LearninBeer (324) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - FEB 19, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a nice brown/red. The head is light brown and fully diminishing. The aroma is a touch stale yet a roasty smell comes out. The taste is a light bitter a little maltiness. The body is medium, the texture slight creamy. Overall its OK, not up there with some of the other brown ales.
Troegsman (1) - , Ohio, USA - FEB 11, 2010 does not count
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A decent brew with forward malt characteristics, but left me with the sense that I was drinking a New Castle Brown. Hints of carmel candy in the nose, but left me wanting more from this brown ale. Very average.
Boliv (1148) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Poured dark brown with hints of red, and a thin bubbly head. Aromas are sweet and malty; plenty of berries and dried fruit, raisins, caramel, and toffee. Flavor is of sweet malt upfront, but quickly fades to bitter hops. Malt notes seems almost doppelbock-ish. Some notes of chocolate and cocoa, fruit, and little alcohol present. Slightly sticky, warming mouthfeel. Very good, a nice sipper.
iggynelix (63) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2009
2.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
I had really high hopes for this beer; perhaps too high. and was disappointed. A 1.5 pt. big bottle bought a while that was "aging" in the back of the fridge; but perhaps the cold environ did not allow it to "mellow and age gracefully" as described. Malty enough for a brown, but the yeast made this as cloudy as a Wheat beer; but dark - like beef broth or unfiltered apple cider. More bitter than i would have thought for a big, aged, brown. (In fact the label has "bottle conditioned in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011" and none were marked in any way. Perhaps this one was missed!)
yinzerbeernut (180) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown on color with an off white head that provides some lacing. Scents of caramel and smokey wood. Medium mouthfeel with tastes of caramel, hints of chocolate, and a hint of smoked nuts. There is a pleasant finish with a hint of tobacco left in your mouth.
JoeMcPhee (8167) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown pour with a thick tan head. The nose is loaded with woody oakiness. Vanilla, bourbon and a touch of sweet nutty malt character. There is a touch of light plumminess in the malts and there is also a little bit of light booziness. As it begins to warm up I get some flavour of dark honey and more peppery alcohol. Oak and figs and a fairly sweet finish. The hops in here are still contributing to the aroma and flavour, but they hide a little bit behind the oak. Lingering cooling finish. Pretty elegant stuff really.
Sammy (8024) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep chocolate brown, rich looking body.Chocolate malt in nose. And the mouthfeel is richer than avarage. A great malting experience, with secondary toasting and chocolate. Very drinkable.
Bottle from New Hampshire trip.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from state line liquors in Elkton, MD. Clear brown pour with a thin off white head and spotty lace. I wasn’t expecting much from this beer until I got a whiff of all the subtle complexities. Toffee, toast, coffee, and fruits on the nose. Full bodied with a slick mouth-feel. Brown sugar, oak, espresso, caramel, and raisins. Dry alcoholic finish.
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 17, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber from The Lighthouse in Manchester, Maine. Pours a translucent copper body with virtually no head. Caramel, chocolate, toffee, and raisins dominate the aroma. Raisin and toffee are strong parts of the flavor, with some caramel, citrus, chocolate, maybe hints of a peat like flavor. Full bodied bordering on viscous with moderate carbonation. Definitely a sipper for sure. Overall, a tasty sipper great for a cold winter night like tonight. Good stuff.
Duhast500 (369) - Exile In Medford, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 30, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into a tasting glass from the tap.
The color is a dark amber to a very dark brown with a offwhite head.
The smell is fruity, deeply malty, a hint of caramel.
The taste has brown suagr flavor, roasted malt, and a bit sweet. There also hints of hops and toast.
This beer has a nice feel to it. Nicely carbinated and quite mellow