italianjohn (3193) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2010
Clear brownish amber pour caramel malty aroma ... taste of sweet caramel and light chocolate little toasted .... light bitter malty finish ... a thinner and sessionable simple brown ale not offensive at all roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2010
Had on draft at the brewery. Pours a clear light brown with minimal head. Aroma is sweet but a bit stale. Flavor very watery and sweet. Straw/hay taste present. Reminds me of an extract homebrew clone of newcastle, though some of my homebrews have been much better. CUJO (383) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 1, 2010
tap in Poconos: New Years eve: nothing special about this beer at all. Clear brown pour, muddy flavor of basic beer ingredients that are indiscernable. Weak. phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 13, 2009
On draught at the brewery: Poured a clear copper colour with not a whole lot of fizz. thin off white head. aroma is somewhere between maple syrup and butterscotch. Sweet smell, but taste comes across a little dull. Nice taste, but a little boring. Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 1, 2009
Pours brown with a tan head. Smells of sweet malt and earthy. Taste is much of the same with some spicy hints. Good for what it is.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2009
12oz. Bottle: Fain, slightly tart aroma of malts, tart fruit, cherries, and medicine. Poured deep amber/copper in color with a medium-sized tan head that diminished but lasted throughout. Cloudy. Sparkling to very sparkling. Many tiny, small, and medium-sized particles throughout. Flavor is lightly tart and slightly sweet. Tastes of tart fruit, cherries, malts, malted milk, and some cocoa. Medium body. Thin, lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Tart, cherry, malt, and malted milk finish. Much more a sour than a brown ale. Proteus93 (66) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2008
Tea brown, with a fizzy and short lived head. A little trimming of lace left behind.
Sweet maltiness, a nice toasting, a slight nuttiness that makes for a pleasant aroma
Taste is unfortunately not as pleasant. Quite a watered down maltiness - mouthfeel is rather watery, as well. Slight roasted nut flavour, but almost ignorable, really.
If it were a little richer, it would be a decent session brew. If looking for a swigger, it could be a candidate, but there are better out there.
pineypower (3346) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2008
Pours out amber in color with no real head. Aroma is of some malts, slight bitterness and some caramel. Taste is some caramel, sweet malts and hops, mouthfeel is a bit watery. Overall alright, but forgettable. DandyWolfFloyd (1212) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2008
Once again, Barley Creek fails to impress. Their beers are way to safe. They seem to say, yeah we want to make craft brews, but are really afraid they might not be well received. The aroma was present but not amazing, w/ some malt scent. Appearance was a brown color, thin head. It’s flavor is a bit to watered down, it doesn’t make me beg for more. It’s smooth. Again a very forgetable beer. I was hoping for more Guinness4Duff (515) - Tallahassee (and Poconos, PA), Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2008
Clear brown color with a white head. Has a nutty aroma and a mildly roasted nutty taste. Its a bit watery, but overall not that bad.