Imaena (1630) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 9, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at a bowling alley in Portland. This is a pretty bland brown ale without much distinction.
PGHbeer77 (556) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. Bottle. Good brown ale. Brown sugar and grain scent with a bready multigrain and roasty coffee quality. Dark brown pour with a bubbly, foamy head. Medium, silky feel. Brown sugar fronted taste with molasses to roasty coffee - very near a porter.
marcus (5615) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours brown with an attractive tan head and a toasty aroma. There is an herbal smoked malt flavor with a dry slightly bitter finish.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 6, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(12oz bottle) Pours a clear brown body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of cocoa, roasted malt, caramel, and brown sugar. Flavor of roasted malt, cocoa, and nuts.
djd07 (2535) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with small beige head. The aroma is vanilla and oak. Medium mouthfeel with a sweet malt and caramel. Easy to drink a good brown ale from Shipyard.
BeerSkull (1070) - SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Soft and fresh aroma of roasted malt and coffee. Taste is round and slightly sweet of roasted malt, a bit toffee-ish in tone, with great bitterness. Nice, but I find it a little too sweet in the aftertaste.
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shipyard Brewer’s Brown Ale is a very clear, solid brown ale with a thin khaki head that quickly fades to a thin film and leaves decent lacing on the glass. It has a sweet aroma, like caramel mostly. There may be a hint of nuttiness and a hint of coffee, but it’s mostly caramel. It’s medium-light bodied and lively. The finish is dry and pretty crisp. It leaves the mouth with a slightly astringent feel. It doesn’t taste sweet like it smells. It’s pretty malty with a touch of coffee and perhaps nuttiness. There’s a fair amount of leafy green bitterness. Chocolate and alcohol are in the aftertaste. This is a solid American brown ale. I just noticed the blue star on the orange background on the label. Is that supposed to make me think of Newcastle? Because, I prefer this to Newcastle, I think.
thomat (1790) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pale amber with a Medium off-white head. Malty with fruity tones. High carbonation, malt and bitterness. Medium body with a long bitter finish.
ChainGangGuy (4231) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 13, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours out a clear, rich mahogany-hued body with a tall, proud, though deflating light beige head.
Smell: Aroma smelling of roasted barley, toasted bread, a little chocolate and caramel hiding a naughty pat of butter, and cherry nut squares from the fair amount of fruit esters.
Taste: A nice showing of dark bready barley, sweet chocolate, lightly roasted nuts, and crunchy dark caramel. Medium sweetness. Slight dark cherry fruitiness going on, though moreso as it warms. The coffee-ish roasty accent reassures itself as the herbal, earthy English hops perk up with a modest amount of overall bitterness. Mild diacetyl. Slight trace of smokiness. Predominately a dry maltiness on the finish with a final kick of ripe fruit.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Notably smooth mouthfeel that rolls across the tongue in a lush manner.
Overall: Enjoyed this one. BBA does a very good job at just being a simple brown ale.
zach8270 (3047) - Henrietta, New York, USA - APR 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(draft @ Tap and Mallet - Rochester, NY) Dark but clear brown with a thick tan head. Slightly nutty and malty aroma with some caramel and toffee hints. Flavor is a bit mild but nice tasting. Smooth and sweet caramel malts with a nutty and slightly dry finish. A bit watery.