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.
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 6, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a murky brown color with almost no head. Strong aroma and flavor of dark malt with some lingering sweetness.
Reynolds314 (3104) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nothin wrong with this one. A bit muted and boring. Taste is bready malty and medium sweet with a smooth crisp finish. Easy drinking and not a bad time.
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
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......
jimhilt (2514) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 3, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a three finger light tan head that fades quickly to a thin layer leaving a good lace. Almost black cloudy mahogany color. Roasted malt nose. Light-medium carbonation and light-medium bodied. Flavor is malty, smooth, not overly sweet - decent brown. $3.55 for a 22oz bottle from Ruggeri & Sons Greenfield, MA.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 8, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours with a dark brown body topped by a thin head with little lacing. Sweet, almost to sweet, rootbeer like malt aroma. Slightly sweet malt flavor with rootbeer like notes and a very slight hoppiness. Medium bodied and very smooth.
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.
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.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 16, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown with ruby highlights in color and a small white head. Earthy and woody aroma liek they shoveled in the dirt from the farm too.Flavor is chocolately and spicy hops,stsrts sweet and finishes roasty.