a brown ale, almost was close to being a porter IMO, nice nutty flavor, one I would like to try again, had this on tap at a local restaurant.
dnstone (2139) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 6, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice roasty aroma. Amber-brown with off white head. Sweet, full bodied. A really nice brown ale.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 8, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap at the brewpub, pours dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is thin coffee. Flavor is roasted malts, light chocolate and brown sugar.
jarow (237) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 31, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask. Pours a cloudy brown. Nose is earthy malt, some nuttiness, some yeast. Medium-bodied, low carbonation and very smooth, lots of nutty medium malts, barely any hops detectable. Finishes medium-length, very slight bitterness, more nuts and malt.
boto (1848) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAY 23, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Opa-Opa. This one pours a dark brow, yet is still clear and can be seen through. There was a small tan head that left minimal lacing. It has a lighter aroma. Some nuttiness, a hint of smoke, roasted malt and caramel. The taste is good and very similar. Nutty with just a hint of roastiness. There is a nice balance of malts and hops: the taste is almost neutral on sweet/bitter. Very easy drinking.
ericnixon (740) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 24, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a growler purchased from their Williamsburg, MA location. A sweet aroma tops the dark brown, reddish on the fringes color. Light mouthfeel with low carbonation. Sweet fruity malty flavor with a lingering brown maltiness with a touch of hops that sit on the tongue for a while. Pretty good.
elihapa (1525) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - MAY 12, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from Growler. Pours dark brown, thin, with a small head. Aroma is bubble gum, cherry syrup, sugar, and raspberry. Very, very fruity sweet. Flavor mirrors aroma, with some malty sweetness that reminds you it is a brown. Kind of a hybrid beer that blends berries, a fruit beer, Belgian yeast, and an American brown. The result is pleasing, though not overall outstanding.