auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - SEP 17, 2005
BLBF. Not much aroma. Foamy brown pour. Decent blast of coffee, toffe and caramel. Maybe a hint of chocolate. Finishes sugary and clinging. WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2005
Enjoyable, not great. Beautfiul dark reddish brown with a large tan head. Taste of a little chocolate, a little malt, a little hops. No real intensity of flavor. Small in the mouth as well. Pleasant and enjoyable, simple, not off-putting. asheft (3082) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2005
Very dark brownish-ruby with a clingy tan cover. Nutty, brown malt aroma with a little powdered sugar. Overwhelming brown malt flavour, nutty watermelon, ending with a pleasant hazlenut. Fairly sweet and with no bitterness, no matter what they say in the Commerical Description. Medium body, moderate carbonation, Lasting nut flavour. I think I just don’t like brown ales. BeerandBlues2 (13323) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 27, 2006
Draught at Old Chicago in Colorado Springs. Pours dark nut (chesnut) brown wiht a small frothy tan head and lined, spotty lacing. Malty (caramel, chocolate, meal) medium roasted aroma with yeast notes, faint hops. Malty, slight sour yeast (sweat, dough) flavor, low sweetness, low acidity. Medium bodied refreshing and crisp. 37steel (186) - St. Charles, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2008
12 oz bottle. Dark brown with an off-white head. Malt and caramel aromas. Balanced flavors with a hoppy bitter finish.
thehurt01 (262) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 12, 2009
Thw beer poured a dark brown with a thin and long lasting dark tan head. The smell is slighty cirtus and carmel malt. The taste is sweeter then the smell but not over powering. Good mouthfeel and carbonation. webbcreative (111) - , Oklahoma, USA - JAN 15, 2009
pours dark dark brown, mouthfeel is watery, taste is pretty good though, slight bitter hops, not too much though. little raisiny, quick finish, not getting a whole lot of flavor, but it does have a nice nut finish. I had higher hopes, but overall its drinkable, just not one i would seek out by any means. drjay44 (3712) - Salida, Colorado, USA - APR 1, 2009
12 oz. bottle. Pours a short lived, slightly tan head of minimal duration, but with attractive lacing, over a clear brown (SRM 20) body....nose of mild yeast, roasted malts, coffee, bit of caramel....tastes of roasted malts with a nutty mild hop finish....mouthfeel is light to medium. A pleasant, if somewhat light brown. GranvilleTim (1855) - Granville, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2009
Rediish-brown pour with an off-white head. Sweet nutty aroma. Malty flavor with some sweetness at the end. The taste does not come close to the aroma. DigitalMan (193) - Idaho, USA - JUN 1, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2009 Re-rate. Last bottle was whacked out. Aroma is fresh, clean and sweet. Nice dark color with small head. Malty sweet, hint of chocolate, hint of smoke, slight hops. Ok, but nothing to get excited about.