Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAY 29, 2017 beerbrat99 (132) - Shanghai, - JAN 20, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Pours a dark amber with a brown hue. Dense creamy off-white head. Some lacing. Aroma of toffee and biscuit malt. Taste of light caramel and burnt toast. Not much hop character. Finish is too balanced as nothing really stands out.
Poured into a mug, the appearance was a dark pale orange almost brown color with a finger’s worth of white foamy head that fell off fairly quick. Some stringy lace.
The aroma had some walnut/chestnut sweet roastiness rolling around some caramel/toffee malts. Some wood, light hay, cereal and a little bit of earthiness round out the edges.
The flavor was a nice blend of sweet to roasty nut to caramel/toffee maltiness. Aftertaste was the blend of it all. The finish was the same.
The palate was about medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt appropriate.
Overall, pretty good English styled brown ale that I could come back to. JohnGalt1 (1721) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 29, 2016
Nice long lasting head that drops leaving sheets of lacing... color is a clear polished chesnut.
Smells "English". Light brown and caramel malts with a touch of diacetyl ... fruity esters are present and fairly out front.
Flavor is pretty much all toasted malts.. fairly heavy on the toasted malts.. the ale fruitiness is ever present... lighter than expected caramel.. earthy hop flavor. ads135 (4726) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 9, 2012
This is a pretty good brown, hoppier than most, and more aggressive choice of hops. Dominantly sweet, however, mostly brown sugar and toffee. Attractive brown appearance with a decent head. beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - JAN 29, 2010
Nice. Fairly mild. Really easy to drink. Not an extreme beer but it is a pretty good example of the style. Good balance of malty roast and sweetness. philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 13, 2010
Bridgeport Brewing Company--Beer Town Brown--2007 Release--12 oz. Bottle--5.20% ABV--20 IBU’s. (4.5 / 5.0) Brown Ale--Tight foamy lacy head. Clear bright mahogeny color. Rich mild Belgian cocao hop front. Creamy cloying sweet tangy crisp toffee caramel mild choco ester body. Zesty clean mild Belgian hop spice end. Nice! Sampled 1/18/2007.
Bridgeport Brewing Company--Beer Town Brown--2008 Release--12 oz. Bottle--5.20% ABV--20 IBU’s. (4.25 / 5.0) Brown Ale--Rich lacy off white head. Clear bright rich ruby brown color. Mild cocao hop front. Mild creamy tangy chocolate mild sweet toasted toffee malty body. Smooth balanced mild hop malt spice end. Tasty refreshing well made Brown Ale. Sampled 1/21/2008. 6-Pack--$8.39.
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2010
Bottle:   Moderate brown, ruby hues, moderate light beige head, spritzy, spotty lacing.   Malty nose, a little mealy, slight cocoa notes.   Certainly light on any hop aspect.   Pretty malty, a little mealy, some
cereal, with very little bitterness.   Decent, a good beginners Brown.   Very light on the exit, clean, with some minor mealy notes.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate, perhaps nearing the thing side.   Wow, quick finish.
Not much there.   Certainly a light beer for the style, no hop bitterness and light on the tongue.   Wished it was a bit bigger, but as is it probably appeals to most of those who would usually drink BMC. SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - NOV 27, 2009
12oz bottle. Clear amber-brown with a small head. The aroma is doughy with toasty, nutty malt and toffee. Sweet with a little nutty malt and almost no hops. Hint of bread-crust in the finish, along with just a touch of bitterness. Medium-light on the tongue with good carbonation. A very newcastle-veined brown ale; lacking the roast and darker malts in more assertive browns. Nothing really off about it, but just not very interesting or flavorful. beerbill (3619) - Laurel, New York, USA - JUN 10, 2009
12 oz. bottle courtesy of a trade with ditmier. Pours a clear amber with a large tan head that lasted through three-quarters of the glass and left partial lace. Very mild, in fact barely noticeable aroma of malt and not much else. The flavor is weak watered down malt followed by mixed vegetables. Medium bitterness. Light-medium bodied. Pretty forgettable. DigitalMan (193) - Idaho, USA - JUN 7, 2009
Dark reddish, nice color for a brown ale. Small head. Mild, ordinary aroma. Really nice sweetness, good amount of hops to match. Don’t taste the advertised chocolate (which happens to be just fine with me). Not bad at all. lumpsowers (287) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 19, 2009
Rich brown pour, light lacing, sour hops, watery, blah, I was a little excited as I usually really like Brown Ales. I was sorely disappointed.