Aggie80 (818) - Michigan, USA - JUL 16, 2006
Nice! Dark brown pour with a white head. Nice malty nutty flavor with a very smooth mouthfeel. And the large size bottle is a good value! harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUL 16, 2006
This was a great little brown ale. Honey sweet aroma that is almost borderline nutty. Some tasty chocolate notes, along with a malt profile that is reminscent of honey roasted peanut butter, spread over some dark wheat bread, with the smallest bit of fruitiness on the side. Tasty! Darkover (1538) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2006
Dark brown color with a big brown head. Aroma of malt and nuts. Flavor of nuts, a little chocolate and roast. Creamy body and not much carbonation. Tmoney99 (14604) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2006
Bottle. Poured a dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that diminished slowly with good lacing. Moderate toasted sweet malt aroma. Medium body with a creamy texture. Medium sweet toasted flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. This beer would go well with spicy food or a good cigar. Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2006
Dusky brown body, light crimson and clear at sides and foot, under a creamy-toned cap of 1/4" foam.
Aroma is toasty and dry, hints of cocoa and coffee, earthy, rustic, grainy.
On the palate:...not...bad...greets the tongue sweetly, then fades, turns crisp and dry, falls into roasted grain and bounces off. A bit flatter than I’d prefer, but fine and drinkable, nonetheless. Medium bodied, tasty, neat, roasty finish.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2006
Bottle: Dark brown pour, small fizzy tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, some bread, a little nutty. Flavors are similar. Nothing much going on. I drank it out of a new castle glass, and that seems pretty appropriate. I’ll second the "meh". Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - JUN 14, 2006
22oz. bottle. Aroma of bready, roasty, sweet malts, plenty of caramel, brown sugar and nuttiness with some very light cocoa in the background. Deep, dark brown in color, clear and filtered with a thin, tan head. Flavor is likewise sugary, roasty and malty, more dark bread along with a faint coffee and milk chocoalte character, blending at the finish with a burst of spicy alcohol and virtually undetectable hop presence (21 IBUs for such a malty beer tends to bury them, it seems). Palate is fairly thin and watery, body is medium-full. This gets a resounding "meh" from me, also. deadguy (42) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2006 I’d say it smells like metal and sweet malts, after-taste is vaguely caramel like. Bit too much of alcohol burn taste in the intial flavor. Very flat head with dark, stout-like body. I probably won’t buy it again. PhillyBeer2112 (2861) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2006
Meh, its alright. Not much of an aroma, just a weak hint of bitter cocoa and metallic note. Alcohol a little too present in the flavor. Some mild caramel and chocolate, a hint of floral hops but just barely. Also, a spicy note, almost like cinnamon. Warming, alcoholic finish. I don’t know the ABV on this one, but either way its too apparent. Brown color tinted purple, with a small head, no lacing and low overall carbonation. OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2006
22oz bottle pours dark brown with a short tan head that fades pretty quickly to a ring and laces a little from there. Aromas of caramel, nuts, maple and molasses. Flavor is sweet and malty, caramel, molasses, nuts, a touch of maple. Fairly roasty for a brown. Medium bodied but a tad watery on the finish. All about the malts not many hops in this one. Not to bad. Above average for a brown.