beerbill (3598) - Laurel, New York, USA - OCT 28, 2006
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
22 oz. bottle. I’ll give them credit, its not a typical brown ale. Has some positive notes and negative. Pours an opaque dark brown with a thin off-white head that was chased away in about 30 seconds. Aroma of coffee and bittersweet chocolate a definite plus. Sweet, nutty flavor is offset by a weird taste like wet cardboard. Thin, watery mouthfeel. Glad I shared this bottle with my wife, I don’t think I would have finished 22 oz. of this beer.
Lubiere (11932) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 14, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reddish brown ale with a thin white head. Light sweet malt aroma, and sweetish malt in mouth, with nutty notes. A bit cloying for a brown, and light bodied. On tap at brewery , Feb. 10, 2006.
GonZoBeeR (3010) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 14, 2006
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at the pub....
Flavor:Nutty and watery......
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 26, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours brown with a light brown head. Smells of chocolate and nuts. Tastes nutty with some decent malt.
OldGrowth (3058) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2006
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, from Ryan & Casey’s. Ok nose. Sweet. Little yeast at first, but that disappeared quick. Nutty, caramel, Milk chocolate. Tad hazy reddish brown color. Small head, minor lacing. Sweet malty flavor. Like aroma, Nutty chocolate. Medium body, creamy lite mouthfeel, Sweet malty finish. easy to drink brown. Seems to hit al the right marks for a brown, maybe I’m not a brown ale person
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the brewpub. Deep brown and clear in color with a nice tan head. Malty and caramel arom. Chocolate notes. Malty and caramel flavor. Chocolately. Finish is malty. Nice beer.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the brewpub. Brown, clear, nice tan head. Malty carmel-chocolate aroma. Malty flavors, mostly carmel. Slight chocolate. Malty finish.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUL 15, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2012 Update, Dec 2012: My fave PP beer. Just the slightest hint of nuttiness, minimal bitterness, minimal sweetness, just a woodsy presence. Malty. Original from 2005: Not too nutty, nor sourish, as many browns can be. Earthy and delightful with just a hint of brown sugar and smoke, this is quaffable in the extreme. Nice creamy ring head lasts and really adds to the palate. Shared with my father in law in swelteringheat in Hatfield, MA.
ericnixon (742) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 26, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown beer with a head the completely dissapates. Somewhat smokey aroma. Roasted characteristics that remind me of a muted stout.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 12, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz BOTTLE!: Deep ruddy brown. Small light tan head, quickly diminishing. Sweet malts, in the aroma and up front, faint toffee, nutty, roasty grain, pleasant mouthfeel, finishing with subtle hopping, and an alcohol dryness. Very clean, very drinkable. Its very nice to see these guys finally bottling. Some of their brews are just delicious. Hoping to see more from these painfully nice brewers!