FROTHINGSLOSH (8291) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2017 radio_nowhere (1474) - Maryland, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Birthday draft at Brewer’s Alley. Served in a English pint glass, clear dark brown with thin white head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, dark fruit and nuts. Taste is sweet malt, some coffee notes added and some light hop. Somewhat thin body for style, clean and creamy. I’m happy.
Sampled on draft the brewpub this beer poured a dark nut brown color with orange highlights and a medium sized creamy orange-white head that left excellent lacing. The aroma was dryish, malty and a bit woody with faint dark fruit. The flavor was dry, woody and a bit roasty with a touch of smoke. Long finish. Medium body. Meh. katrinaez (2358) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2017 Not great, not awful... more like the purgatory of beers. Hand one to me, I will drink it, but I would not but just go get it. Aroma is slight bitter and nuts, but sour also. Taste is light in nuts, no cream, minimal toasty malts. Palate and red brown colour are the best part to match style. Tap at brewery solidfunk (9734) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 10, 2015
Really nothing to this one. Some very light nut but not much else. Pours very clear amber for a brown. Decent head and lacing. Empty finish. Tap at brewpub. GenDV138 (7899) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 23, 2015
Draft at Brewer’s Alley. Clear golden brown with off-white head. Aromas of toast, caramel, toffee. Tastes of toasty notes, malt, caramel, toffee. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Travlr (26430) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Draft at the source. Clear amber color, thick cream colored head with good retention. Toasty aroma. Flavor of lightly burnt caramel. OK.
DrSilverworm (10000) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2014
Taster on tap at the brewpub. Clear red orange color. Thin off-white head, leaves good thicker lace. Caramel malt and spicy malt. Light nuttiness to it. Medium body. Kind of smooth, lighter carbonation. Moderate bitter taste, light sweet. Ok nut brown ale. GJF (1520) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - AUG 10, 2013
on tap at the brewpub. it’s not really a style i’m drawn to anyway, and this is a so-so version of it. starts off with a nice malt profile, but it has a sour tang on the finish that cuts against the malt. sonnycheeba (6561) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Tap. Pours clear nut brown with thin, creamy off-white head; short retention and minimal lacing. Aroma is caramel and toasted malt, earthy hops, figs, and light nuts. Flavor is sweet malt forward with some dark fruit followed by some rotten fruit funk; ends dry, with some cigarette ash notes. Light body, low carbonation, and low warmth. Drjohnrock (841) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2012
Draft sampler at brewpub. Medium dark amber/brown color, malty flavor battles with bitterness--the two don’t quite gel together but OK (just) overall.
Tasted on 7/05/2009.