bnokk (536) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 24, 2017 DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 20, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Dark brown color with mild white head. Sugary aroma, mostly of molasses and waffles. Flavor is heavy on both of those as well, with the molasses prominent, raisin bread as well. Minimal hop presence, and I detected hints of detergent as well. After several tastings this is defintely unique, though too sweet overall.
FLAVOR- noticeably smooth, slight sweetness. Very little roasty flavor (which makes sense considering the malt bill). The blackstrap molasses probably adds to the sweetness I’m tasting. It is called a brown, but it doesn’t ’fit’ within the typocal types of brown ales today.
NOTES- cool that it’s only available in Union Oyster House in Boston. Definitely one of the most I interesting and good beers ive had from Sam. bigbish (712) - California, USA - FEB 21, 2017
Very tasty unfiltered brown Ale on tap at Union oyster. Great flavor, hint of Molasses. Could drink this all day as a session Ale. commonshawn (1269) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 20, 2016
Tap at union oyster house bar with commonmac and samadouche. Hazy orange with small white head and little lacing. Sweet and citrus aroma. Sharp, high sugar taste, with a bite. Kinda tangy. Better than expected. Berard (639) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Draft. Pours brown with thin head that dissipates. Sort of a sour malty beer.
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UPDATED: JAN 3, 2012 Had on draft at the Old Ye Oyster House on the Freedom trail.... Delicious beer, nice caramel malt flavor, definitely a nice unique beer...
milljam (682) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - APR 12, 2009
My first traditional ale....aroma is mildly sweet with some nutty malt presence and spice. Flavor is mainly malt, with caramel and toffee on the front...finishes with a lingering roasted malt character. Wasn’t that great, but nothing to complain about. thornecb (5948) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 20, 2008
This is still pouring at the Union Oyster House in Boston. Pours a deep brown into a shaker. Nice, off-white head with medium retention. No aromas. Flavor leans to malt, but was served way too cold to get an idea of the full flavor. Refreshing non-the-less. anthlovesbeer (67) - north grafton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 14, 2008
Loved ths ale. A true old colonial ale that brings you back in time with every sip. I hope for two things to come out of retirement...this ale and #33 Larry Bird of the Boston Celtics! I’m not holding my breath! thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2007
Tap @ Porter’s, Boston. Pours a brown-ish amber color. The aroma is slightly sweet and nutty, possibly with some fruit thrown in. The taste is very smooth with a nice sweetness to it and subtle spices and malts thrown in. I’m a big fan of this beer. Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 28, 2006
On draught. Pours amber with a white head. Smells nutty with hints of juniper. Tastes roasted and nutty with splashes of spice. Not a bad experiment.