Carroll Oak Brown

OK, back to RSTG to give the beer another try a few months after the initial, disappointing visit. If this Brown Ale is anything to go by, things are no better, and I suspect we are at the point where things are unlikely to improve to any extent. They have now been open for a year, and to be honest we should be seeing some improvement - we're not. From conversations I had with employees, they certainly see food as the main source of income and the beer "brewed" on site is most definitely not...

Summer Wallop

For a start this is nowhere near a stout. On the beer menu it is described as "like Guinness", but that is simply not true in any respect. Alarmingly like the Carrollton Ale (http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/11659/24834/?ba=Ding) this beer also has a strong apple/acid aroma and taste. However the Summer Wallop does have some redeeming malt backbone which makes it slightly more drinkable and adds sweetness. Drab brown color, with a lack of clarity, this is not an attractive pint, but it...

Carrollton Ale

Hazy, cloudy pour with a small head that left quickly. A lot of unidentified particles (yeast?) at the bottom of the glass. Amazingly strong aroma of apples, and an acidic taste led me to believe that this was more like a rustic English cider. In the end it resembled some kind of weird hybrid of cider, saison, wit and hefe, and was just about as far removed from the Pilsner label that the brewer had put on it that you could imagine. Watery mouthfeel, and a lingering acidicly bitter aftertaste....