Damico (2560) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma of a sweet malty old ale with a slight citrus hop along with strong ABV notes. The color is dark amber with a small but decent creamy head. The flavor of the sweet malts is more towards a barley wine type old ale as they described with a nice bite at the end of the palate.
tgncc (2774) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer is considerably more like a barley wine than its predecessor. Aroma is fruit, booze, wood. The appearance is reddish brown, off-white head. The flavor is fruit, alcohol, oak, brown sugar. The finish has a piney hop bittering, and a competig booze warming. The body is medium (maybe a little too thin for the style). Good beer, not as enjoyable as its predecessor.
LearninBeer (373) - 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 (68) - 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 (8411) - 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 (8566) - 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.