KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2006
Tap at brewpub. Pours a solid black/brown with medium lacing. Aroma is faint chocolate. Flavor is solid chocolate and roasted malt with a bit of red wine in there as well. Average mouthfeel. Nice blend of flavors; solid foundation. Harsebrau (227) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - SEP 21, 2006
Had this from the cask this evening. Wispy, light tan head with a dark brown color witih out much carbonation. The aroma was of malt and chocolate. A significant malt flavor - chocolate too - and slight hop. It was kind of light...and by light I mean watery. heemer77 (5357) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - SEP 6, 2006
I had this both on cask and off the tap. The body was dark brown with some garnet at the edges. There was a light yellow and khaki colored head. The aroma was caramel with some milk chocolate. The taste was light caramel with some light tobacco in the finish. There was a hint of chocolate. This was smooth and easy to drink. harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 1, 2006
Decent brown ale, hearty with alot of body for the style. Has alot of rich chocolate and caramel maltiness, with just a hint of hoppy biterness coming through in the finish. seamus77 (31) - kansas city, Missouri, USA - JUN 27, 2006
what is with this raisin-mincemeat pie flavor that completely ruins this brown ale?! While this would be an interesting twist if offered as a x-mas time festive ale, it is not what i’m looking for in a brown ale year-round. the brewer says i may be tasting the fuggles hops, i don’t know, but i’ll try it again next december whilst standing under the mistle toe.
Cable (286) - SE, Oklahoma, USA - APR 3, 2006
Sampled on draft at 75th Street in KC. Pours dark brown with a lasting, light tan head and remarkable lacing. An attractive pour. A mild aroma with light floral notes. The flavor is full of chocolate malt goodness. Balanced with a medium body. Excellent ale. tjthresh (1873) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - JUL 8, 2005
Rich milk chocolate and tons af caramel in both nose and flavor. Little hop chatacter at all. Full bodied. Very filling. I would love to have another, but the one that I drank made me just too damn full. Braudog (6712) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2005
This is a ruby-brown. Bitter nut flavors, chestnut, tingly bittered with a sharp finish. Can see why it’s won some medals, dead on for style. Pretty robust on the brown ale spectrum. SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 6, 2005
On tap at the brewpub. 22 IBU. Aroma of nutella! Hazelnut flavor and a nutty aroma. Copper brown in color. Maybe a residual almond flavor? Nice hop content with good bitterness balancing the malt. I don’t see this in too many brown ales. csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - MAR 6, 2005
Cask version. It was dark brown with a big (2") off white, billowy head. Nice aroma, taste was choclate malt and nutty. There was a decent mouthfell even without the carbonation. This was 100x better than the Irish Red I had out of the cask the last time. Didn’t have my notebook with, so I will have to re-rate.