DiarmaidBHK (4924) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2015
Sample at brewpub. Pours dark brown with a thick khaki head. Big nuttiness on the nose and tongue. Finished clean. Really nice example of style.
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Pours murky brown with reddish hues. Aroma of nuts, coffee, and molasses. Flavorful with molasses, nuts, coffee, and some chocolate. Nice beer. Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - APR 22, 2015
Notched on the side, this one reads "June." I was told that’s a best by date.
This was poured into a mug.
The appearance was a dark brown color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute. Light messy lacing roamed around the glass.
The smell had a superb blend of rich nutty malts with a light roasty smooth chocolate and ample coffee roaming in and out.
The taste copied the aroma nicely to work over a gentle sweet rolling and roasty smooth, slightly smokey and light amount of cocoa. A lingering roasty smooth coffee/cocoa aftertaste leads to a balanced dry to wet finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a really nice sessionability to it. The carbonation rolled over nicely with a delicate sharpness.
Overall, this was a really nice English Brown ale, definitely again. puboflyons (3434) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Tried on tap. I enjoyed the mahogany brown and dark colored amber richness. The aroma is somewhat well incorporated. I get dark malts when I am preparing to feed the gulls. I wonder if it will be enough. BroSpud (2189) - , Massachusetts, USA - JUL 7, 2013
Earlier Rating: 7/28/2013 Total Score: 3.3
On tap at the brewpub. The pour is mahogany brown to darker amber. The nose has a variety of niceties going on. Dark malts, molasses, nutty, molasses, and basically sweet. The body is medium in texture but boy did I enjoy the smooth undertone. The taste is also sweet and nutty at first with a good lingering bitterness at the end. This is one of their standard brews that they bottle and sell locally in Western, Mass (USA).
22oz bottles from the brewery. Pours mahogony brown with an off white head. Sweet and malty but with just enough hop bitterness to even it out. Caramel, butter and nutty flavors. One of my favorites from this brewery.
closey22 (1952) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Deep ruby brown w/ thin tan head; toasty malt aroma w/ same flavor w/ touch of chocolate, but feels a bit light and acidic; finish is a bit weak, but overall a good beer. Leighton (21299) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2016 Bottle shared with Sander at his place, NYC. Pours clear brown with a modest, tan foam head. Aroma has some ashy, lightly toasted malts just tinged with sourness. The flavor, though, is quite sour, and I can’t imagine it’s intentional. Some light toast and cocoa, but mostly sour malts. Light bodied with average carbonation. Sour finish, faint dry roast and leaves, some tart fruit hints. Hard to enjoy this. (January 2012, score 2.6)argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 28, 2010
Bottle shared with Chris in NYC. This is more like it. Nicely rounded, bready, with toasted biscuits, impressions of cocoa. Good and drinkable. (February 2016, score: 3.6)
22oz bottle, thanks chriso. Large tan head atop dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, chocolate, some nut, caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, sour cherry -- clearly infected. Smooth light-medium body. Jblauvs (1358) - Chester, Vermont, USA - JUL 25, 2010
Dark Mahogany pour with a slim light beige head. aroma is sticky caramel and toffee malt, light coffee bean, immense nuttiness and a flutter of candied hazelnut. Flavor is lightly bitter, extremely light roastiness, lots of nuttiness, plenty of toffee malts, adding a nice sweet element. Good depth of malt, tasty, not overly inventive but very drinkable and satisfying. j12601 (12001) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 6, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear cola brown with ruby highlights and a thin beige head. Crisp nutty malt, toast, roast, caramel. Malty, roast, toast, more caramel. Nice touch of roast on the finish. Pretty good.