Jow (3593) - New York, USA - NOV 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at an event pours a nice brown. taste of toasted malt, brown sugar, slightly sweet and bitter. Nice easy drinker.
Hawksfan17 (890) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 25, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours dark brown, smells of nuts, and roasted barley. Nutty, rich malt flavor with a pack of hops leaving for a crisp finish.
thomasmmc (10) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 11, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Village Pourhouse, not a bad beer, has a nice hint of chocolate with a mix of a toasted sugar finishing with a light bitterness.
Nickls (2417) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUN 2, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Old BA rate - tap)
Half-finger of light tan head; foggy dark brown color. Sweetish malts; light hint of grain and a bit of chocolate. Malty sweetness; grainy-metallic flavors. Thin with muted carbonation. Decent; and I could see this being a decent session brew if the metallic flavor wasn’t there. Otherwise has good potential
basspro76 (426) - New York, USA - MAY 21, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap at The Living Room, NYC. Nut and caramel aromas come through on a thinly opaque brown body. Has a slightly watery malty and nutty flavor to it. Needs a little more depth and body to stack up against some of the better browns.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at One & One in NYC. I actually missed the word Lager on the tap handle so I had assumed this was actually an English Brown ale. Pours a dark mahogany. Nose is light cocoa and toast. Faded hops are present. On taste, round and soft with toasty melanoidins and a full body. Light hop character. Pretty tasty, really.
italarican (1543) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAR 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Sweet Afton. Reddish brown pour, somewhat clear. Aroma has brown sugar, ginger bread, and chocolate malt. The spice and chocolate are subtle but blend together very nicely Flavor is similar: brown sugar and chocolate malt, but little spice coming through. The chocolate malt comes out more as it warms. A little bit of yeast in the finish. Very nice.
zdk (1871) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap @ RnH - clear brown pour. Plum, raisins and nuts with some lingering astringency. Thick mouthfeel and a bitter finish.
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - DEC 22, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown color with a small head. Aroma has nuts caramel, toffee and bitter hops. Some faint pine and toasted grain flavor. A little bitter nuts and hops with some caramel sweetness balancing it a bit. Lingering bitterness.
tgncc (3107) - Bellmore, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I’ve had this many times before, and never actually rated it. The color is a thin, clear reddish brown, white head. The aroma is true to the style, malty, nutty. The flavor is malty, brown sugar, nuts. The finish has a slight resin bittering. Medium m outhfeel. Decent.