ClarkVV (6708) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 7, 2007
Draught pint at BW Fenway on 5/12/07scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 2, 2007
Should be noted that this is a slightly lower gravity version (during the Red Sox season, the beers have a higher proportion of water). With that in mind, I was a bit hesitant to try some of these low gravity dark beers, which can really suffer from wateriness/lack of malt richness. And honestly, I think I could detect a fair bit of wateriness present, but I’m quite sure the actual beer aspect was delicious. Some nuttiness, nips of roast and sticky caramel with light bakers chocolate hints on the finish. Fairly low carbonation, with a very high attenuation and low hopping rate. No alcohol noted. Large, light-tan head is impressive, as is the retention and rings of lace left down the glass. Very sessionable stuff and quite flawless to-boot. Little bit of beaniness/nuttiness carries through from the chocolate malt and seems to expose itself too much so. Some more base malt would help cover it up, but it’s understandable, given the fact that they are purposely watering it down.
Deep brown, thin off white fizzy head. Nose held some interesting notes of molasses and chocolate nut, with very soft notes of fresh cavendish tobacco and mild coffee. Flavor was truly one in the same , but just lighter with a faint hop tone in the end. Light bodied, soft carbonation, light nutty finish. Guess it’s ok for the masses.... TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - APR 23, 2007
On tap at the Salem location billed as the "Derby St. Nut Brown Ale". Porus a translucent ruby red amber with a medium creamy/bubbly light tan lacing head. Aroma of light roasted malts, caramel, some chocolate and coffee. Lighter than the flavor. Flavor of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, with hints of some hop flavor and bitterness. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 19, 2007
Draught at brewpub. Dark brown body with a small beige head. I can see why the “Beantown” part of the name. The beer is very beany indeed. However I didn’t find much of the advertised nut flavours. Liquid baked brown beans makes up most of the initial taste along with hints of dark cherries and fig flavours. That’s followed by some earthy and citrusy hops providing a pleasant tartness albeit no bitterness. Decent beer. Will do the job if you have a craving for baked beans but you’re on a date and are afraid of the real-thing side-effects. jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2007
on tap-pours a thick creamy retaining tan head and ruby red color. Aroma is chocolate/coffee with a sharpness-dark malt. Taste is chocolate/coffee with a sharpness-dark malt, acidic. Minimum carbonation.
rederic (3337) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2006
On tap at boston beer works on canal street, dark brown ruby color, with a creamy tan-colored head, dark chocolate and roastiness in the nose, with a roasted malt, nutty accent, and a hint of coffee beans in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a sweet cream mocha character, note of roasted coffee beans, sweet brown chocolate, dried dark fruits, like date, plum, leading towards a nutty and a faint hoppy finish. duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2005 [email protected]barenada (211) - Georgetown, Indiana, USA - AUG 10, 2005
Works , Boston, Ma. Not bad for a Brown Ale. Some blackberry and redberry fruit. Caramel, toffee flavours, a little bit tart. Good for the style i think.
(draft) A nice malty brown ale. Very pretty lacing. There was a bit of a coffee overtone that I could have done without. Quite good though. SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 8, 2005
Draft near fenway. Smells like fresh peanutbrittle and some caramel. Pours a woody brown color with a nice off white head. Head recedes fairly quickly to lieave a small fizzy film. Flavor is nuts, woods, and sweet malts. KariCupcake (214) - Lenox, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 28, 2005
Had at the Beer Works by Haymarket. Smells good! Pretty red brown color. Tastes like a yummy tootsie roll!