hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - FEB 27, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
sampled at the brewpub. brown with some red highlights. The aroma and taste both comprise caramel and chocolate. Taste also has some nutty malts. pretty smooth. not a bad brown ale.
BroSpud (1740) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Included as part of a sampler at the restaurant. I found most of the beers here to be very well done. And the food was great too. Can’t go wrong with anything at this place.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A - Pours a fairly dark red-brown color with a half-finger of off-white head. The head faded fairly quickly to a ring leaving behind some lacing.
S - Aroma is full of lightly-roasted carmel malts with some nuttiness. There is also some sweet brown sugar and some hop in the background.
T - Starts off pretty sweet. There is the carmel malts that hit right away, and also some additional background sweetness from the brown sugar and also some vanilla. There is additionally some deeper nutty elements. Through the middle a hit of brown sugar really comes out with some strong sweetness. The finish has a mix of the carmel malts, some sweetness, and some coffee flavor. A little bit too sweet overall.
M - Medium bodied with a moderate amount of assertive carbonation. Just a tad watery but still very creamy and very smooth. The finish feels a bit thicker, almost a tad syrupy.
D - Very drinkable. The sweetness can be a bit much after a while, but the taste overall is really nice. The finish is really nice. A bit more balance with the sweetness could help a lot.
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.
MaBeer1972 (1368) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 31, 2003
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very different "brown" than I am used to. Very dark almost purplish color. The flavor is very malty... malts rule here! Can't beat that brewpub-fresh taste either!
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!
ericnixon (740) - 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.
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 29, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Pint. Has a very dark brown color with some carbonation and little head. Smell is of sweet malts. Taste is also of sweet malts/roasted/smoked and finishes with a slight hop bitterness. Overall a very good beer.
ukoolaid (576) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 19, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. It's dark cloudy brown with small head. Aroma is of sweet malt and sugar with a little nuttiness. Taste is VERY sweet with a lot of left over sugars. Malty enough to have a flavor underneath the sugar. Pretty good brown ale, but I need to remember this should be a dessert beer.
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 28, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark color with a decent size head. Aroma is sweet and malty. Flavor is more subdued than I expected. Light coffee tones, moderatly sweet and malty, with nutty tones.