cheap (6090) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2010
Big thanks to Probiere for getting me this brew I otherwise would never have tasted! Brown 12 oz bottle. Pour is nice and dark brown with a thin scummy top, no head. No gunk on the bottom of this bottle even tho it doew appear to be a little hazy, wait, maybe thats fog on my glass. Malty choco aroma. Medium strong yet choco malty on the first taste too. During the commencement, the alky content is not quite apparent as 6.7%. While into the session roasty flavors continue with an initial alky shock that hangs for just a moment or two after each slug. Some carbonation in there. Almost done and still don’t think this is above 6%. Not bad overall. mmmbeer (1429) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2010
12 oz. bottle from Guerde- thank you! Served in an old mug- poured a transparent brown with amber hue, medium and lively carbonation, no head. Aroma of malt (partially wheat?), butter, and notes of toffee and caramel- highly interesting. Hits the mouth with a high- medium body, very wide, malt is there 100%, nuts with cream come in the middle, finish is hearty, lingers, and nothing but pure delight. It may be the lack of beer lately, but this one, the last one from Guerde, was nothing short of awesome! MeadMe (1683) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2010
A: Pours a nice dark nutty brown with amber tones showing through. Nice tall tan head that dies to a big bubbly ring. Nice chunks of spotty lace left behind as this one is consumed.
S: Wonderful sweet malt aromas. Bold brown sugar and caramel. Nuts and toffee. Mild chocolate as well.
T: Now this is not an extreme beer lovers dream, what it is though is a real nice brown ale. Wonderful brown sugar sweetness. Notes of chocolate malt with wonderful roast. Lots of almond and pecans.
M: Medium in body, smooth, almost creamy.
D: Wonderful, tasty and damn drinkable. Did not even know this brewer existed. It’s a win for me, and I am usually not a fan of malty brews. fidelis83 (2510) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - FEB 9, 2010
Pours clear, ruby tinted medium brown with a small, creamy, off white head that has good retention. Aroma is lots of buttery toffee, creamed corn, cereal grain and biscuit. Flavor is more buttery toffee, buttered popcorn Jelly Belly jellybeans, toasted nuts, sweetish cereal malts, light fruity notes and a bitter planty note toward the finish. Palate is light bodied slightly slick and moderately carbonated. Miver (615) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2010
12 oz bottle. Poured clear dark copper brown in color with a thin white ring of bubbles. Aroma of nuts, toasted malts. Tastes of toasted malts, mild earthy hops, nutty, weird citrus note that doesn’t seem to fit the rest of beer. thin body. eh.
Ughsmash (7510) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 4, 2009
Thanks to Bob for the bottle! Poured clear coppery-orange with a short-lived cap of off-white head. The aroma picked up nutty notes, caramel, and wet hay with accents of cereal.. not much hoppage to note. The flavor found nutty and biscuit character at the core with hints of dark fruit and earthy bitterness around.. brighter and prickly as it warmed up, and it seemed like some combination of degraded hops and boozage.. toasty and sharp on the finish. Medium-bodied with creamy carbonation on the palate.. just a poor transition to the sharper stuff on the edges (the really didn’t do a lot of good).. not bad. islay (3007) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2009
12 oz. bottle. Nutty, dry, slightly sharp aroma features Nutella, toast, carob, and caramel scents. Interesting smell. Pours a clear, dull copper to light auburn. Sparkling liquid. Large amount of fluffy, cream-colored head. Produces a smattering of lacing. Simple, sweet taste features caramel and brown sugar flavors. Dull aftertaste. Light body and watery; insubstantial. A bit lively on the palate. This is not my style of beer. bhensonb (15768) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 11, 2009
Thanks to guerde for this rarity - might be the only bottle in Cali. Pours a hazy darkish brown/amber with a creamy beige head. Rich aroma notes of darkish malt, chocolate and arguably treacle. Medium body with creamy carbonation. Flavor is very mixed - toffee, treacle, something in that vein. Nutty. Tasty. Finishes neither sweet nor dry, and there’s a slight tootsie roll rebound. bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 29, 2009
Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint.
Rich, somewhat dark brown with an orange-red hue. Small off-white head forms with spotty lacing.
Milk chocolate, caramel, brown sugar, and dark fruit. Very nice malty smell overall.
Semi-sweet malt backbone of caramel, toffee, chocolate, dark fruit and molasses. A nice nut flavor helps cut the sweetness which turns slightly drying at the end.
Relatively low carbonation, medium smooth body, slight dry finish. Just a nice pub ale feel overall.
Both full flavored and easy drinking at the same time. One of the better English Brown Ales I have had.
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 16, 2009
pours amber/brown with a thin tan head.
Aroma is biscuity and bready malt.
Flavour is caramel maltiness with a nutty finish.
solid nut brown ale.