Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAY 2, 2017
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance was more of an amber color with a slight transparency about it. Little white foamy head fell off at a decent pace. Not much lace, somewhat stringy and sliding into the beer.
The aroma had some earth, grass, bread and cocoa powder.
The flavor was basically the same - somewhat sweet with a decent dryness to it. Light toast-like aftertaste and finish.
The feel was about light bodied with a pretty good sessionable sort of feel about it. Sturdy carbonation and the ABV felt right.
Overall, good brown ale worthy of coming back to. closey22 (2032) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2015
Dark amber brown thin lacy beige head; aroma is sweet malty slight hint of caramel; flava is malty grainy touch of berry; feels light with moderate fizz; finishes roasty malty grainy Leighton (22027) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2013
Tap at the brewpub - Amherst. Pours clear amber with a light, foamy head. OK beer, some brown bread, faint cocoa, dirt. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish, some lightly toasted bread, hints of coffee and cocoa, toasted leaves. So so. TURDFERGUSON (4058) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 5, 2012
Reddish copper, you know the deal. Sweet, red fruity nose, light roast. Flavor is lightly smokey, some peat, light roasted malts. Probably the best of the Amherst brews I tried this time. DiarmaidBHK (5662) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2012
Draft at brewpub. Pours brown with a nutty caramel quality on the nose. Lots of caramel notes on the tongue with some hop balance. Finishes clean. Nice example of style.
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2011
Appearance: pumpernickel bread with no haze and mahogany hints along the edge.
Aurelius (5487) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2011
Nose: chocolate front and center – chocolate cake, bars, and malted milk chocolate. Godiva hot chocolate. Chocolate wafers. Chocolate covered walnuts for some dry crunch.
Palate: chocolate shines but never overwhelms – good balance. Hint of burnt dark fruits, grapes and plums specifically, in the back with stones and seeds included. Chocolate and walnuts mingle. Something indiscernible in the back.
Final Thoughts: never could lay my tastebuds on that final flavor at the back of each quaff. Overall though quite the tasty sessionable brown ale. I’d drink it again.
Growler, thanks to LuckyDog. Nice malty aroma with roast and light cocoa. Mouthy, lightly sweet, slightly roasted, the bitterness is light and it would be better characterized as tangy. Toast/roast finish. Pretty drinkable. dogfish120love (1339) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 28, 2010
On cask at brewery. Pours a murky/ cloudy moderate to light brown with no head. Flavors consist of cinnamon, clove and bread. Very thin and watery. Christian (13773) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2009
Cask at GBBF. Amber with a small off-white head. Nutty malt aroma, with caramel, and a slightly roasted note. Sweet malty flavour with some yeast character. cgarvieuk (25703) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 31, 2009
Cask at GBBF 2009 ....Brown ... big chocolate nose ... light hop ... sweet woody toffee malt.