mike67 (1197) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 25, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours brown with off-white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of chocolate, bready, toasted malt and dark fruit. Body is medium and smooth. Toasted malt, brown sugar, dark fruit and some hops fill the mouth. Finish is long and semi-dry. OK brew. chinchill (5010) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 27, 2014
12 oz bottle with new label served in a Belgian snifter 1 month before BB date.
Pours clear dark reddish-brown with a weak head that leaves minimal lacing.
Aroma: Caramel and medium roasted malts; faint hint of English hops.
Flavor: moderately strong; limited complexity; slightly sweet balance. A touch of spicy hops in the finish and hints of smoke and coffee in the lingering aftertaste.
Feel: smooth, medium-full body with medium-light carbonation.
O: near average for style. Imaena (2327) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - AUG 9, 2013
Draught at a bowling alley in Portland. This is a pretty bland brown ale without much distinction. PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2013
12 oz. Bottle. Good brown ale. Brown sugar and grain scent with a bready multigrain and roasty coffee quality. Dark brown pour with a bubbly, foamy head. Medium, silky feel. Brown sugar fronted taste with molasses to roasty coffee - very near a porter. marcus (10227) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 23, 2012
Pours brown with an attractive tan head and a toasty aroma. There is an herbal smoked malt flavor with a dry slightly bitter finish.
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 6, 2012
(12oz bottle) Pours a clear brown body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of cocoa, roasted malt, caramel, and brown sugar. Flavor of roasted malt, cocoa, and nuts. djd07 (14517) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with small beige head. The aroma is vanilla and oak. Medium mouthfeel with a sweet malt and caramel. Easy to drink a good brown ale from Shipyard. BeerSkull (1373) - SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2011
Soft and fresh aroma of roasted malt and coffee. Taste is round and slightly sweet of roasted malt, a bit toffee-ish in tone, with great bitterness. Nice, but I find it a little too sweet in the aftertaste. yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2011
Shipyard Brewer’s Brown Ale is a very clear, solid brown ale with a thin khaki head that quickly fades to a thin film and leaves decent lacing on the glass. It has a sweet aroma, like caramel mostly. There may be a hint of nuttiness and a hint of coffee, but it’s mostly caramel. It’s medium-light bodied and lively. The finish is dry and pretty crisp. It leaves the mouth with a slightly astringent feel. It doesn’t taste sweet like it smells. It’s pretty malty with a touch of coffee and perhaps nuttiness. There’s a fair amount of leafy green bitterness. Chocolate and alcohol are in the aftertaste. This is a solid American brown ale. I just noticed the blue star on the orange background on the label. Is that supposed to make me think of Newcastle? Because, I prefer this to Newcastle, I think. thomat (3863) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2011
Pale amber with a Medium off-white head. Malty with fruity tones. High carbonation, malt and bitterness. Medium body with a long bitter finish.