yespr (48140) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2011 PeterA (342) - - NOV 1, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Watch City. Not much of an aroma to it. Nice dark brown color with an off white head that leaves some nice lacing on the glass. It tastes of mocha, the mouthfeel is chaulky and pretty light, not watery, but not sticky either. The aftertaste is much like the flavor as it hits your mouth, somewhat bitter. Not bad.
From tap at the brewpub. Pours hazy dark deep amber to brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty, slight breadish. Breadish flavoured with a nice little hop profile coming through. Ends lingering malty and slight roasted. obguthr (6738) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 19, 2010
No aroma. Clear garnet. Whole cherry flavor, including the pit, wiith a light mustiness. Not really my thing and drinks like an amber. chriso (7536) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2009
On tap at Watch City, Waltham MA, 5 November 2009 as Titan Ale @ 5.9% but I guess this is the same stuff. Nice dark brown colour. Little bit of dark malt, a lick of tangy hops. Little bit of powdery chocolate. Slightly herbal. Medium mouthfeel. Solid stuff. Like the other Watch City beers, respectable but didn’t really grab my attention. Lubiere (14192) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2009
A deep clear brown ale with a thin moka head. In aroma, a nice nutty brown ale with caramel, and meat broth notes, lightly vinous. In mouth, dry chocolate and nuts, sustained, meaty, quite nice. On tap at brewpub, Oct. 12 2008. RIXbeer (102) - USA - NOV 28, 2008
Pours a very dark brown that only lets a tiny bit of light in through the edges. One finger head that fades into a thin ring along the edge of the pint glass. Faint smells of burnt chocolate brownie or maybe even fudge. With a subtle blast of warm french toast. Tastes of bitter chocolate malt that fades quickly. Hint of honey and a pinch of brown sugar. The tiny amounts of carbonation and the overall smoothness make this brown betty a fairly ok to drink. Overall I like this beer on a slightly chillier or foggy/rainy day (which is not how I had it for this review, but have before). This beer would be decent as long as it wasn’t warm out.
ClarkVV (6893) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 20, 2006
Draught pint at Watch City on 9/9/06. jcwattsrugger (12550) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2006
Dull stained-oak brown with a very slight hint of auburn and beige. Clarity is high and a creamy-beige head sits atop the beer, small, with moderate to low retention and moderate lacing.
Sweet, sticky crystal malts in the nose are glimpsed at, but quick to the table are bitter, floral PNW hops that dry things out heavily and make way for a bready, sourdough-like finish. As it warms, nuts and light toffee increase the complexity, but it’s very dry and lean in the malt structure, without any soft or briefly sweet notes to give much needed balance.
Hops in the flavor are minimal, providing light citric and floral touches that work with the crackery-dry malts to keep things heavily dry overall. Even a light dollop of tootsie-roll-like sweetness on the end does not seem to balance. Hops are mostly bitter, without any juiciness in the flavor. Slight breadiness and an arid, almost carbonic-like dryness (high carbonation). Dry, dry dry. I like dry, but with the very low flavor profile, high carbonation and relatively high bitterness, it just comes off as hard and fatiguing on the palate. Brown ales need a little comforting sweetness. No alcohol noted in aroma or flavor.
on tap-pours a foamy tan head that laces with copper color. Aroma is dark malt, roasty, hops, sweet. Taste is lots of hops balanced with lots of medium malt, very sweet. Like a 2IPA. Good for sipping. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 28, 2005
Clear mahogany head with minimal beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, coffee, nutty, some chocolate. Taste is medium sweet, chocolate, nutty, roasty/coffee, some grapefruit/pine. Medium body with some stickiness. Could pass as a porter. duff (5486) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2005
City, Waltham, Ma. Quite nutty and chocolatey, but with a fair hit of grapefruity hops. Piney, some lychee. really hoppy for a brown ale. Quite nice. Bitter finish.