Bulk_Carrier (5917) - Essex Junction, Vermont, USA - MAY 4, 2017
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance was a dark ruby red color with a fingerís worth of white foamy head that fell off at a gentle pace. Light stringy lace.
The aroma had some sweet to roasty nuts, somewhat like pecans and hazelnuts. Some sweet cereal grains touch down upon some toast, light smooth sweet bubblegum, and then chocolate. Nice earthy spice rounds it out.
The flavor yielded to the sweetness initially and brought in the earthy spice ever so lightly. Slight earthy/herbal and grassy blended to the sweet side of the aftertaste. Soft sticky sweet bubblegum to chocolate finish.
The feel was about medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Some carbonation. ABV felt fine. Fairly smooth along my tongue.
Overall, where did the bubblegum come from? Not sure if that was intended, honestly, I didnít mind it in this one, but definitely different for a brown ale. Still, I could give this another shot.
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep ruby, minimal light tan, creamy head.
Smell huge hazelnut and roast, bit of sweetness.
Taste sweet nutty roast, delicious.
Very balanced, lighter body.
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Rattle for the Kuhnhenn takeover. Pours hazy brown, aroma of malt and caramel, a bit nutty, toast. Taste is dry and fairly mild. Nothing special.
flemdawg (561) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bubble gum aroma along with other malts. Hazy brown color with a white head. Sweet bubblegum taste and brown sugar as well.
walleye (1099) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAY 26, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
from the tap sampler at the brewery. poured brown. aroma like bubble gum and malts.flavor brown sugar bubble gum.not to bad
Jfishback13 (273) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JAN 13, 2004
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
At first this beer seemed vinegary and not that good... but I stuck iwht it for a bit and it's a nice, light brown ale with some added nutty sweetness.
JoeM500 (1908) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - SEP 21, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Buttery nose. Watery thin mouthfeel. This was off, or something!? Buttery aftertaste and really nothing else. Some nuttiness, but more like butterscotch at that point. I was the only one drinking this watery brown beer at the bar the whole night.