RATINGS: 178   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
An English-style strong ale. This brown ale has great malt depth and drinks like a session beer.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nj_BierMaven (124) - Flemington, New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Fourth bottle out of a six-pack procured in Vermont, decided to make it my first taste of beer after mowing the lawn today. Poured aggressively into the pint glass, a vigorous head similar to Guinness. Aroma of cocoa and toffee, noted both today and upon first bottle I opened earlier in the week. Sweet but toasty, biscuity, reminds me slightly of a shortbread cookie, and I keep going back to chocolate/cocoa flavoring as I taste it. No detectable heat from the alcohol, I agree with the description, great malt depth and drinks like a session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
hivemind (906) - New York, New York, USA - APR 14, 2017
6-pk at Stifflers. Lively carbonation and a bit of sweet nuttiness come through. Apart from that forgettable on the whole; bit of light wheat or corn, sugary and dark bread. Thin body. Could drink a bunch but eh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (3044) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2017 Draft at Mac?s Tavern in Philly. Clear very dark amber pour. Not much head or lace. Modestly hoppy Brown Ale. Not much aroma. Tastes of citrus rinds, cocoa, cola, sassafras and melon. Semi-glossy finish. Succulent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
growler6 (151) - Pocasset, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 20, 2017
Not much going on in the aroma department. This is more about the caramel sweetness and hallertau hop spiciness being in sync with a medium body, and cleaner finish than most old/alt (whatever you want to call them) beers. Watch out, the 7.4% buzz factor is well hidden.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ehaak26 (422) - - DEC 27, 2016
Bottle from Bing. Lots of malt with some bitterness. Surprisingly smooth. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
probstblueribbon (3791) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2016
12 oz bottle in a mixed pick at Smugglers Notch. Clear copper with a tight and small tan head. Roasted barley, toast crust, vaguely fruity, slightly vinous, a faint spiciness, lightly sweet, low bitterness, medium body, fine carbonation, sweet treacle finish. Ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
bnokk (517) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 5, 2016
APPEARANCE- light brown with red tones. Great fluffy head. NOSE- slightly hoppy in an earthy (not resin or fruit/floral) way. FLAVOR- little bit of hop in the brginning, giving way to great malty flavors and carmel notes. Very thin body. NOTES- billed as a hoppy brown, I think it meets that well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
alex0295 (2) - MERRIMACK, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 22, 2016 does not count
Its have a high alcohol content and very smooth. A non IPA taste. Not a huge head which I like. I read the reviews but I really like it. Id like to try the other offers of SHED brewery.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BrewBrain (168) - Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2016 Tap at Inn. Appearance like Coke, aroma a little Coke-ish, tastes similar to Coke. Perception possibly affected by the fact that I drank this in the same sitting as Heady Topper so it just seems like Coke. Sorry! Really, Coke is good stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsporrer (923) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2016
Sample @ PGH Beerfest. Pours brown with a thin head. Nice nutty and malty aroma. Taste is pretty enjoyable with roasted nut and malt flavors. OK but not the best one out there.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
polo_marco (328) - milton, Vermont, USA - FEB 15, 2016
Small is nutty deep and robust. Hints of wood in there as well. Rich brown color. Nutty taste with nice malt profile finish. Taste could linger on tougue all day and wouldnt complain. Has the potential to be one of the best brown ales. Nice brew.

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