Moat Bone Shaker Brown - Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 106 | Reviews: 29 | Display Reviews Only:
4/5 rDev +2.8%
Poured a hazy ruby and brown hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing
The smell featured solid coffee and toasted malt aroma.
The taste was a clean and dry coffee and cocoa flavor. Good bitterness. Pumpernickle bread sort of doughiness.
The mouthfeel was clean with good carbonation.
Overall a very drinkable ale. Nice and dry. ABV - 5.5%.
08-14-2006 15:28:59 | More by plaid75
4.43/5 rDev +13.9%
Poured from a tallboy into a tumbler pint, the beer is a clear, vibrant, chestnut coloring with a tall, frothy, dense, off-white head of about a half an inch. Aromas of chocolate, butterscotch, and maple blend together for a very sweet, inviting nose. Flavors are rich, but remain light, with a roasted hazelnut and chocolate blending that is pleasantly sweet but not overpowering. The chocolate gives a slight bitterness to keep all the sweet characteristics in check. Very decent on the palate. The aftertaste is a roasted coffee and caramel blending, almost like after drinking a caramel machiato (sp?). Smooth, clean finish with only a hint of the roasted qualities left behind. Tasty, and easy to drink.
04-26-2012 22:53:12 | More by GarthDanielson
3.9/5 rDev +0.3%
Pours a clear red orange brown color with a decent sized bubbly tan head that slowly dissipates to a ring on top. Smells like a brown ale. Lots of caramel and toffee with hints of butterscotch, chocolate, and earth. The flavor is sweet with malts, lots of brown sugar and caramel with a slight bit of spice and earth. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation ans a sweet lightly syrupy mouthfeel. This is a nice brown ale. Solid tasty simple brew.
07-06-2012 23:34:24 | More by johnnnniee
4.33/5 rDev +11.3%
Found this at Walters Restaurant in Portland, Maine, this is a dark root beer brown with a decent off-white head and similar lacing. The aroma suggests an earthy malt and swampy caramel nuttiness. Very nice as brown ales go. The first mouthful introduces a medium-light bodied brew with flavors of charcoal malt and some evergreen hop that provides a little bit of a dry feel through the tingly carbonation. Some creamy milk chocolate comes out nicely. Served cold this is super refreshing and tasty. What a great surprise!
05-11-2012 03:52:33 | More by Durge
4.28/5 rDev +10%
Sampled on May 25, 2012. It pours brown with ruby red highlights from the can with a smallish, short-lasting head. This aroma is something else with rich malts, nuttiness, yeast, and maybe even a little bit of hazelnut or cinnamon. The body falls into the medium range, which seems to be the weakest part of the beer. The taste is fabulous with extraordinary malts, yeast, and a much more laid back hop character. Overall it is well balanced with a mild bitterness. As far as Brown Ales go this is actually one of the better ones.
05-26-2012 01:47:17 | More by puboflyons
4.22/5 rDev +8.5%
A lightly reddish tinted brown color with nice cap of light khaki colored head, good retention. Scent is of roasted and toasted nuts, crusty dark bread, powered cocoa and decent earthy hop notes. Taste surprises with strong nutty notes mixed with powdered cocoa, dark grainy and crusty bread and earthy hop notes. Medium bodied, nice and hefty on palate for the style with some earthiness to it. A fantastic brown ale that does it all right.
10-09-2011 21:10:00 | More by rfgetz
4/5 rDev +2.8%
This was a very nice beer. On tap, served in a mug, the beer was a reddish/brown color with a thick off-white head. A little bit of lacing. A caramel aroma primarily, also a little nut aroma. Taste followed aroma, caramel and nuts. Nice hops kick at the end. It felt good and tasted good.
02-25-2009 14:26:47 | More by lordofthewiens
3.85/5 rDev -1%
This bier has a deep copper color, perhaps more closely approximating mahogany. Head was thin and a touch off-white. A bit of lacing, but not much. Nose had a nutty, semi-sweet malt aspect, with a hint of hops as well....though it was mild, in general. Body could have had a bit more to it....lies better than thin yet not quite medium. Still, it felt fairly smooth on the tongue. Nutty notes show in the flavor as well, along with some toffee characteristics. Balance is nice, with hops making a good statement at the end, with a pleasing, floral finish with out being bitter. Prosit!!
appearance: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | mouthfeel: 3.5 | drinkability: 4
07-04-2003 09:37:40 | More by Bierman9
3.68/5 rDev -5.4%
24oz can: This one pours a clear, dark amber color. There was a very small off white head that didn’t linger long or leave any lacing. The nose is nice. there hints of chocolate brown sugar and roasted malts. The taste is good. A hint of the roastiness, biscuit, as well as a faint nuttiness. A bit of caramel malts. A faint bit of piney hops keeps this pretty evenly balanced. Just a ahir lighter than medium bodied. A decent enough beer!
07-07-2013 20:06:02 | More by Boto
4.22/5 rDev +8.5%
Review from BeerAdvocate magazine Vol. II Issue X:
Toasted pie-crust brown color with a crystal-clear clarity, the lacing shows great retention. Nutty aroma with a hint of sweet caramel, toasted bread and a faint raisin fruitiness. Very smooth with more than enough crispness to keep things lively within the medium body. Pleasantly heavy on the toasted side, as it comes across with a very tasty, nutty character. Mild caramel and bready sweetness in the middle. Hops are modest and let the malt pull this beer along, though the bitterness is firm enough to keep things balanced. The toasted and nutty flavors don't leave quickly, and they linger very far into the semidry aftertaste.
This is one of those epic Brown Ales that we could see drinking all night long without hesitation. A growler to go will suffice for now--staying over in their inn sounds like a good idea.
09-20-2010 17:45:48 | More by BeerAdvocate
4.05/5 rDev +4.1%
Deep golden brown like brand spankin' new motor oil. Thick, fluffy head simmers to a pleasing skim and tosses up a few waves of lace. As always bonus points for cans, extra super bonus points for a tall boy.
Doesn't smell like much. Toast and light caramel with a swampy theme.
Despite a timid aroma BB is a very bold brown ale. Toasty, nutty, leafy tobacco and a bitter tree bark tea-like finish that lingers on and on. A little watery but pretty good for a watery style.
One of the better browns I've had recently.
03-10-2013 19:53:45 | More by donkeyrunner
4/5 rDev +2.8%
Pours dark chestnut with a white head, no retention or lace.
Nice toasted caramel and nutty burnt sugar aromas.
Nice balance of sweet and bitter. Caramel, some nice tasty malt, toffee, and an herbal bitterness with some nuts and husk to round it out.
Nice carbonation to keep the sweet from being cloying.
Nice brew. A great version of the style.
06-09-2012 23:21:35 | More by OtherShoe2
4.13/5 rDev +6.2%
Enjoyed a pint earlier today at the Brewpub for $4.00.
Beer was served brown with a solid tan head that was long lasting.
Nose had hints of malt and cocoa.
Taste was somewhat nutty with a hint of cocoa. Decent hopping balanced the malt sweetness quite well.
Mouthfeel was perfect. I cannot say i have ever had a brown with this full of mouthfeel and smoothness.
Overall a solid beer, glad i picked this one to try!
06-22-2011 23:24:39 | More by arizcards
Moat Bone Shaker Brown from Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.