thirdeye11 (6160) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2014
(22oz bomber) clear medium brown, widely bubbles. Nose of honey, chocolate malt, grape, cream. Taste of cream, honey, light hops, very carbonated and dry. Nice beer. AdamChandler (5052) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Dark brown. Creamy head. Yeasty with a touch of sweetness on the nose. Very sweet. Lots of roast and chocolate. Piney hops and pretty good 2013 vintage ClarkVV (6708) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 13, 2014
At the brewery, 2/7/14blipp (9278) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 26, 2013
Drab olive tinged brown body sports a light tan head, moderate retention.
Dusty chocolate and hints of roast fleck the nose. An interesting mix of sweet malt but with also a touch of light acidity from the hops. Brown sugar, light vanilla and a touch of citrus round out the nose on the end.
Caramel and a touch of sweet raisins make up the malt flavors, while the hops are certainly less pronounced here than in the IPA, but certainly still quite fresh and lightly acidic. Didnt know the abv at the time, but the 7 percent must stem somewhat from the maple syrup, as the body is still quite light and drinkable. Some more maple/brown sugar-like notes on the finish, with a bit of dryness from the darker malts and some bitterness from the hops. Well-structured, straightforward brown ale. Loose, lightly slick texture, medium carbonation.
Bottle at CGBD. Pours deep brown with a beige head. Medium roasted malts, some grainy and nutty sweetness, hints of caramel, and a faint earthy finish. Pretty good. j12601 (12000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Sampled this at Campground Brewdown 2. Pours a lightly hazed brown with a thin beige head. Soft sweet malt on the nose, toast, faintly nutty malt. Medium bodied, soft and sweet, nutty with a bit of an odd acrid note. Soft malt, faint plum, gentle cocoa bitterness.
puboflyons (3433) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 29, 2013
From the 22 fl. oz. bomber. It pours mahogany brown with a tremendous foamy off-white head that sits on top for the entire session. Good clarity. everything about the aroma is balanced but subtle. Good sweet malty character, maple note, vanilla, and a slight hop bite to cap it off. Medium body but I did not care for the acidity slight as it was. The flavor is sweet with a lingering low-to-moderate bitterness at the finish. Drinkable for sure. mcox90 (2088) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 13, 2013
On tap, served in a goblet. Pours dark reddish brown with a thin beige head that disappeared immediately. Nuts, brown sugar & malt in the aroma. Semi sweet flavor featuring caramel malt, nuts, a hint of maple and some hop spice. Medium bodied with prickly carbonation. jkwood04 (5448) - Connecticut, USA - APR 14, 2013
22oz bottle in a shaker. Pours dark brown with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, and light chocolate malts, hints of maple, and some floral hops. Flavor the same, with a nice hoppy finish. Average texture. A pretty good brown ale. thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Pours dark brown with thick off white head and plenty of lace. Aroma is earthy, nuts, malt. Taste follows suit with some bitterness and slight maple sweetness, lively carbonation. Finish is dry earthy and sweet. mdb1 (4) - Pawlet, Vermont, USA - JAN 20, 2013 does not count
The aroma makes the beer on this one. The beer pours an dark amber with a somewhat sweet taste, due to the maple syrup and slight bitterness from the Vermont grown hops makes this beer very drinkable. Even with an ABV at 7%, it is hardly noticeable. Overall, I would recommend this to anyone that appreciates a nice brown ale.