skiatd1 (51) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 9, 2016
A deliciously hoppy brown ale that is extremely well balanced but presents fantastic hop character in a darker than normal brown ale which results in a complexity unmatched in most other beers.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Berard (639) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Growler. Pours dark brown with creme colored pillowy head that lingers with heavy lacing. Smells of chocolate covered peanuts with mild carbonation. Slightly sweet chocolate flavor with a mild boozy flavor. Easily the best of this style I've ever had.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone AdamChandler (5100) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 31, 2012
"Thanks to the Three Penny Taproom for having this on tap! $6 poured into a Hill Farmstead glass. It was served a bit too cold for a honey ale.
A - I’d call this a very dark Newcastle. It looks more like a porter than most brown ales. Poured a 2 finger head but quickly went away after a minute.
S - Brown sugar, nutmeg, cloves, honey and fresh cut grass. I’d love to have a bottle of this on a hot summer day served super duper cold.
T - Birch syrup with cedar and lots of honey. It starts light and airy but finishes with a nice birch flavor. I love the honey and syrupr flavors and how well they go together! This is a great beer.
M - Heavy like a porter. Very dense but surprisingly perfect.
O -"I think this is a fantastic beer! It’s clearly hard to find so I’m glad they had it on tap along with 5 other Hill Farmstead beers.
smaynard6000 (1184) - Apopka, Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2015
Bottle. Pours brown with generous beige head. Sweet aroma of caramel malt and cereal grains. Mostly sweet flavor with caramel malt notes. Bit of chocolate and roastiness as well. Bit of hoppiness barely present in the finish. Bold and well defined flavors. Medium bodied. A very well done brown. vodka4blood (152) - Miltonboro, Vermont, USA - JUN 16, 2016
Shawn and Co. are incapable of creating flawed beers. This is another perfect example of its style, thick and rich in the manner of a stout, like a triple-C malt-heavy liquid caramel infusion. Dont listen to me, just find one & drink it : )
SrSilliGose (3331) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 22, 2011
pours a deep mahogany brown with a long lasting frothy tan head. leaves some nice lace on the glass. aroma of roasted coffee, hazelnuts, a touch of raisin, cinnamon, and juicy grapefruit and fresh squeezed oranges hop character. taste is bright, bitter juicy citrusy hops backed by a nutty deep dark roasty dark chocolate and espresso. dry, awesome body. just a wonderfully made beer. i could drink this all the live long day, every day. awesome beer. dogfish120love (1335) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Pours a dark brown with a whopper center colored frothy lacing. Aroma has a slight hint of metal probably stemming from a hops vs malt. Dense carbonation. Incredibly drinkable. Notes of hot cocoa and coffee with a slight hint of citrus. Incredibly bitter for a brown ale MartinT (9932) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 8, 2012
My Bottom Line : Fred82 (2329) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 31, 2012
Nut skins, earth and coffee greet leafy, wooden hops in this beautifully developed Brown Ale.
Further Personal Perceptions :
-A veil of foam covers the dark brown.
-The mouthfeel is comfortable, not too sweet, but not exactly lean either.
-Malt flavors are so well developed, they make this beer memorable. Which is quite rare for a Brown Ale, a style a lot of breweries seem to dial in.
-These malt flavors are almost smoky at times as well.
On tap at Prohibition Pig and Farmhouse Tap & Grill.
On tap at Prohibition Pig.Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Appearance : Dark brown with small head. Lots of lacing.
Aroma : rich roasted malt with coffee. Nice smokey notes with light caramel.
Taste : Big rich sweet roasted malt with smokey notes. Awesome toffee and coffee bitter notes. Coffee finish with chocolate. Light hops. Persistent finish.
Palate : Nice soft and smooth bubbles.
Overall : Really rich and packed with flavor. Really well balanced. Surprisingly rich for such a low abv beer. Feels complex like a 9% beer but more drinkable and more elegant. Lots of complex flavors all cohesive and well rendered. World class stuff.
Growler at home with my dad. Thanks Adam!! Pour is pitch black in appearance with a big khaki head and great lacing. Roasty chocolate aroma, with notes of marshmallows, graham crackers, a touch of earth, and grass. Taste is very roasty, dark chocolates, light spice, bread, pine, honey and a touch of maple syrup. Sticky mouth-coating body with medium-to-soft carbonation. Definitely the best "brown" I have ever had but really more of a porter/light stout to me. Delicious, nonetheless, and another winner from Hill Farmstead.