BrewBoxer (2667) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 22, 2011
Bottle. Deep brown color. Smells of chocolate, carmel and mild hops. Taste is crisp and malty with a nutty backbone. Quite enjoyable Ughsmash (7502) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 5, 2011
Bottled. Poured chocolatey brown with a short, fairly dense beige head. The aroma picked up soft nutty and chocolate notes with some malty sourness accenting.. some earth and toffee as well.. not exciting, but certainly pleasant. The flavor found a blend of milk and slightly darker chocolates plus nutty notes at the core.. tart, somewhat medicinal character around.. finished dry and a touch sour with more chocolate. Light-bodied and dry on the palate.. OK stuff, but the bottle seemed old. Thorpe429 (5122) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2011
On tap at Ithaca Memorial Day weekend 2011.
Pours a dark brown color with a moderate off-white head and a slight bit of lacing on the way down. Thin collar throughout. The nose brings a bit of lightly-roasted malt plus chocolate and a touch of coffee. The flavor has some brown malt and mild sweetness. Some caramel and a bit of brown sugar. Light chocolate and a bit of a dry roast coming through toward the finish. Actually, a bit too dry for what the flavor had. Medium body with average carbonation. Pretty standard brown; I’d have it again.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 06-04-2011 ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 20, 2011
A - Pours a dark brown color that is just slightly clear around the edges and a find of frothy off-white head atop. The head fades down to a ring around the edges lacing nicely in the process.
S - Aroma is a mix of sweet roasted caramel malts and lots of nutty aromas. Also a touch of coffee mixed in as well.
T - Starts off with some nice roasted flavors and a bit of coffee flavor mixed in. Through the middle some nutty flavors come out alongside some stronger roasted flavor. The finish is a mix of roasted coffee and some sweet caramel that lingers nicely.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth and fairly crisp. The roasted flavors really linger nicely on the tongue. Feels a touch watery.
D - Very drinkable. The flavors are for the most part nicely balanced and I like the nuttiness in the beer. The sweetness and roasted flavors are also really nicely balanced. durhambeer (2585) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2011
Bottle from Spuyten Duyvil bottle shop. Pours darker brown with foamy dark beige head. Nose is sweet, rich, and malty. Mild hops. Hazelnuts and mild chocolate. Similar taste; sweet, with added creaminess. Light palate.
NoBeer4MyDog (14) - West Camp, New York, USA - APR 12, 2011
12 oz. bottle pours dark brown with reddish tint when looked through at a light. 1/8" head which disappears quickly. Smells of coffee, nuts, and bread noticeable. Taste is nutty and coffee like with hint of caramel. Strange how most beers tastes are enhanced as they get warmer, but here it seems to lose something as it gets warmer?? When I first started drinking this, I thought I was going to really like it but it seemed to get worse. I actually went back and changed my rating for taste.. Ok beer but not one I’d look for again... Tmoney99 (15208) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 6, 2011
Bottle. Poured clear dark brown color with an average fizzy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Medium toasted malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium toasted sweet flavor with a medium nutty sweet finish of moderate duration. Good above average brew.
joebudzjoe (677) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 13, 2011
Bottle. This is a great brown ale. Smooth, dark brown body with a fluffy tan head. This has a soft, pillowy palate with hints of chocolate, wood, coffee, brown bread. trapped (3864) - New York, TURKEY - FEB 13, 2011
Dark brown color, very small foamy light brown head, caramel-coffee aroma, dominant coffee flavor, medium carbonation, long finish. Interesting beer except for the strong coffee taste. Tried it at tke Amsterdam Ale House in New York, upper west side. thornecb (6186) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 19, 2011
Pours deep brown into a shaker. Off-white head quickly recedes to hug rim. Roasted nut and toast aromas. Dry with upfront chocolate turning nutty in the dry medium length sweet mocha finish.