lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 9, 2005
Pours a dark reddish-brown with a tiny tan head. Smell is very very malty. Almost a sour malt.
Taste hits with a sour, rich malt. Big malt. Lightly hoppy finish. Tangy caramel and molasses undertones. Milk chocolate flavors as it warms. Full bodied with a hoppy aftertaste.
Damn good brown ale. If you like malty brews, this is a good one to seek out. Nice!
MikeT (76) - Hollis, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 2, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2005 The pour was a reddish brown color with a tan head that held up well and laced the glass on the way down. The aroma is malted hops with a very complex taste that went from sweet to hoppy to nutty to bitter on the palate. The finish was dry and nutty. PattiA (49) - Madison, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 1, 2005
Aroma is overwhelmingly malts with some nutty tones to it. Pour is cludy reddish-brown with a tawny head. Taste is sweet, sweet, sweet! Not a fruity sweetness but more like eating a lump of brown sugar or some maple syrup. Finish is slightly bitter, but more like biting into a dark chocolate bar. barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2005
bottle. poured a reddish-brown, mahogany color with a tan head. after drinking so many stouts and porters lately, the flavors seem rather mild and subdued. however I did detect hints of bittersweet malt and a slightly tangey kind of hoppy finish. I just got done mowing the yard and drank this so fast, it must have been good, right. Thanks to Rich for this one. beerseer (51) - Lewiston, Maine, USA - APR 27, 2005
(bottle) Pours golden-brown, and appears a truly deep mahogany in the glass. Head is small initially, off-white, and diminishes quickly. Aroma is malty, a little like roasted nuts, and smells a touch like alcohol as well. Flavor is bold and very nice: initially a little sweet, it ends bitter with a dry, crisp roasted nuttiness. Sweetness increases pleasently as the beer warms. Medium bodied and clean on the palate. Overall refreshing, a keeper to come back to.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2005
This was a pretty decent beer. Nothing spectacular but then again, this isn’t my favorite style. Shadrach (176) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 17, 2005
Brewtopia ’05. Poured a dark orange brown. Aroma was slight with some molasses in it. Taste was molasses, brown sugar and almost maple syrup with a decent body to hold up and balance the sweetness so it wasn’t overpowering. agl108 (1293) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2005
12 oz. bottle. Head dissipates quickly. Aroma is of caramel and chocolate. Very thin. This beer is a little too sweet for me. MolsonMan (58) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2005
Pour a dark brown color. Thin body, too watery for my liking. Good tasting beer with malts and chocolate. So far I like the variety pack of smuttynose. periwinkle1239 (1) - Brighton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 8, 2005 does not count
Like the chocolate flavor. Also has a nice aftertaste with a liittle bitterness.