puboflyons (3447) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 24, 2008
From a 1 pint 6 fl. oz (US) bottle with a label that looked like someone printed it on their computer and ran it through a photocopying machine. No marked expiration date or lot number. This is bottle conditioned and unfiltered. So it poured a surprisingly clear ruby-brown with an off-white head that didn’t last.long. Aroma is hoppy. The taste is sweet and hoppy with a decent mouth feel but it did not remind me so much of a brown as it did an IPA. A tad dry toward the end. AN above average brew. glaze0101 (79) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2007
Experience this on tap, much better than the bottle, IMO. medium brown with a thin head smooth and slightly bitter. Beerdedone (3408) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2007
Bottle sampled Pours a medium brown with a thin beige head.Aroma of light caramel, brown sugar and some nuts. Flavor is smooth and light with caramel, dry malts, and some coffee notes with a light bitter finish. Sammy (12378) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2007
Fresh bottle from brewery, hand bottled. Brown with lots of lace. Bubbly head. Smelled like a scotch, tasted hoppy like an amber cross-style. Nate (4279) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2007
On tap at McNeill’s. Nice malty roasted notes, bit of chocolate and a bit of smoke. Light caramel and fruity hoppiness. Dark medium brown clear with thin off-white lacing head. Medium bodied with light to mefium carbonation. Starts medium dry with some nutty bitterness and light roasted grainy malt. Medoum bitter finish, mild neutral fruits, and a bit of hoppiness. Overall, a nice brown ale, with a notable hop presence and some solid malt character.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2007
Bottle. Nose-body odor, pine, industrial cleaner, something fake and/or plastic, light dust. Body-dark almandine with a medium ring of bubbles. Taste-lightly sour, medium malt vinegar, infection?, body odor, cardboard. Has a weird stale odor in an apple cider vinegar kind of way. DocLock (10745) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2006
Muddy brown pour with minimal head. Aroma of caramel malt, big brown sugar, some nuts, figs, fruit. Tastes caramel malty, not sweet, with the figgy fruit, slight dark chocolate, and some hops. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 16, 2006
(22oz. bottle) Pours a cloudy dark ruby with a medium-sized beige head. Aroma of pine, surgical gloves, medicinal, mustiness, dustiness, and caramel. Flavor of pine, malt, and brown sugar. deduchar (39) - Rhode Island, USA - JUL 26, 2006
This is a great brown ale, I really enjoy the overall flavor. Definitely worth a try. asheft (3093) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2006
[bottle from the general store in Sharon, VT]
Mega buttered popcorn diacetyl aroma. I like diaceytl in moderate amounts, but this is way over the top! A hint of US hops makes it through the butter. Hazy reddish brown with bubbly tan web that forms modest lacing. The diacetyl makes it into the flavour, but there’s some nice piney hops backed up by caramel and faint chocolate malt to overcome the dominating popcorn/butterscotch flavour. This would be awesome beer if they removed about 75% of the diacetyl. Medium body and moderate carbonation.