williamherbert (1499) - Syracuse, New York, USA - AUG 14, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The color is a cloudy red-brown: dirty honey. I really like the cloudiness.
The aroma is brown sugar nuttiness. It is nutty and not saccharine, which is always a fear with this style. Pleasant, inviting scent...at first. The more you agitate, there is a phenol/plastic and cooked vegetable aroma that brings it down a point.
The flavor is much more sugary, although retains that nutty balance. The plastic and broccoli is much less in the taste than in the nose. The nutty finish is rather exquisite.
There is a dusty feel to it, which overrides the slickness. It’s a pretty decent, malt-forward brown ale.
Ron (3579) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 9, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured a dark brown with a small head that disapated quickly. Nose is fairly malty and nutty. Fairly creamy with nuts, almonds and oak. OK brown flavor, but thin body.
tekstr1der (370) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 22, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Interesting spin on brown ale. Pours dark copper with a lasting clingy half-finger of tan foam - looks great. Smell was the weakest point for me as it’s dominated by earthy, even slightly sour, notes among the slight malt and just-detectable nut. Flavor is better, with more malt coming out alongside the lager-ish-ness. Mouthfeel is a little thin, but understandable for low abv.
Bulk_Carrier (3722) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - MAR 16, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was poured into a mug.
The appearance was a semi-dark hazy burnt brown color with a slim less than a finger’s worth of off-white head that just glazed the top of the mug. Nice semi-thick to thin foamy lacing glossed along the sides of the glass.
The smell starts off with some rich sweet nutty / somewhat walnut-like to toffee and caramel rich fragances.
The taste replicates the smell mostly. Definitely has a dry nutty aftertaste and finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation feels good.
Overall, as an English Brown ale, I really don’t see much wrong with this. I’d have again.
polo_marco (318) - milton, Vermont, USA - MAR 9, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Smells of roasted barley. Dark in color. Taste nutty and of roasted malts. Med body light carbonation. Worst beer from switchback should go back to the drawing board and come out with the work I know you guy can.
Drake (11781) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Winooski Beverage, 4/3/15. Clear brown, large creamy off-white head. Good retention. Aroma of caramel, chocolate, mild nuttiness. The taste is chocolate, roasted malts, mild dried fruits. Thin bodied.
BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mediocre at best, really offputting and unpleasant on the finish at worst. Was not impressed with this one, and there isn’t much nuttiness or other flavors to go along with what I expect here. No, it’s not awful. But I wouldn’t get it again.
Tonkun (1296) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear dark copper pour with a big off white head. Barley, nuts, dried leaves, caramel, toffee. Medium body with a nice carbonation. Nutty slightly sweet finish. Nice
nealblind (1679) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - SEP 26, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Red brown pour. Big tan head. Aroma lactic wheat, slight choco, honey. Tastes wheaty, choco, lactic. great dry finish.
puboflyons (3098) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the 22 fl oz bottle stamped 14211. Nice brown color with good clarity for an unfiltered beer. The aroma is sweet, malted, and slightly nutty. The body is medium. The taste is pleasantly malty and sweet.