Nimrod979 (206) - Hagerstown, Maryland, USA - JAN 28, 2010
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a deep mahogany. Small white head, the lacing sticks to the glass okay. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee. Flavor is light caramel, malts, nuts. light sweetness. Medium body, fizzy, quickk slightly bitter finish. Really nothing special.
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 27, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark bronze with thin, creamy, light-tan head. Aroma is rich and malty with ripe fruit notes. Semi-sweet with bready, caramelized malts as well as toasted nuts. Fruit flavor isn’t as dominant as the aroma would suggest. Clean finish, easy drinking.
BruceLeroy (110) - North Dakota, USA - JAN 9, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This one is okay, but I just do not like it that much. I buy it when I want a Brown Ale and the place is out of New Castle Brown Ale. I wish they’d sell their seasonal Old Fezziwig Ale year round instead of this and put this one in the seasonal sampler.
SanfordBrewer (1350) - Sanford, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(br-btl or/br-lbl, mix pack, 5.35%, 10¢/oz)
lct-cpr, creamy-tan-head, ^co2, med-body, patchy-lace.
aroma: §sweet-malt bready fresh-earthy-piney-hop.
flavor: §bready §earthy-hop T1, §mnrl piney-flrl-hop T2, nutty-pale-malt hop-leaf short T3Tf.
simple, crisp for style, T2T3 very similar to the boston ale.
FishManLA (337) - Abita Springs, Louisiana, USA - DEC 24, 2009
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a half-bad example of a brown ale. I was somewhat surprised, but as the macro-that-pretends-to-be-a-micro, Boston Brewery generally does a pretty good job. Dark brown with a small off-white head that dissipates to nothing fairly quickly. Very nice nose with notes of chocolate, coffee, and caramel. Coffee and caramel flavor with some grass and citrus notes. Tingly, carbonated mouth feel. Coffee-bitter finish with some notes of sourness.
georgekillian (344) - Alabama, USA - DEC 16, 2009
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a huge fan of brown ales, but this one pours with a deep mahogany color and there are definetely traces of caramel in the taste. it is not my favorite from sam adams
hayduke (2963) - Eureka, California, USA - DEC 14, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Boston Brewing makes a lot of different beers and they are all remarkably average. Not great, but not bad. This is right in there with the rest. From a 12 oz bottle this pours a medium brown color with a big foamy beige head and light lacing. The nose is of caramel malts with a hints of chocolate, nuttiness, light roastiness. The flavor is medium sweet, and again showing the nuts, caramel, an d some chocolate. Light to medium body and mildly sticky. OK, drinkable, and average.
nhamilton (103) - Cibolo, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours to a medium tan head that laps at the side of the mug. Very smooth taste that is not bitter and doesn’t leave an aftertaste. You can definately smell the caramel in the aroma.
Rusty (1528) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 24, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice brown with a light brown head and sticky lacing.
Aroma is caramel malt nuts and a little dust.
Flavor is caramel, roasted grains, chocolate, nuts, and caramelized malt. Finish has a slight bitterness and some caramelized toastiness. Decent.
auerbrau (2989) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - NOV 19, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz Bottle. This beer is like so many Sam Adams renditions of classic styles, bland and too sweet. The aroma was a minimal nutty browness. Poured copper hickory, with little head. Flavor was of general slightly roasted malt. A bit too much residual sweetness, little distinguishing character in terms of ester or mineral profiles. Finishes quietly. Whatever.