yespr (45869) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2014
From tap. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty, breadish and slight chocolate note. Smooth mouthfeel. Roasted dark malty, breadish and caramelish. Bitter and slight herbal. Dry finish. anders37 (26726) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2015
Draft @ The Ginger Man - NYC, New York. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel nutty flavor. Has a roasted malty caramel nutty finish. deyholla (11759) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 4, 2011
On tap at Pony Bar. Poured a near clear brown with an off-white head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma had some roasted malts with some dark chocolate and a hint of dark bread as well. Flavor starts with chocolate but develops into more of a combination of roasted malt and dark bread. Easy drinking. jredmond (8338) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 18, 2011
Draft at Pony Bar. Pours a clear brown body with some creamy lacing. Aroma is typical brown ale - nice nutty malty notes. Mouthfeel is medium to thin with notes of sweet malts. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2011
In short: A low intensity refreshing fruity nutty brown ale. Enjoyable.
Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAY 1, 2017
How: Tap at Rattle’N’ Hum, NY
The look: Almost clear mahogany body topped by a small beige head
In long: Nose of nutty caramel. Taste is smooth and round. Medium body, smooth caramel, oily nuts, nice fresh refreshing tropical fruits notes, red apples, no bitterness to speak of. Basically it is a typical session brown ale with nice refreshing fruity flavors to make it very sessionnable. This is not a very tasty beer, if you drink this after an IPA and you won’t taste a thing, but as a session starter this was quite enjoyable. It was not even noon when I started drinking at Rattle’N’ Hum and drinking in New-York is quite expensive, especially in this economy. Oh well, desperate times call for excessive drinking.
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance was a nice looking soft semi-dark murky brown color with a finger’s worth of a mocha colored head. Glistens nicely and falls off at a good pace. Light stringy lace.
The aroma had some soft sweet to roasty nuts up front with a nice caramel/toffee malt base rolling into a subtle crisp sweet earthy blend, some grassy dryness.
The flavor brought all of the previously mentioned aromas together riding on into the aftertaste and following through in the finish.
The feel was about medium bodied with a fair sessionable quality about it. Light carbonation with the ABV feeling as projected by the brewer.
Overall, I liked this brown ale, well worthy of having again. notalush (5883) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - DEC 21, 2010
Dark brown - semi-cloudy - clingy, sudsy lace - aroma is more like a porter - chocolate, coffee, roast all belie the intended style - just a hint of nuttiness falls in line with a brown - flavor is much the same - intense roast, vanilla bean, coffee, chocolate - if I close my eyes, I can trick myself into believing that it is a porter - again, some nuttiness - I have had enough of their beers now to notice a house character, including a particular yeastiness that works in some styles, but not in this one - semi-sweet until the middle and finish, where a fairly strong bitterness for the style develops - tobacco, char - full-flavored, if not completely to style - I like it, but don’t seem to love it as other raters do. DiarmaidBHK (5113) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Draft at top hops beer shop. Pours brown with a thin khaki head. Leaves trace lacing. Nice nuttiness on the nose. Very crisp and flavorful on the tongue although the flavor fades a bit as it warms. Still it’s a solid example of the style. LilBeerDoctor (3997) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2010
Growler from Big Z. Pours a dark brown wit ha small light tan head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, burnt/charred malts. Flavor of sweet malt with some roasted notes, a touch of coffee but less than in the aroma. Definitely a top notch brown ale, very close to a porter. Nice palate - not too sweet like most brown ales. Well done!
8/4/8/4/15 [3.9/5] Jow (3958) - New York, USA - OCT 30, 2012
tap at Alewife as part of the Nacho festival. Pours clear brown with white head. Nose of mlat and nuts. tastes lightly nutty, of resin, malt, earth, leather, and berries. Ok brown ale but a little light bodied