ludhaber (126) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 23, 2017
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Toasty aroma of malt. Nice smooth flavor with just a hint of hop on the finish. The beer shouldn’t be served too cold. Very nice buttery texture.
bigben873 (246) - Virginia, USA - MAR 23, 2017
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very solid brown ale. Smooth, flavorful, nice caramel flavor, clear dark brown, light head
Foxbush (1968) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 12, 2017
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2017 Draft at the Richmond location.The ale poured a clear dark amber color with a tan head and lacing. Aroma of roasted malt. Some hop bitterness, very balanced ale. The flavor had more of the same. The caramel malts were most evident with some light coffee. The ale has a medium body with average carbonation. The ale has a dry finish.
Evolutionary (493) - Ohio, USA - OCT 5, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at old ebbitt grill in Washington DC. Pour is dead on. Nose is a bit sweet. Body is smooth and full with some milk sugar like notes. There’s some
Mild nut in there too. Would do again and may do another one here!
MadRobin (2928) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - SEP 6, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 22 oz. bottle.
Clear, dk orangish brown with a 3-finger khaki head and good lacing.
Aroma of malt, brown sugar, toffee, maple, nuts and hop foliage.
Taste of toffee, cola, malt, cocoa, lt hops and dark fruit.
Medium body and low/medium carbonation.
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HippieFee (393) - - MAR 13, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft - Medium to dark brown color. Smells very sweet, goes along with the taste. Rather sweet malt flavors. Lots of caramel and some toffee flavors going on. Sticks around on the palate for a nice long while.
Brigadier (3635) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - DEC 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at brewpub
Most of the time when American breweries try to do a brown ale it either becomes dull and boring or diverges so far from its British siblings to almost be a completely different style. This one manages to retain the essence of a sessionable brown ale while adding its own North American slant. Hopefully other breweries are taking notes.
Aroma / Appearance - A deep chestnut brown base soaks up the light like a wood paneled library at sunset. Weak strands of ivory head offer little resistance for the rye, toasted almonds, bread, and malts that define the heart of this light profile.
Flavor / Palate - Coffee, milk, hazel, and creamer provide a mixture of breakfast options. Soon the profile transforms into a polished mildly bitter texture that lingers lightly on the throat. While it would immediately stand out from a typical cask brown ale the overall experience still keeps the essence even as Three Notch’d puts their own mark on the style. By a hair this managed to be the best sample of the night.
Nickls (2498) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - NOV 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Fluffy slightly off-white head, deep ruby dark copper brown. Dark fruit, leafy hops, slight toast and coffee in the aroma. Flavor is def solid, toasty, leafy, dark fruit, earth and toast, small chocolate, and toffee. Lighter to medium slick body. Nicely drinkable.
Maverick34 (3166) - New York, USA - NOV 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Casked from Paradiso. Pours brown, nice malty vertebrae. Some chocolate. Pretty good ale.
TylerGreenDC (878) - - NOV 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. No discernable aroma. Flavors are all coffee and mocha/bakers chocolate. Bit of cola on the finish, but fortunately only a wee bit. Pretty wonderful.