jcos (1851) - Maryland, USA - SEP 7, 2010
Bottle I’ve had for quite awhile. Pours a nice brown-ish color, somewhat clearer for a brown ale. Caramel malt aroma. Taste starts sweet, but unbalanced by some bitterness. Long aftertaste, medium body. This beer is just okay. Maybe I’ve been having too much ridiculous beer lately. j12601 (12982) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 28, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear ruby and brown color with a medium sized beige head. Nutty, light grain and big toast on the nose. Nutty, creamy, with big carbonation. Nice and nutty, lots of toast. Soft creamy toast and a slow long bitterness. decaturstevo (6343) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 17, 2010
Deep copper pour with creamy off white head and lace. Light chocolate, light caramel aroma. Semi sweet start of caramel malt, light chocolate, and a hint of sour malt. Medium bodied with good carbonation just a tad thin and watery. Damico (3147) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2010
There is a light malty aroma with the slightest hint of caramel. The copper color is complemented with a nice tan head. The flavor is light sweet malts with a lighter body than a normal brown ale. WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2010
I had this on cask and, surprisingly, it was the least cask-like of all the beers I tried today. Lacked the creamy mouth and fantastic lacing of most cask beers, and of the other beers I sampled. Simple brown ale, some sweetness in the nose and, of course, in the taste. Adequate hopping for a brown. Not my favorite style.
BvilleBronc (85) - Biglerville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2010
12 oz bottle pour. Dark brown with small white head that leaves a fair bit of soapy lacing. Smell of malt and some grassy hops. Taste is balanced with a slight lean towards bitter. Nothing distinct. Finishes dry and a bit heavier on the bitter end. Summary: balanced towards bitter with a long light bitter dry finish. Its okay. SB (334) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2010
Poured dark reddish brown. Thin, bubbly off-white head. Aroma was malty, nutty, and sweet. It got more and more apparent as the beer warmed. Flavor was of malt, burnt wood, caramel, sugar and hops in the finish. Mouth feel was thin, and bubbly. Lots of carbonation. Mild sweet aftertaste.
obxdude10 (2358) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2010
I’m not a huge fan of brown ales, but this one was pretty delicious. The beer obviously poured a brown color, and featured a big and fluffy tan head. There was a lot of maltiness in the aroma, along with some earthiness, leather and light hops. The same traits were found in the body of flavors, as well. But the body itself was surprisingly smooth and a bit creamy. I don’t think I’d get an entire pint of this beer, but the 5-6oz sample of it was delicious. Parrothead (294) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2010
Picked up a 64oz growler of this at the Gettysburg location. Pours a deep mahogany copper with a decent tan head that doesn’t stay around very long. Nose of hops, earth, caramel. A toasty mouthfeel with some good amount of hops in back. A bit over-carbonated IMHO, but still a nice brown ale. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 20, 2010
12oz bottle. Small beige head atop dark red-brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some chocolate, molasses, light nut. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, molasses, chocolate, some salt/nut. Light-medium body. A bit sweeter than I’d like, but not bad.