IPA (17) - Leominster, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 5, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with tan head. Highly carbonated, too high in my opinion for a brown. I had the same problem with their pumpkin ale the other day as well.
Malty and very nutty with a slight hop bitterness and slight carmel flavor. Thin mouthfeel, finishes quickly and with little aftertaste. Very drinkable once the head settled.
wyntastr (10) - Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
As much as I am unimpressed with Shipyard’s Export, I am thouroughly impressed with this 2005 edition of Brewer’s choice. Nice nut brown ale from start to finish. Good nutty malt with a dry almost woody finish. Kudos.
MattHimself (7) - USA - OCT 19, 2006 does not count
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours much darker than I would expect from a brown ale, especially in comparison to Shipyard’s standard Brown Ale. The head was thick and looked rather creamy, taking some time to settle down. The scent had again a standard brown ale scent, with a bit more sweetness though. The flavor is a nice mix of hops and malts. Its got a bit on each, not too bitter, but not too malty. Easy to drink, but definitely not a beer you would drink to get drunk. While not really heavy, it tastes heavy enough. Overall, I enjoy this one, but its nothing I would rush out to grab.
ben1843 (6) - Florida, USA - APR 9, 2005 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2005 (12 oz. bottle available @ Maggie’s Attic, Mount Dora FL)--Although this beer does have a lingering aftertaste, everything else is very nice.
bkochuna (5) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 5, 2006 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
good balance of malts and hops, aroma is predominately yeasty, great dark amber color, but for the beer tastes just a hair too much of alcohol for something that’s only 5.4% and this detracts somewhat, but for the most part very enjoyable