FROTHINGSLOSH (6630) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2011 A solid basic brown ale that I get a case of now and then as a change of pace. +++Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer pours a moderately dark brown color with orange highlights and a medium sized foamy tan head that leaves minimal lacing. The aroma is light sweet dark malts and a bit of spicy and fruity hops. The flavor is dryish and tangy toasted caramel with faint vague fruits and a touch of wood. The finish is long, dry and has a hint of hops. Medium body. Solid.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 19, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Unfiltered again - bless you, Smuttynose. Hazy cherry chestnut in color with just a few dancing bubbles for the head. Nice whole wheat bread aroma, some caramel, unsalted cashews and lacquered cedar furniture. Flavor is chocolate covered pretzels with some surreptitious IBUs upfront. Caramel and toasty walnuts help to make it bear a bit of resemblance to the more tranquil traits of most brown ales. Chewy, nutty and tingly resonance. Maybe a tad too carbonated, but it’s no big deal. Finishes with caramel and nutty accents. Thanks for the good summer quaff, tpkenned!
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - JUL 16, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at the Cloverleaf Tavern, Caldwell NJ. copper color, clear, and light tan short creamy head. aroma is faint sweet malt, a little grassy. body is medium to thin. flavor is light toffee malt with an earthy hop finish, quite bitter for a brown ale.
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled. Amber coloured. Slightly malty aroma and flavour with notes of butter and tea. Rather thin and bland with a slightly bitter finish.
jon112981 (327) - Bristow, Virginia, USA - JUL 8, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. A beautiful brown color. Nice aroma of malt. A sweet taste and a slight hoppy bite.
3daddict (139) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 8, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark amber color. Sweet roasted malts and caramel aroma carry over into the flavor and long finish. Very good brown, maybe a little sweeter and more carbonated than most.
theacelatrain (262) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 5, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a very deep reddish brown with very little head. Slightly sweet malty aroma, but not a whole lot there. Taste is very smooth, if not light, with mostly malts, toffee, and some caramel and nuts. Not much hops in the finish, actually quite warming. Sweet toffee flavors linger on the back of the tongue forever. I usually prefer hoppier, nuttier brown ales, but this really grew on me once the carbonation subdued and the beer warmed up a bit. Very nice.
GirlyBeer (190) - Old Orchard Beach, Maine, USA - JUL 4, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2005 This is a good beer to have when you just want a beer, I wouldn’t recommend it with spicy food. This beer is a typical brown ale, nothing particularly special about it other than I think it’s a little better than most of the other brown ales you can get in this area. This beer is almost always present in my beer cellar or fridge.
drpimento (3078) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 3, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
nose "brown ale" nose, typical color, big head that quickly dies down but not completely, Great! brown ale flavor, a bit too carbonated. long, long finish. I like a lot of the Smuttynose beers. Wish we could get em in Wis again.
mephisto (1286) - TAIWAN - JUN 30, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottled, subdued aroma of caramel w/ quickly disappearing head. dark brown color and full bodied, the tasty is nutty and slight sweet.