on tap


Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Malt:2-Row Pale, Victory, Biscuit, Crystal, Chocolate and Cara-Pils.
Hops:Fuggles and Northern Brewer
Original Gravity: 1.058
Flavor Profile:This full bodied dark brown ale hints of nutty and bready flavors rounded with caramel sweetness.
Menu Suggestions:Fish & Chips, Duck, Sandwiches, Sausages, Hamburgers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2008
Bottle from me. I rule.
Pours a beautiful mahogany, with a nice head of off-white and an aroma of malt wort, like at a brewery. Taste is pretty upfront, with malt and red wine undertones. A touch of roasted nut character emerges in the finish. Average mouthfeel. Not a bad brew; much better than the overall rating indicates.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hudspart (538) - Byron Center, Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2008
Bottle: Pours light brown with a small head. No lacing. Aroma and flavor of lichorice and malt. Average.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EithCubes (5618) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2008
Bottle. Syrupy chocolate nose with prominent winey notes. Dark brown-ruby pour with a cream tan head. Watery body, lightly bitter and very sweet, with strong nuttiness and toasted malts. A little bit of stale air, otherwise the taste is solid, dark, and earthy. Sold sweet chocolate. Rather enjoyed it - underrated here, methinks.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thedm (5668) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 26, 2008
This bottled brew from Fort Wayne, IN poured a small sized head of foamy fine to medium sized mostly lasting tan colored bubbles that left behind an excellent lacing and a transparent softly carbonated dark brown colored body, The aroma was of mild nut and brown malts. The mouth feel was tingly and crisp from start to finish with a mild nutty aftertaste. The flavor contained notes of mild nut brown malts and hops at the start with a stronger nutty aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bhensonb (14092) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 14, 2008
Bottle. LIve one. Zoomed out of the bottle. Almost vinous aroma, definitely chocolate. Very dark brown color with a two or three finger fluffy head. Flavor starts very chocolate. Moves on to a bit of malt. Whole wheat bready sort of drink. Finish is pretty well balanced. Not getting particular hop, but it is not really sweet. Sort of a nutty light porter kind of thing. Really good, whatever it is.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hotstuff (4864) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 25, 2008
Bottle with a date on the label of 04/19/08.Small fizzy tan head that mostly diminished, patchy lacing, transparent, carbonation observed, and a reddish brown hue. Nose was brown malt, chocolate, sweet, nutty, some caramel, and a hint of hops. Flavor was sweet, brown malt, chocolate, lightly roasty, and finishes semi-dry. Mouthfeel was tingly and semi-dry. Light-medium body. Very quaffable and easy to drink, uncomplicated, a solid beer where nothing really stands out about it IMO. If you don’t enjoy drinking complex beers, this would be a decent one to have IMO.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Goblincat (399) - Petersburg, Michigan, USA - MAR 11, 2008
Brownish red in color, with a decent lasting light tan head. Slightly nutty and malty aroma, with a hint of fruit. The taste is a blend of semi-sweetness, nutty, toasted, and the tiniest touch of sour apple. I like it enough to buy again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skyview (5696) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAR 2, 2008
Picked up a single 12-oz bottle at Warehouse Liquors in Duluth, Minnesota. Pours a clear dark copper amber brew with a thin and fast dissolving off-white head that leaves behind a bubbly film top and white ring. Aroma of toasted caramel malt with some roasted nuts, touch of chocolate and some biscuit dough. Taste is medium bodied, well-carbonated with a toasted multi-grain malt with some roasted nuts and dried figs. Finish is slightly dry, metallic with a citrus and malt aftertaste. A solid beer but nothing special.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrChris (110) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 6, 2008
Slight malted nose, nothing more. Clear ruby brown in color with a decent tan head. Small malted caramel favor with a tiny warming end. Slight frothy on the palate. A fine brown ale that is more mellow than a standout in the flavor department. If you don’t like aggressive micro’s, you probably would like this brown ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - DEC 26, 2007
12oz bottle. Toasted nut, bread dough, toffee and caramel malt on the nose. Pours clear brown amber with a big, rocky khaki head. Lots of doughy malt on the tongue. Some toasted nuts and earthy hops. Medium bodied. Nothing great but not offensive.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 2 3 4 5 6  7  8 9 10 11 12 13

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50