muzzlehatch (4969) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 15, 2002
Very nutty, sweet, and full. Reminds me of why I used to love brown ales so much. Wish I could say more, but I was getting pretty wasted by the end of this tasting session...suffice it to say that this was above average for this above average brewpub. OldGrowth (3665) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2006
Bottle, from Ryan & Casey’s. Ok nose. Sweet. Little yeast at first, but that disappeared quick. Nutty, caramel, Milk chocolate. Tad hazy reddish brown color. Small head, minor lacing. Sweet malty flavor. Like aroma, Nutty chocolate. Medium body, creamy lite mouthfeel, Sweet malty finish. easy to drink brown. Seems to hit al the right marks for a brown, maybe I’m not a brown ale person beerbill (3618) - Laurel, New York, USA - OCT 28, 2006
22 oz. bottle. I’ll give them credit, its not a typical brown ale. Has some positive notes and negative. Pours an opaque dark brown with a thin off-white head that was chased away in about 30 seconds. Aroma of coffee and bittersweet chocolate a definite plus. Sweet, nutty flavor is offset by a weird taste like wet cardboard. Thin, watery mouthfeel. Glad I shared this bottle with my wife, I don’t think I would have finished 22 oz. of this beer. beerbuzzmontreal (3486) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 6, 2005
Pours a murky brown color with almost no head. Strong aroma and flavor of dark malt with some lingering sweetness. Reynolds314 (3477) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 15, 2012
Nothin wrong with this one. A bit muted and boring. Taste is bready malty and medium sweet with a smooth crisp finish. Easy drinking and not a bad time.
GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 14, 2006
On tap at the pub....
Flavor:Nutty and watery...... jimhilt (2626) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 3, 2008
Pours a three finger light tan head that fades quickly to a thin layer leaving a good lace. Almost black cloudy mahogany color. Roasted malt nose. Light-medium carbonation and light-medium bodied. Flavor is malty, smooth, not overly sweet - decent brown. $3.55 for a 22oz bottle from Ruggeri & Sons Greenfield, MA. Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 8, 2003
Pours with a dark brown body topped by a thin head with little lacing. Sweet, almost to sweet, rootbeer like malt aroma. Slightly sweet malt flavor with rootbeer like notes and a very slight hoppiness. Medium bodied and very smooth. Schroppfy (2362) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUL 15, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2012 Update, Dec 2012: My fave PP beer. Just the slightest hint of nuttiness, minimal bitterness, minimal sweetness, just a woodsy presence. Malty. Original from 2005: Not too nutty, nor sourish, as many browns can be. Earthy and delightful with just a hint of brown sugar and smoke, this is quaffable in the extreme. Nice creamy ring head lasts and really adds to the palate. Shared with my father in law in swelteringheat in Hatfield, MA. BroSpud (2249) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAY 21, 2013
Included as part of a sampler at the restaurant. I found most of the beers here to be very well done. And the food was great too. Can’t go wrong with anything at this place.