MartinT (8736) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 3, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Any first impressions?
-An obscure brown gown supports a lasting ring of foam.
-Roasted malts and chestnuts are appropriate and enticing in both aroma and flavor.
-Roastiness continues into an appreciated back bitterness.
-This is a fairly straightforward, well-made, if not boring brown ale.
What if you dig deeper?
-Some citrusy hops admire the malt’s earthy nuttiness.
-Mouthfeel is lean, straddling the crunchy and the quaffable.
-A vague fruitiness finds safety within the roasty malts.
-Carbonation is rather active, but doesn’t bother the mouthful.
Bottle; no date.
ElPresidente1984 (173) - Maine, USA - NOV 17, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. pours a nice dark brown, with off white head. nice amoma. malted barley flavor with some nutty coffee flavors. not a bad beer overall.
GirlyBeer (190) - Old Orchard Beach, Maine, USA - NOV 14, 2005
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Roasty brown ale. Dark brown in color with a white head. Smells malty with some yeast.
jercraigs (9046) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark brown body, moderate khaki head. (3+) Malty, dark fruit and something else in the aroma, but muted. Malty flavour with very small acidic smokey notes that are barely there, but still manage to ruin it for me. Average palate. Not terrible if you like that sort of thing. I did not.
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub. Clear reddish brown color with a thin ring of white lace. Aroma and flavor of malt and nuts. Light body, soft carbonation.
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - JUL 31, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft - Pours a dark amber in color with a light tan head. Aroma was malty, but not strong. Flavor was of roasted malts with a mildly hoppy finish. Easy drinking, not otherwise not distinctive...
jimhilt (2490) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 22, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a five-fingered light tan head that fades quickly leaving some lace. Clear dark amber color. Slight malty nose. Light carbonation and medium-heavy bodied. Starts with some sweetness, mild hoppy finish and aftertaste. $1.49 for a 12oz bottle from Tulley’s Beer & Wine Wells, Me.
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - JUN 21, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draft) Aroma faintly coffee-like, nice solid head and good lacing. Smooth mouthfeel, slightly nutty flavor, medium bitter. Good finish, a little dry. Good.
ClarkVV (4632) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 28, 2005
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
On draught at the brewpub with Muzzlehatch, 5/21/2005. Hazy auburn-amber, with chocolate overtones, no head, no lacing, bit of fizziness. Smells of acidic mash of brown malt extract. Diacetyl. Flavor is simple sugariness, bit of dirty dish rags, brown sugar, ahhh I don’t know. I like to write alot about a beer, but you just can’t here. Medium-light body, moderate carbonation. Dry finish, astringent mouthfeel, like too much roasted malts.
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 27, 2005
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
5 ounces of pure joy :) sampled with the willing and wanton ClarkVV at the brewpub. Dark maple with no head retention or lacing...light somewhat oily nuts in the nose alongside sour cherry acids and butterscotch...lightly woody, vinegary body, thin, with sour rank nuts. Another winner.