santos999 (318) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear copper body with an off-white head. Smell and taste are hoppy. Big and brown it is not. A decent beer, but not a brown.
pianotu (65) - USA - MAY 27, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A bit rough around the edges...yes, it's bold and more aggressive than an English brown ale, but gone are the smoothness and balance c
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tgncc (2506) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAY 27, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is nutty, sweet malts, bread. The appearnace is brown (duh!), with a tinge of red, white head. The flavor is sweet, caramel, brown sugar, nuts. The finih is citrusy hops. Medium mouthfeel. Very good brown Ale overall.
fredandboboflo (1570) - East Setauket, New York, USA - FEB 22, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Aroma of nuts, earthy hops, quite toasty. Flavor of sweet malt, earthy hops, doughy malt finish. Nice enough.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a light copper brown with a thin head. Aroma is light nuttiness, doughy god burnt toast note and slight chocolate and some herbal hops. Malt is a bit bigger int he flavor- more toast, more earthy bready doughines nutty, and charred chocolate malt- solid brown ale.
jcwattsrugger (10731) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 27, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@Earth-on tap-pours an offwhite head and brown color. Aroma is sweet dark malt, earthy hops. Taste is sweet dark malt-chocolate/peat, earthy hops with some bite.
LilBeerDoctor (3230) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Earth Bread + Brewery. Pours a light brown with a small white head. Aroma of sweet brown malt and roasted malt. Flavor of sweet molasses and sweet malt, some slight roast. Just ok for me.
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ SPH. Pours a clear, deep brown with a frothy and lingering off-white head. Aroma is malt, wood notes, and very assertive hops. Taste is the same, with wood notes, dark fruit, and malt up front, dissolving into a wonderful complementary hop bitterness. It’s a very well-done and off-beat brown ale.
beastiefan2k (2198) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Imperial pint @ the Ginger Man. Pours with a large, frothy head that sits on a dark, clear, brown body. Aroma is bark, bitter hops, and a slick maltiness. It all melds well, comes of as a hoppy English forest. Taste. is bitter, bark, prune, and hops. I got to talking with other RBians, so my notes end here. But I thought of this is a fine, slightly more hoppy, slightly stronger brown ale. Nothing to write home about but a damn fine beer.
jefcon (1277) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Plain brown with a reddish hint around the edges. Aromas are almond and nutty, with a bright caramel malt and some orange citrus hops lurking in the background. Balanced palate. Lots of chocolate and caramel malts. Short dry finish.