mjg74 (2737) - Salem, Oregon, USA - OCT 18, 2007
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from BevMo. Medium brown on the pour. Overly carbonated head. Somewhat metallic watery artificial chocolate aromas. Overly carbonated feel. Decent chocolate flavors. Average brown.
Radek Kliber (6602) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 16, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 355 ml
Appearance :Pours clear ruby brown with thick beige cap.3+ top.
Nose :Fresh scent of aromatic alpha hops mixed with blend of brown malts. Chocolate in character.
Flavour/Palate : Slightly dry up front with bitter west coast hops. Brown malts seemed subdued by them. With time smoother cream chocolate shown. Missing typical to this style nutty flavors . Decent.
kramer (5348) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear light brown body under a foamy two finger beige head that left some intricate lacing. The nose is not very Brown Ale like, it almost has a Gueuze like quality. Sugary, musty, with some fruity malt. The taste is very earthy with dry husky malt and maybe a slight hint of infection. Minimal nutty flavor and a very light hoppiness. Mouthfeel is thin and watery with foaming active fizzy carbonation. Overall, this was just too thin and really had some odd flavors and aromas going on. Another organic loser.
jstraw (1943) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2007
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Red-brown with big, foamy tan head / Minimal, faint malt nose / Medium, weak body, with no finish / Simple, thin but pleasant flavors of roast malt and nuts / Pedestrian.
jcwattsrugger (11374) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
@VT Beerfest–on tap-pours a thin white head and copper color. Aroma is mild medium malt. Taste is medium malt-chocolate, flat (English) hops.
Imaena (2004) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 7, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft in Bar Harbor: Good but over priced. Not sure if it truly makes my top lists of brown ales. it has nice interpaly with the flavourings but it just does not finsih as well as i would have liked.
puboflyons (2430) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 28, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle at a beer tasting in Concord, New Hampshire. Pours a nice brown color with a reasonable tan head. Malts and fruits in the aroma. Medium mouth feel. Very enjoyable malty and nutty flavor. Maybe a hint of choclate too? A quality brew and one that I would have again.
BREWMUSKCLES (2359) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 2, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
aroma is sweet and malty. this is a brown so i give a pass. this beer looks good in the glass. nice classic brown with red hues. low carbonation it is still fairly sudsy. the beer goes down good with a touch of bitterness and sudsyness. the flavors are tangy with a malty hit. there is a touch of sweetness that is of caramel and toffee nut (can’t discern the nut). heck a guys ego gotta give an extra point for smell and looks. goes down pretty smooth. damn it here i go -YOU KNOW WHAT THIS MIGHT MAKE A GOOD SESSION BEER.
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 18, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy translucent brown/copper with nearly an inch of off-white head. Smells nutty and fruity. Tastes nutty and fruity at first, with a pleasant roasty coffee and chocolate quality emerging toward the finish. A slight astringency toward the finish too. Very drinkable - one sip definitely invites another. Medium creamy body with a decent amount of carbonation. Wow, what a good brown ale. A new favorite for the style!
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pretty average beer. Poured brown with notes of malt and caramel from the nose through the finish. Drank relatively smooth.