hman43 (462) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aromas if dried fruit and caramel. Muddy brown in color. Caramel and alcohol taste slightly bitter with warming on the way down.
Jblauvs (1350) - Chester, Vermont, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mahogany in the glass.
Thin off-white head dissipates with a bit of time. Aromas of toffee, boozy angel food cake, bread, and light oakiness. Silky and decently viscous. Full flavors of creme brûlée, bread, alcohol, and caramel on the first sip. Finish is long and sweet with a flutter of alcohol. A smooth sipper from Smutty.
DuffMan (7381) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, shared with Grippitis and others. Dark copper brown, thick beige head. Brown breadcrusts, brown sugar, milk chocolate, undertones of dark fruits, a little chewy. I really dug this.
outlawskies (454) - - OCT 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Julie says it is not as brown ale not rich of velvety. Julie gave. A 3.0
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radagast83 (5323) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle. Wow. Like it’s predecessor, this was a pretty solid Smuttynose beer. Poured a dark amber color with a medium sized off-white head. Aroma is smooth, boozy malts, with toasted characters, some rasin and/or dried fruits. Something to sip.
SuperTiti33 (716) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rousse brune. Petit collet.
Nez: Beurre. Noisette. Caramel.
Bouche: riche. Très sucré. Caramel au beurre salé. Café/chocolat au lait. Fine amertume. Très bien.
jackl (5343) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg @ Sedona. Deep amber with a small head. Nose is nuts, grape jelly, caramel. Taste of hot rum raisin, brown toast. Cocoa puffs.
Pretty boozy. Full body, oily. Not bad.
ryrpat (167) - Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Solid beer. Awesome brown color and light but flavorful brown ale taste. Nice end of summer going into fall beer
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Darkmagus82 (1918) - - AUG 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transfer from BA review on 10-29-12-
Poured from bottle into pint glass
Appearance –Pours a hazy deep copper, almost brown color. Upon pouring there is a fizzy off white head that initially fades fast to leave a persistent white foam head on the brew.
Smell – The aroma is overall very light. It consists of some roasted malt, a little bit of nuttiness and light caramel aroma.
Taste – The flavor starts out an interesting blend of darker fruits, a bready flavor, as well as some caramel sweetness. As the taste advances further some roasted and nut flavors come to the tongue. As the flavor advances to the end, the bready flavors begin to fade, but some of the fruit flavors get quite a bit stronger and in the end a nice lightly roasted and sweet flavor is left to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer has a moderate amount of creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. Both are quite nice for the roasted, dark fruit, nut and bready flavors and really enhance them.
Overall – The nice flavors, drinkability, and good smooth transitions of the brew make for a great one to go out and try (and try again).
BLADT (659) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2014
2.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Tap pour. Opaque brownish wine red. Beige head. Good webbing. Handsome. Plums and raisins lead the nose. Red wine notes too. All underlaid with molasses and brown sugar. Complex and inviting. Taste has nice round flavors. Full bodied. Sweet through and through, but semi bitter on finish. More dark fruits, some fresh and some candied. More molasses. Slow drinking, but enjoyable.