Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - NOV 6, 2016
Poured into a nonic pint glass, the appearance was a light brown color with a quickly dissipating finger’s worth of white foamy head. Sly lace runs into the beer.
The aroma grabs some earthy, rustic sweet nuts, somewhat roasty with a nice coherent robust coffee bean underneath.
The flavor yields to a blend of earthiness to the sweet. Nice lingering blend of cocoa bean to earthiness running into the aftertaste and a sly quick semi-sweet to roasty finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice sessionability about it. Smooth malts move finely over my tongue. Low to medium carbonation.
Overall, really nice brown ale that I would love to have again. BitchesBrew (716) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2006
[Cask] Very dark brown color, with a really excellent, dense tan head. Roasted malt aroma. Flavors are very nutty, roasted malts, some dark caramel and hop bitterness in the finish. Very smooth, almost creamy mouthfeel. KariCupcake (214) - Lenox, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 22, 2005
Drank this at MIlly’s Tavern in Manchester, NH. Nice nutty chocolately smell. Black color. Yummy taste! Sweet! openwindow (67) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - APR 1, 2005
Dark brown black color with a sweet scent to it. Flavor is not overly complex but hop and malts seem to be well balanced. Very drinkable beer. tiggmtl (4545) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 31, 2005
Mild nutty character to the lightly fruity, sweet aroma. Opaque dark brown coloured body with ruby tones. Tan/brown head recedes slowly to ring and partial cover. Chocolate, nutty malt character with mild balanced bitterness in the finish. Medium-light body with fair-moderate carbonation. Sampled at the brewpub with dirtymike, MartinT, muzzlehatch, Rastacouere and Volgon.
muzzlehatch (4959) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 29, 2005
New England Road Trip Easter ’05 with MartinT, tiggmtl and Rastacouere, beer #14. Small sample at the brewpub, also in the company of Volgon and brewer Dirtymike. Deep brown-black, nearly opaque with a small but lovely bit of head...very, very sweet cherry-hazelnut nose with thick malty goodness...some woody character in the sweet body which becomes fairly dry and just a touch thin at the end...close. Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 29, 2005
A tan ring covers te dark brown hue. Mostly nutty aroma uncovers dry marzipan essence and both earthy and chocolatey undertones. Surprisingly roasty for a brown ale, the nutty maltiness is quickly losing its match in the favour of a considerable dryness. A fuller body would help this one as it already counts on a pleasant creamy texture. MartinT (9880) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 28, 2005
Deep caramel, vanilla and hazelnut sweetness hug the roasted malt bitterness...Prickly carbonation emphasizes the dry ending...And the mildly complex malts reappear for a final bow... ericnixon (746) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 7, 2005
Had at Milly’s. Black in color with almost no head whatsoever. Wicked fizzy mouthfeel that was kinda sweet and roasty. Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 5, 2005
On tap at the brewpub: Dark brown with a lasting of-white head, roasted aroma, medium bodied with lively carbonation, starts sweet, ends less sweet and a tad bitter, didn’t notice the low alcohol.