brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 10, 2010
A: The pour is a nice dark brown color with some light red highlights to it. A big off-white head forms with the pour.
S: Nice and malty with plenty of toffee and nutty character on the nose. Perhaps a hint of chocolate and caramel, too.
T: Nuts and toffee right up front with maybe just a hint of acidity for some unknown reason. Perhaps it’s the subtle fruit flavors I detect. In any case, fairly sweet and malt forward, like a brown ale should be.
M: The body is medium with a lively carbonation to the beer.
D: A pretty nice beer overall. Good flavor and aroma profiles, and easy to drink. bhensonb (15251) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 28, 2011
Bottle from Vintage Cellar. Pours dark brown with a creamy/fizzy light tan head. Aromas of roasted malt and dark fruit. Or nuts and vanilla. Probably. Very smooth. There’s nut and chocolate. And I think vanilla. Though not all that sweet, nor bitter, it’s like eating cake in a way. Tho having just chewed up some jalapenos my taste may be off. Finishes fairly chocolate. Ratman197 (14852) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 6, 2005
On tap @ Falling Rock poured a dark brown with a lasting amber head. Aroma was malty and fruity. Palate was medium bodied and dry. Flavor was malty, grainy and vegtal with a dry finish. Tmoney99 (14501) - 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. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 17, 2009
22oz bottle. Small beige head atop cloudy dark red-brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, cherry, chocolate, some nut. Taste is sweet, cherry, caramel, some chocolate, light alcohol warming. Medium-full body, some stickiness.
BeerandBlues2 (13354) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 20, 2005
Draught at Breckenridge at the Ballpark. Pours dark nut brown - molasses with a frothy off-white head and lined lacing. Nutty caramel malt (meal) aroma. Caramel, light chocolate malt flavor with toffee notes and slightly bitter. Medium bodied and creamy palate. Dogbrick (13036) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2009
Sample at Breckenridge Ball Park Brew Pub in Denver. The beer is a deep brown color with a medium beige head that is fully lasting. Rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted nuts, chocolate and coffee. Medium body with flavors of grainy malt, chocolate, roasted coffee and some hops. The finish is sweet malt up front with a lingering moderately bitter coffee aftertaste. Decent overall. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2009
( 22oz bottle ) Pours a dark brown body with a small tan head. Aroma of cola, roasted nuts, caramel, and cocoa. Flavor of roasted malt, cocoa, strong alcohol (for a brown ale), and caramel. hopdog (12584) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2006
22oz bottle. Poured a dark reddish / brown color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of nuts, chocolate, and light roast. Tastes of lighter nuts, chocolate, toasted malts and caramel. Not bad for a Brown Ale. hopscotch (11113) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2009
Bottle… Pre-C&P’sLYFO Throwdown… Dark, hazy, ruby ale with a small, creamy, khaki head that is gone in a flash. Vinous, fruity aroma presents medium sherry, milk chocolate, blackberries, caramel and black cherries. Medium-bodied and a little oily with soft carbonation. Sweet caramel and chocolate with a hint of tawny port. Lengthy sweet finish. Kudos to DragonStout for sharing this bottle with the crew at redlight redlight!