muzzlehatch (4970) - 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. ukoolaid (580) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 19, 2004
On tap. It's dark cloudy brown with small head. Aroma is of sweet malt and sugar with a little nuttiness. Taste is VERY sweet with a lot of left over sugars. Malty enough to have a flavor underneath the sugar. Pretty good brown ale, but I need to remember this should be a dessert beer. ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 28, 2004
Dark color with a decent size head. Aroma is sweet and malty. Flavor is more subdued than I expected. Light coffee tones, moderatly sweet and malty, with nutty tones. georgekappus (296) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - APR 18, 2008
Bottle. Pours black with a moderate tan head. Bubbles that coat the glass. Aroma of cherries, nuts, and cotton candy. Taste was sweet but not overwhelming with a nutty malty backbone. Thick mouthfeel. ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 17, 2011
A - Pours a fairly dark red-brown color with a half-finger of off-white head. The head faded fairly quickly to a ring leaving behind some lacing.
S - Aroma is full of lightly-roasted carmel malts with some nuttiness. There is also some sweet brown sugar and some hop in the background.
T - Starts off pretty sweet. There is the carmel malts that hit right away, and also some additional background sweetness from the brown sugar and also some vanilla. There is additionally some deeper nutty elements. Through the middle a hit of brown sugar really comes out with some strong sweetness. The finish has a mix of the carmel malts, some sweetness, and some coffee flavor. A little bit too sweet overall.
M - Medium bodied with a moderate amount of assertive carbonation. Just a tad watery but still very creamy and very smooth. The finish feels a bit thicker, almost a tad syrupy.
D - Very drinkable. The sweetness can be a bit much after a while, but the taste overall is really nice. The finish is really nice. A bit more balance with the sweetness could help a lot.
Aurelius (5489) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2011
Big, malty and roast aroma - pretty nice coming off the run of Nashoba brews that I just ingested. Very dark. Clean label. Sweet, raisiny, not very bitter, plummy. Sweet on the lips. Not terribly complex, but good. Thanks to LuckyDog. dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 16, 2004
Brown with ruby highlights in color and a small white head. Earthy and woody aroma liek they shoveled in the dirt from the farm too.Flavor is chocolately and spicy hops,stsrts sweet and finishes roasty. Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 12, 2005
22 oz BOTTLE!: Deep ruddy brown. Small light tan head, quickly diminishing. Sweet malts, in the aroma and up front, faint toffee, nutty, roasty grain, pleasant mouthfeel, finishing with subtle hopping, and an alcohol dryness. Very clean, very drinkable. Its very nice to see these guys finally bottling. Some of their brews are just delicious. Hoping to see more from these painfully nice brewers! ericnixon (746) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 26, 2005
Dark brown beer with a head the completely dissapates. Somewhat smokey aroma. Roasted characteristics that remind me of a muted stout. OldGrowth (3474) - 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