1687 Brown Ale - Charter Oak Brewing Co.
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3.74/5 rDev +5.4%
Slight orangey brown head despite a vigorous pour, but does leave a fine cap of tightly bubbled foam. Aroma of toasted malt and cocoa.
Flavors of darkly toasted malt, some cocoa and leather. Slight roasty bitterness, mild offsetting hop flavors. Good balance of hops and malt. Slight caramel note, mild hints of sweetness.
Full mouthfeel, satisfying but not filling. Very good beer.
03-30-2014 16:02:04 | More by far333
2.64/5 rDev -25.6%
Appearance: high carbonation, 1/4 inch head, clear, brown in color
Smell: toffee, nut, and toasted malt
Taste: toffee, barky-woodsy hops, toasted malt, and dark chocolate
Mouthfeel: Sweet with a bitterness in the middle and a slightly less bitter end, light body, moderate-high carbonation
Overall: Was a lot more bitter for the style than I am used to. I found the bitterness to clash and not compliment the sweeter malts. I have a lot of beers I like in this style, so I will be passing on this in the future.
12-29-2013 14:04:04 | More by tigg924
3.8/5 rDev +7%
From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #67 (August 2012):
LOOK: Amazing head retention, dark reddish-amber
SMELL: Very toasty, bread crust, brown sugar, Muscat grapes, chicory, unsweetened chocolate, dried hay, fallen apples, tea
TASTE: Smooth, semi-creamy, treacle, mild coffee, raisins, toasted grain, bread crust, faint alcohol, balanced hop bitterness, caramel, ripe pears, cocoa nibs, grassy; long, lingering dry finish
Old-school American Brown Ale all the way—hops don’t have to be the only factor to rise up and balance a beer out. The toasted / roasted character does a lot of the balancing here. Very well-put-together beer and different enough to set it apart from the norm. We definitely want to see more from Charter Oak.
12-12-2013 15:49:59 | More by BeerAdvocate
3.54/5 rDev -0.3%
A: Pours a deep mahogany color with a solid one finger head that dissipates to a fine lace ring around the edge of the glass, small patches of bubbles persist in the middle as well.
S: Aroma is primarily that of bready, maltiness, biscuity comes to mind as a description, there is also some nuttiness in the nose, almost like an walnut.
T: Mild on flavor with a light hoppiness followed by the earlier maltiness and a slight amount of yeast.
M: Again, milder on the tongue, with a light amount of carbonation that makes this a good sipper, nothing overpowering, just an enjoyable beer.
O: Overall, a quite enjoyable brew, definitely a good summer beer as it is quite refreshing and enjoyable.
06-15-2013 17:33:30 | More by Daktyls
1687 Brown Ale from Charter Oak Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.