UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 20, 2003
Manchester, CT. Very impressive brown ale. Very much in the english style. Mild and sweet, with a touch of roastiness and rich estery fruitiness. One of the best examples of the style I've had in ages. davidm (2080) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 9, 2011
Tap at USB. Named "USB Friar Brown", with 5.5% ABV. Great brown ale. Aromas of caramel, chocolate, and a touch of spice. Taste is sweet, with good length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Brown, with no head. obxdude10 (2324) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2002
I had the pleasure of having this brew on the hand pump & cask conditioned, the head was very soft & lacy & followed the beer down the entire glass, faint nutty aromas, very little flavors in the front of the beer, but once the back of the flavors kicked in then you knew it was a nut brown, very distinctive aftertaste which was very nutty, very well balanced, overall a great brown ale
hivemind (915) - New York, New York, USA - APR 22, 2013
On tap at USB 08/13/2012 with Erica. Beer I had was called the Buster Brown. I don’t know if that’s this one, but there is no info available online on the Buster Brown, and since some of their other beers go by multiple names, I’m going to assume this is it. Anyway, the beer I drank had a deep fudge color with a brown tint (very nice). Aroma was sweet cherry with nuts and chocolate. Flavors were on the same track. They go light on the nut, which I love. Very sweet for a brown ale. Light-bodied. DYCSoccer17 (3697) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 1, 2005
Draft in Manchester, CT location. Caramelly, roasty malt notes in the nose. Not bad. Transparent mahogany color with a light tan head. Roasty, malty sweetness with graininess in the middle. Buttery milky notes. Finishes nice. Decent for style.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 7, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2004 On Tap 7/6/02 Cambridge, MA: A similar, but not as good the cask version. On cask NERAX '02: Huge molasses, toffee aroma. Cloudy dark orang color, ends very sweet. Great hops taste throughout. If this wasn't so sweet, it would have been the best beer I tried at NERAX. blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2002
A very,very good brown ale. Good flavor, a nice amount of malts and a great color. DocLock (10683) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2004
Tap in Wayne, PA. Reddish brown color, medium head. Aroma of almonds, malt, and caramel. Good nutty flavor, smooth finish. An above average nut brown. ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - SEP 5, 2004
Manchester CT locale... Clear gernet color with a small head (Bartender error?) Smokey dark chocolate aroma that is faint. Great start, chocolately flavors, mild bitterness. Middle and finish really waters out. I gues this matches the style pretty well, a good easy drinking beer. Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2005
Nice dark brown ale. A touch on the chewy side with some pleasant caramel aftertones. A great "middle of the road" beer.