keepersj12 (2920) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a traditional brown but good anyway. Sweet malt aroma from a dark amber pour. Flavor has a bit of the brown flavor but is swallowed up by a sweet honey finish. A bit sweet at the end but quite enjoyable.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5359) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 19, 2011 Sampled on draft at the Rivertowne Pub this beer poured a very dark brown color with a small khaki head. The aroma was light sweet malts and a hint of honey. The flavor was sweet and malty with a strong honey element and a long malty honey finish.
mtoast (336) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a growler courtesy of Bob at Pittsburgh gathering on 1/27/08. Deep brown in color, very nice foam and retention. Aroma is is like honey coated crystal malts, does not smell promising. Big syrupy sweet flavor, almost tastes like sugar was dumped in my glass after the beer was poured.
Nate (3806) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled at the RBPG; growler courtesy of Bob. Light nutty aroma with some brown sugar and mild fruity hops; just a bit of diacetyl but faint. Dark amber brown clear with a thin head. Medium watery body with medium carbonation. Sweet and malty, with brown sugar and caramel, light syrupy flavor to it, too. Mild nutty finish with a bit of a tang, like raisins or something. Too sweet for my preferences.
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 28, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Growler sampled at the Ratebeer meet-up 01.27.08 at the Sharp Edge Creekhouse. Beer courtesy of Bob.
Clear ruby caramel, thin white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, grass. Flavor is bread, honey, caramel, and slight ketchup. A bit sweet and syrupy even though the body is weak.
LinusStick (2990) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2008
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
First beer sampled at the Pittsburgh gathering (and I’m not going to keep mentioning that throughout the ratings :))
Aroma was very heavy caramel malt. Pour was a nice deep brown with no head. Taste was strong caramel malt with a very bitter aftertaste. Very earthy and easy to drink.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
opaque brown, fine beige head, streaks of drippy lace,
light nutty chocolate aroma,
chocolate flavor with lots of honey sweetness, the honey does a good job of bringing out the chocolate, touch of nutty character, very light bitter finish,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
cheap (4525) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2007
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slight sweet or fruity aroma. Brownish darker ginger ale color. Big tan head that does not fade. Earthy flavors without bitterness. Freindly and easy to get along with, pretty enjoyable. Some wet hay taste in there floating along with that earthiness. Has an interesting persisting fruity or sweet honey background lurking in there. Barely any carbonation. Overall, not bad. Does not stack up to East End Fat Gary Nut Brown Ale but certainly much better than Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale and Newcastle. Good job.