BREWMUSKCLES (2288) - 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 (canít 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.
mtoast (336) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2007
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draught, 7/18/07. A touch lite to be considered a brown ale in my book, almost a deep amber in color with fizzy off white foam. Aroma is straight up crystal malt, nothing else. Flavor dances the on the balanced note, with more of that aforementioned crystal malt note. Long lasting and somewhat annoying finish that just leaves your mouth feeling not so fresh. At least itís not a butter bomb.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 28, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Well, Iím pretty disappointed with this. Why canít organic beer be better? It looks great, with a medium, reddish brown body, and a full, lush, off-white head. Aroma-wise, thereís not much going on, just some mild malts and a gentle earthiness. The flavor isnít robus either. It lacks the roasty, nutty-sweetness that I expect from a decent brown ale.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 24, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle from Darkelf, thanks Stephen! Pours clear with a color somewhere between burnt caralmel and dark red mahogany, with a medium sized, creamy beige head. Aroma features dark roasty malts, bit of molasses and some floral hoppy notes. Nice roasty flavor with nutty notes, coffee cues and hoppy hints, fairly well balanced with an astringent finish. Light to medium body and tingly carbonation.
fordest (2010) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JUN 22, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at OíBrienís. Malty aromas. Medium brown pour with a decent head. Flavors were not as malty as I had expected. Some nutty chocolate, but also a bit of metallic finish. Just OK
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - JUN 15, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2008 Re-rate, Tap @ Rustico in Rockland, Maine, didn’t think I had had it. This was much better on tap. Poured amber with an off white head. Nose was sweet and malty. Taste was sweet and malty with a nice maple syrup finish much better than I thought it would be.
12 oz bottle. Light brown pour with a 2 Finger tan head. The aroma is light/nothing. The taste is light with a bit of sweetness. Overall a big ehhh.
cheap (4174) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2007
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Is this stuff brand new? Only 15 ratings? Slightly darker than your average beer. Brownish and clear. Interesting label. Has a creamy white thin head. Smell is OK, perhaps a little chocolaty Not really too nutty, more of a bitter development. Not as good as East End Fat Gary Nut Brown Ale, but better than DFH Brown ale. Not bad overall just wish it was a little more behaved. Does have a hoppy bitter finish that lingers for quite a while after the finish. Probably would not purchase again.
bonbright7 (181) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2007
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
This beer was a little better than the one I had before it, and the mild sweet malts made a decent display. The nuts did come through and were more evident as the beer grew warmer.