AdamJackson (2524) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 28, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clouded burnt orange.
Sweet toffee nose. Sweet taste. Thin, nutmeg and other spices. Cinnamon and creamy finish
alexsdad06 (5360) - Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at home from early backlog notes 07. Pours a clear brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have caramel malt, nuts, light toast with mild earthy bitterness. The aroma was fairly light even with warming. Nothing more than a basic brown.
HarryPlopper (18) - - MAY 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber and hazy appearance with some foam that disappeared quickly. Mild amount of lacing.
Very hoppy smell.
Bitter and hoppy taste with some caramel undertones. I wasnít getting much vanilla. Not much aftertaste.
Mouthfeel is smooth and thin. Not too much carbonation.
Overall a decent beer.
trapped (748) - New York City, TURKEY - MAR 27, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drought. Dark amber with very small foamy beige head, doughy aroma, low carbonation, slightly bittewr taste. Medium finish with a little bitter aftertaste. Not very remarkable.
hockeybeerguy (1854) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance was a copper/red, slightly brown colored body and leaves a nice off-white two finger foamy head that lasts for a good two minutes. The body is too dark for any carbonation to be seen rising. Some minimal spotty lacing is seen here and there.
The smell has some grainy nuttiness backed up with some slight malty breadiness.
The taste has pretty much the same smells in the flavoring.
The palate sits about a medium with some slight harshness on the tongue. The aftetaste is dry. I would say this is fairly drinkable.
Overall, as much as I like browns, this one hmmm. . . I kinda donít think Iíd come back to. Why? Well, probably because there are too many other browns that I enjoy more. Its just another average brown.
SilentJo (68) - Chocowinity, North Carolina, USA - MAR 3, 2014
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Moderate carbonation with this, didnít pick much up through the aroma, at least not the caramel or malt I was hoping for. The carbonation lingers on the tongue leaving behind bitterness. Not the brown ale I was wishing for.
penguinfinity (103) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 3, 2014
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Pours dark amber, not brown. I smell almost nothing, only the very lightest hint of malt. Taste follows the smell. I got nothing here. I hate to rate it so low when it doesnít do anything really wrong, but thereís just nothing good to say. Maybe the bottle was past its prime. It has a date of 090613 on it, hopefully that isnít an expiration date.
bellco33 (286) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from bottle into pint glass: Pours cloudy brown with a thin, tan head. Aroma of caramel, malt, and a little nuttyness. Taste is a bit of cherry up front, and then itís pretty sweet. Nutty / bitter finish. The first few sips are a little harsh and then you get used to it. Light to medium body, medium carbonation, not a great aftertaste. Itís OK.
LilBeerDoctor (3429) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy mahogany brown with a thin light tan head. Aroma of sweet malt, toffee, light fruits, roasted nuts. Flavor of sweet malt with a light nuttiness, toffee, caramel. A touch sweet but itís pretty decent overall.
Dan269605 (235) - Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I have a lot of respect for Otter Creek and their organic operation at Wolavers. This is a fine brown ale, but nothing stands out nor is special either. Not bad, but very middle of the road.