Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - SEP 9, 2014 altkencru (143) - USA - NOV 15, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent domestic brown ale. Nice combination of dryness and sweetness. Also very smooth.
Reviewed from notes. Thanks Nicole.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a nice looking brown color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. There’s some nice lightly speckled lacing weaving down the sides of the glass.
The smell had a nice roasted nutty toffee with a nice backup by some caramel and bready notes.
The taste was sweet, nutty, bready with a rich caramel and toffee combination.
On the palate, this sat about a light to medium with a nice sessionable aspect about it. The carbonation was right where it should be for the style and for me. The way this one rolls across my tongue is spectacular as there’s a really nice creamy and nutty sweetness that really makes this one be a really good one.
Overall, one of my all time favorite brown ales that I truly miss when I lived on the East Coast, one day I hope to see you again...one day. jkwood04 (5463) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 13, 2012
12oz bottle in a shaker. Pours brown with a lacy, light beige head. Aroma of caramel and lightly nutty malts, plus a little floral hops. Flavor about the same. Average texture. A decent beer. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2011
12-oz. Thanks, Bob! Pours a hazy dark brown with a loose tan head. Nice fresh malty molasses and graham cracker nose with a bit of fresh hop showing. Creamy medium body with wooly carb. Sweet bready mid-palate with toasty herbal finish. Quite nice. MaBeer1972 (2143) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 5, 2011
A deep brown brew with good carbonation and a light tan head that goes to lacing. Light nutty aromas. Mouthfeel is medium and flavor is very nice roasty-nut. Well made and very drinkable. another solid Ipswich brew! CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 16, 2011
Bottle thanks to AirForceHops: Pours a clear deep copper mahogany with a spotty-lacing froth of off-white head. Has a lightly sweet toasted nutty nose with a touch of British hops and hint of fruitiness. Starts with a good mild sweetness and toasted maltiness well-balanced with lightly piny bitterness before a crisp bittersweet finish. An enjoyable, true to style, and very drinkable brown ale.
LiteWait (266) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 27, 2011
12 oz bottle from AirForceHops’ collection. Poured with a thick overflowing head that left lots of lacing. Color is dark like rootbeer. Aroma of sweet nuts and malt. Taste is malt in the front and walnuts in the finish. Crisp carbonination. As it warms the nuttiness is more apparent in the finish. My first Brown Ale and I like it! Thank you. AirForceHops (7680) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 21, 2010
12 oz. bottle. Dark brown color, nearly opaque. Thin, white, creamy head. Great lacing and presentation. Malty aroma, with a faint nuttiness. A nice light, malt flavor up front...mouthfeel has a slight crispness. Noticeable hop presence quickly blends into the back. Finish again has a nice hop taste as it warms, with a slight nuttiness. Very well done brown ale. halfonit (1392) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 1, 2010
Pours a clear brown color with a quickly disappearing head. Aroma is of chocolate malts, nuts, caramel, and leaves. Flavor is a little more bitter consisting of malts, earthiness, light nuts, and hard English water. Leaves a harsh malt finish. More of a session style brown ale. danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 23, 2010
Served from a 12 oz bottle thanks to JT. The appearance is a hazy nut brown with a medium light tan head. The nose has some nice English hop aromas, caramel, a toasted malts. The flavors are light with English hops, some tea leaves, and nutshell flavors. Fairly bitter for a brown ale. A light-to medium bodied mouth makes for a refreshing drink. cheap (6009) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2010
Big thanks to LilBeerDoctor for helping me procure this sample! Smell is simply clean. Nice looking darker beer. Taste starts off like wet roasty old campfire wood. This elevates to a medium back of throat bitterness. Later, this beer comes across almost like an ESB or sumthin. A smoother bitter drink that possesses a creamy CO2 feel. Mild at times and at other times a bit more personality. Finish is somewhat hoppy for lack of a better description. Lots of personality on the finish too, has a little more wake up than most nut browns. Very glad to have had the chance to taste this, thanks LilBeerDoctor, you rock!