thornecb (6149) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 11, 2017
Pours deep mahogany into a shaker. Foamy pancake head with good retention recedes leaving spidery sheets. Root beer and cola aromas. Dry with dark licorice, chocolatey soy and resinous molasses front to back. Lasting bitter earth and resin finish. blynde77 (24) - - OCT 1, 2017
A little light bodied at times but flavor, color, and aroma are great. GREAT. Good nut flavor, taste is really good. If you can get over the light body at times, it's an enjoyable beer.
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UPDATED: AUG 4, 2017 Bue à la pression. Couleur d’un noir impénétrable coiffé par une mousse blanche crémeuse moyennement durable. Nez légèrement torréfié, tout en douceur. Légère torréfaction en bouche également avec des notes vanillées en fin de bouche, mais qui virent au chocolat par la suite. Même si globalement tout est fait dans la légèreté, elle n’est aucunement fade ou aqueuse pour autant. Sympa, bien que pas vraiment brown. DiarmaidBHK (6137) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2017
Draft at Fireworks Restaurant and Bar. Pours dark Brown with a khaki head. Leaves trace lacing in the glass. Odd mixture of pine and nuttiness on the nose and tongue. Finished clean though fairly bitter for the style . I usually dont mind bitter but not in my brown Ales. Quick3Beers (1505) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - APR 26, 2017
Pours a brown black from a tap, medium lacing. Aroma is an acrid burnt toast along with general roasted notes. Flavor is a burnt sugar, rather sweet with a bitter beginning. Okay beer.
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Bulk_Carrier (6064) - Vermont, USA - JAN 26, 2017
Poured into a mug, the appearance was a dark brown color with an off white foamy head. Sustained nicely and fell off at a good pace. Moderate messy lacing.
The aroma started off with some dark and milk chocolate nibs biting at some bitter orange-ish hops. Subtle breadiness revolving around some extra grassy hops, sweetly and bitter. Very nice.
The flavor blends the sweet to the bitter very nicely between the chocolate malts and the orangey hops. Quick semi-sweet to bitter aftertaste roaming into the finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Hops don’t create too much of a burdensome harshness and the malts seem embraced enough by the hops, so, there’s nothing cloying nor overly harsh on my tongue. Super nice smoothness if anything.
Overall, wonderful American styled brown ale with the hops showcasing enough towards the American side. I would definitely have this again. dfinney23 (3424) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 15, 2016
Nice head though the lacing is hard to judge on this crappy disposable taster cup. Butter chocolate all day long with an extra roasty finish. gregwilsonstl (2704) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 3, 2016
MEdium brown. Thick foamy head. Nutty. Light body. Sweet at first. Nice safe brown. Kinda hoppy for a brown. Thx again ThePatrickMan tfontana (1184) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 28, 2016
On tap into shaker pint glass at Tuckaway Tavern. Aroma is roasted malts, dark fruits, caramel. Appearance is dark brown with trace head/lacing. Taste is as aroma with addition of anise at tail end, restrained sweetness. Palate is medium bodied with average to lively carbonation. Overall delicious, restrained sweetness with balance that happens in the background without really realizing it. Nice. ineedbeer (2296) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 6, 2016
Poured from a bottle dated 9/25/2015.
Aroma is hoppy with a lot of woody and resinous hop aromas. Moderate chocolate notes with quite a bit of nuts and dark caramel. A light vegetal phenolic note.
Pours a dark brown with a bit of a reddish hue and a medium sized, thick, tan head that slowly recedes. Moderate lacing and medium small legs.
Flavor is slightly sweet with a strong bitterness. Medium light chocolate note with lighter roast. Quite a bit of nuts and dark caramel notes. Moderate, woody and resinous hop notes. A bit of that off, vegetal phenolic note.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall, an alright beer but not a great one. The bitterness is too strong and off putting. There is also a phenolic note that doesn’t work well.