joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2005
Slightly translucent brown (almost opaque) w/ light brown foam. Hoppy aroma w/ good malt foundation & notes of nuts & light smoke. Medium feel. Flavour of brown sugar, molasses, chocolate & nuts w/ nice hop contrast. mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2005
bottle. mahogany body, some yeast sediment. off-white head. hoppy aroma. flavour is sweet malt and perhaps a little bit of chocolate. good balance. another nice one from bear republic Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - APR 4, 2005
POurs a deep brown hue. Dense light tan head, mostly lasting. Molasses, nutty, sweet fruit, roasted grain nose. Definately better with warmth. Sweet caramel and toasted cereal up front, faint vanillin, brown sugar, light to medium body, finishing with subtle hops. Definately drinkable, masks the alcohol well. rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 3, 2005
The first few times I tried this I ended up with infected bottles/kegs. Now that I’ve had a clean version I really enjoy it. Rich mahogony, tan hyead. Chocolate, cocoa, tootsie roll nose. Rich chocolate, toasty roasty end. MMMMmm sweet. Sammy (12195) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2005
Grainy, nutty.An average ale, but how many great brown ales are there?. They make better.Courtesy of the Buffalo contingent at Radekfest, review #13 of the great sampling.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - APR 1, 2005
Dark Red Coloring with Big Creamy Head. Sweet Malt and Hops Aroma. Grapey...Acidic..Frothy...Almost Kriek Like. CapFlu (5127) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 27, 2005
(22oz bottle) Purchased at Bottleworks, Seattle. I do not know if I liked this beer? It was not to style and it was not malty. It poured a deep brown body beneath a small, frothy almond head. The nose had traces of coffee and sour milk. The flavour however was more hoppy than malted - which confuses? The finish in the palate had a re-appearance of the sour milk and coffee along with smoked chocolate flavours; reminding me of a mild sample of Scotch Irish Entire Butt Porter. mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2005
dep brown colour with lots of stuff at the bottom of the glass. aroma of chocolate, cinnamon, dried fruit and a whiff of smoke. starts sweet and malty and has an interesting sour raisin note. some caramel and nuts in the finish. nice urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 21, 2005
This was almost a perfect brown ale, approaching the excellance of Bell’s Best Brown. Same subtle nutty, chocolate flavors. Big rocky head and perfect nut-chocolate aroma. Nothing overdone. Unfortunately, my sample had an unmistakeable sour streak running through it, with acidity which was sometimes harsh like vomit. Perhaps this was just an old bottle. Otherwise, beautiful stuff. pivo (2685) - GERMANY - MAR 19, 2005
Chocolately nose, dark brown color, tall fluffy head initially. Toffee and nut flavors, and again chocolate. More malty and sugary sweet than hoppy. Ends with a dark bitter chocolate bitterness.