Cybercat (6121) - Georgia, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Pours a nearly opaque dark chocolate brown with a fairly thick tan head. Aroma has a malty core with notes of caramel and cloves and a snippet of cinnamon added to it. Roast malt flavor trots cinnamon, caramel, clove and even slight molasses notes across the palate. Lively, fizzy texture is fairly firm, and leaves a tingly feeling on the palate and on the pipes as it heads downstairs. Beans, beans, the musical fruit... billb (245) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JUL 9, 2000
One of the many fine offerings from the BBW. A smooth, yet full bodied brown ale. It even tasted great out of a plastic cup (yes, it gets a little crowded in there after a sox game). Hoser (387) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 14, 2008
Page 70 of Michael Jackson’s Great Beer Guide and I had this at the Boston Fenway Park location. This might be the best Brown Ale I have had and I even ordered a second one. Only 156 of MJ’s 500 Classic Brews to go. ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 12, 2003
Dark brown color with decent chocolaty lace. Creamy smooth bber, mildly nutty and sweet with slight hints of chocolaty malt. Of those that I have tried this is my favorite from the Beer Works. edgallow (4469) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Draft sampler pours brown with a off white head. Aroma of malts, spice and coffee. Taste is malty, nutty and some chocolate.
Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAY 5, 2017
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance was a dark brown color with a finger’s worth of eggshell white foamy head that fell off at a moderate pace. Light messy lace.
The aroma had some strong notes of roast, chestnut/pecan, toast, cocoa powder, light coffee grinds and ends with a little bit of earthy hops.
The flavor lent a hand to the sweetness initially and then mildly brings in the roast slightly. Some of which blended into the aftertaste and rubs the finish in the same sort of way.
The feel was about medium bodied, perhaps just a tad under. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt good too.
Overall, good brown ale worthy of having again. Nuffield (4195) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 31, 2002
Mild, but a hint of sweet maltiness. Served too cold, it lacked depth, but this was actually very drinkable. Of the samplers I had, this was the beer that I most wanted in a full pint. ericnixon (745) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 19, 2004
On tap at the Fenway location. Nice dark brown color with some very light choco-coffee-ness in the aroma. Good nutty malty flavor, but it seemed a little watered down. Wish the flavor was a little more distinct. barenada (211) - Georgetown, Indiana, USA - AUG 10, 2005
(draft) A nice malty brown ale. Very pretty lacing. There was a bit of a coffee overtone that I could have done without. Quite good though.