keepersj12 (2920) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 3, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very nice brown to say the least. Fine malty aroma from a very dark brown pour with a small beige head. The flavor is malty and roasty malts with just the right hop balance. The finish is quite dry and refreshing.
hombrepalo (1929) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Publik House Brookline. A nice brown ale. Poured a dark brown transparent color with fluffy tan head. Aroma of toffee and carmel. Heavy taste of roasted malts. Finish is medium body. Pretty good Brown ale.
Leighton (13826) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Angels & Kings, among other places. Pours a cloudy brown with a foamy white head. Good roasted malt aroma with coffee notes. Flavor is fairly sweet, with light cocoa, roasted coffee, caramel and nuts. Light to medium in body with lively carbonation. Finishes with a nice, dry and roasty bitterness. Very sessionable, very good.
Radek Kliber (6616) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 22, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Coles, Buffalo
Aroma mild aroma , brown malts , straight and simple nose.
Appearance brown shade with lighter top. 2+.
Flavor and Palate : medium bodied , noticeable carbonation , based on brown malts with hint of roast. Hint of cocoa , touch of alcohol. Very straight forward but on plus note it is with out off flavours.
AGAquino (665) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Publick House in Boston. Slight head with nice lasting lace. Malty sweet dried fruit aroma with slight bitter. Flavor follows aroma. Nice session beer.
Nickls (1956) - Kingstowne, Virginia, USA - MAY 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Old BA rate - tap)
Deep coppery brown; hints of orange around the edges. Thinnish off-white head. Great spiderweb lacing. Sweetish maltiness, with light fresh yeasty bread/biscuity aromas. Great maltiness for the style, with bittersweet chocolate and just a touch of hop bitterness in the finish. Thinner MF, but within what would be expected for the style. Not at all watery, and muted carbonation. Hugely drinkable, and has made a fine session brew for me on many occasions. Great flavors, but very well balanced really makes this a high score for me. Overall, this is a fine take on what can be a blander style from other breweries.
zach8270 (3810) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAY 3, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(draft @ Tap & Mallet - Rochester, NY) Clear copper color with a thick off-white head. Lightly spiced and hoppy aroma with a nice amount of bread malts and some light caramel. Flavor is bitter and dry at the start with a nutty and slightly sweet middle. Lightly toasted flavors coming at the end with a very nice caramel and nut combination as well.
mansquito (4056) - Nueva York, New York, USA - APR 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dram House pint ($5): Pours a muddy brown colour... looks kind of like a brownstone. Can’t really comment on the head because it was poured for me without one. Aroma is yeasty, bready, and malty. You know it is going to be a little sweet and to no surprise when I tasted it, it was a little sweet, but in a good way. This is an all malt beer... almost no hops to be had, making it very sessionable as it is extremely well-balanced... letting you drink on and on because of the lack of either excessive sweetness or hop bitterness. I just wish I wasn’t so full with food when I drank this.
rugbydude05 (478) - Bridgewater, NJ, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint on tap at the Southwest Airlines patio at Bryant Park. Pours a dark cola-like color with moderate chocolate colored head. Aroma is sweet and roasty with hints of malt, nuts, coffee, chocolate, and syrup. Taste was well balanced as advertised with certain bread-like doughy taste with some sweet malt and bitter hops present. Taste held up well as the drink got warmer and flavor intensity increased. Palate was nice and smooth, maybe a bit too syrupish however. Good session beer, nice brown ale.
italarican (1521) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 10, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Sweet Afton. Pours a cloudy, muddy tan with minimal white head. Not a particularly good-looking glass. Aroma is surprisingly hop-heavy with a background of chocolate malt and roasted almonds. Flavor is similar: floral hops interfere with the pleasant nutty and caramel notes. The mouthfeel is intriguing and enjoyable: very delicate, almost water-like softness, but more full and velvety. The nutty, caramel, chocolate notes need to take center stage more.