Cakes (411) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle.
A thin creamy brown head.
Dark brown in appearance.
Not at all bitter. Light for a dark beer, like an American ale should be.
A rather nice pour.
Panzuriel (1785) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: Pint on tap at tap room
Appearance: Lighter amber brown almost clear. thin head of smaller off white bubbles
Nose: medium roasted malt. Roasted Nut, Coffee and a bitter edge behind it all.
Taste: Hints of roasted nuts. Bitter is the strongest flavor element. Quite different. Hoppy.
Body: Thin to medium. No real texture.
Parting thoughts: A hoppy nut brown ale. The bitter edge was unique. Not bad mind you, just different.
koleminer20 (2101) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 12, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Flight shared with ebone1988 at the brewery. The pour is a dark amber color, strong brown colorings, with a thin light gray ring of head and a couple spots of lace. The aroma is very bitter for being so malty. Lots of bitter malts. Light hop. Little earthiness. The flavor is much of the same. The bitter malt and hop combo makes this drink like an ESB. The mouth feel is thin and watery with hardly any carbonation. Falls right off of the tongue. Aftertaste is bitter malt. Meh.
ebone1988 (1175) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JUN 12, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flight shared with koleminer20 at Tröegs. Aroma is bitter, roast, dirt, trace nuts, weird. Appearance is amber brown, light tan head, clear. Taste is spice, dirt, caramel malt, nuts, bitter. Mouthfeel is medium body, light carbonation, bitter malt aftertaste. Overall, a lot of weird things happened here.
hman43 (976) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - MAY 19, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It pours dark brown with plenty of lacing and an off white head. It has a strong aroma of nuts. There are flavors of nuts, roasted malts, and floral hops. It is moderately bitter with a good deal of carbonation.
bth122 (1451) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Pours a dark brown. Aroma of nuts, caramel. Taste is slightly watery with caramel, slight roasted malts, hazelnut, and a mild bitter hop finish. On dry side. Ok.
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jsmerig (1459) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a dark brown with a tan creamy head that shows great lacing. Aroma is nondeScript. Taste is malty with a bit of toasted malt and chocolate.
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djd07 (8762) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy amber with off white head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is toasted malt and nuts. Medium mouth feel with sweet malts, cocoa, toast, sweet finish, very good.
callmemickey (4191) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark cola brown body, thin off-white head, spotty lacing. Nuts, bittersweet chocolate, toffee, cracker, toast, and earth and floral hop notes. Medium bodied, a tad overcarbonated, lingering finish, slightly thin toward the finish.
Bulk_Carrier (3464) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - MAY 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler brought home from brewery.
This was poured into a mug.
The appearance was a nice looking dark brown color with a slim finger’s worth of white foamy head that dissipated within less than thirty seconds.
Slim stringy lacing roams around the glass.
The smell had a sweet to nutty and slight caramel malt roaming around decently.
The taste was exceptionally sweet through the nutty/caramel maltiness. A super sticky caramel balanced aftertaste leads to the finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. A nice sweet sticky carbonation rolls over my tongue.
Overall, I say this was a pretty good English Brown ale that I would have again.
klk343 (162) - - MAR 24, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
A very dark brown. Off white head. Very little scent. Some brown sugar. A little citrus (orange) but mostly just bitter. Nuttiness develops slightly as it warms but really not much flavor complexity. Just ok.