Davin (48) - Vermont, USA - APR 11, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Has a sour ale type aroma. Lighter body than expected. Caramel and roasted flavor. Not much hops in this bottle. That sour cherry aroma really throws me.
cheap (5710) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the pub. I really like this mug of beer. Smell is quite neutral and the look is darker brown. Some co2 carries you thru. Mild and fun, easy a reserved. Nice stuff. Not bad! A simple friendly enjoyable brew with a tad of roasty impressions and ever so slight bitterness. God job McNeill.
hivemind (906) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 25, 2012
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap @ Fete Sau w Erica last night. Blood red and brownish pour, negligible off-white head. Aroma is somewhat malty and not much else to notice. Palate is sweet, a little nutty - very non-descript for a brown. Medium to heavy mouthfeel that only serves to amplify the void where I’d expect the nuts, chcocolate, spices to be. This one is aptly named.
DalzAle (2030) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - DEC 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by portableparty! Dark brown pour, a little carbonation and a slightly hoppy nose. Flavor was super hot peppery booze, malt and herbs. Way more a barleywine than a brown ale, and decent overall. i would buy this.
portableparty (2339) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 11, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to snifter. Pours clear mahogany color with a off white soapy head that fades to a thin collar. Aroma is roasted burnt malt and has a coco vanilla scent. Taste is malty and boozey with faint pepper and chocolate. Palate is thin and fizzy with a warm dry finish.
SanfordBrewer (1537) - Sanford, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
(hand-bottled at brewery and sold at local farmers market where I bought it, label was a stcker and didn’t say more than the name)
lct-ambr, thin head, med-body, ^co2.
rich earthy oktoberfest aroma.
malty oktoberfest T1 §hoppy bitter T2 §chrcl T3 bitter Tf.
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at the brewpub. Deep brown beer with a thin white head. Aroma is lightly nutty and malty with some light caramel and toast. Herbal and quite light smelling. Low bitterness with a very light sweetness. Kind of a watery brew and not all that great.
shintriad (701) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Verry hoppy Cascade-y in a cloudy body, persistent tiny bubbles, thin whitish head. Very dry, little malts for a brown, a bit minerally, mild aftertaste.
dmac (6042) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2008
1.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Wow. What the Fuck??? My third infected McNeills brew in a row. Seriously it’s called quality control, get some.
puboflyons (3333) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 24, 2008
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.