KajII (777) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2012 Bottle. The pour was a cloudy medium brown with an average sized (1-2 finger) light brown frothy head that dissipated quickly but left behind some fair streaky lacing.
The aroma was that of moderate a toasted grain malt, a mild pine hop and a meaty yeast with notes of roasted coffee, caramel, bitter sweet chocolate with a hint of nuts and molasses.
The taste was sweet and malty with a mild hint of chocolate and molasses in the beginning and then became moderately bitter sweet and nice and roasty with notes of coffee, caramel and a mild hoppy finish. The flavor only lasted a short while, but was very enjoyable during that short duration.
Mouthfeel was smooth and creamy in texture with a medium body and a mild carbonation.
Overall a very tasty Brown Ale that had a nice bold bitter sweet coffee flavor with a nice hoppiness at the end.
Vestlake (104) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Brown color with a finger head and great lacing. Aroma is malty and nutty. Taste is a nice roasted malt flavor with just a touch of hop flavor to balance it out. The hops are barely noticeable but they add a nice balance. This was a really good beer and worth a try
hockeybeerguy (1454) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 27, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Nice to be finding some old Shuttle beers.
Reviewed by notes.
This was poured into a pint glass several times and mugs several times. The only I could ever find was the head always seems to last longer in the mug. Don’t ask me why- I didn’t make it. Here goes.
The appearance was the obvious color -- uh brown right (insert sarcastic wink here). There’s a decently smooth one finger white to off white foamy head that really takes its time to settle into the beer. The lacing left in the wake of the dieing head is somewhat foamy.
The smell was always magical for a brown ale as some light nutty caramel and toffee malts danced around specks of a roasty sort of chocolate malts.
The taste was mainly sweet and roasty allowing the nuts to maintain a decently healthy flavoring arousing my taste buds to waken to pure brown ale bliss.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a superb sessionability about it. To make a beer this dark and still be as sessionable as it is shows much respect to the brewer. I have always loved how gently this rolls across my mouth and tongue.
Overall, this is Smuttynose’s best in my opinion and was the Brown Ale that got me hooked on brown ales other than Bell’s. Someday, I hope to get back to the distro of this beer. Brown ale fans, this is one not to pass up.
ametras (323) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Clear copper with a foamy off-white head. Flavors are toffee, toasted malts, licorice and leaves with fruity and nutty notes. Light to medium body, moderate carbonation, oily texture. Alright.
ljthiessen (307) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Medium brown pour with very little head. Sweet fruit aromas, raisin and apricot. Flavour is less sweet than the aroma, same fruits, roasty malt, a touch of grain and smoke, and a citrus hop character that disappears as it warms. Nice brown ale.
gschrade (524) - Collinsville, USA - JUN 2, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours brown with a tan head. Taste Carmel, nutty, roasted malt. I didn't care for this. I wouldn't drink it again.
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charlotte (4080) - rødovre, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle.Light brown colour with small head.Aroma is strong malty with flavour of toffee caramel and malt,nice with full body and good mild spicey taste with hint of dried frutis and malt.
arnold931 (395) - Iowa, USA - MAY 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Nice brown ale. Pours clear caramel with thin tan head. Nose is caramel coffee and smoke. Sweet caramel taste.
Hkrivera (88) - Guaynabo, PUERTO RICO - MAY 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The malt flavor permeates at first nose glance. Rivals any English brown ale. Smooth flavor with a foamy head resembling the character of the beer !
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Lemke10 (751) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This pours a semi-clear, light brown color with a foamy light brown head. The aroma is mild with a great smell of malts mixed with some yeast. The taste is smooth, sweet and delicious. Sweet malts mix with caramel and nuts to make a well-balanced brown ale. Finishes with a touch of a bitter after taste. An easy drinking, everyday kind of beer.
miquelcrush (1073) - Granollers, SPAIN - MAY 5, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bona cervesa, amb aroma i gust acaramelat i dolç.
Buena cerveza, con aroma y sabor acaramelado y dulce.