agl108 (1306) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2007
12 oz. bottle from beer of the month club. Pours chestnut with fluffy off-white head. Weak nose of caramel, sweet malt, and nuts. Sweet malt flavor with some chocolate notes. Thin and lacking body. Smooth and drinkable. HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - FEB 7, 2007
Bottle, This one was disappointing, it was simply way too thin bodied for a brown ale. It pours with a nice red color and it has some ok flavors that are mainly of nuts and malts and a hint of hoppy bitterness, but the really thin body ruins a beer that could be quite good otherwise. HumuloneRed (765) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 4, 2007
Beer of the month club. 12 oz. Bottle. The pour is a clear dark red with a creamy head and soapy lacing. Nice aroma of caramel, nut, and some chocolate with slightly woodsy notes. Good roasted nuttiness with chocolate, coffee, and some butter at the end makes for nicely balance well made beer. jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - FEB 3, 2007
From a 12 oz. bottle with a notched best before date along the right side of label.
Poured a clear reddish hued brown with a small creamy off-white head that settled into a thin sudsy lacing.
Aromas of caramel, coffee, nuts and a light leafiness.
Good, steady, even carbonation and a crisp, dry, creamy smooth medium bodied mouthfeel, the creaminess gives it a more fullish bodied feel.
Pleasant, enjoyable taste, sweet caramel, cocoa and coffee, roasted nutty, a buttery flavor emerges towards the end, the hops provide a mild soft bitterness, and a dry malty, nutty finish.
Easy, quaffable drinkability, I thought this was quite nice.
b33r (881) - Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2007
Dark brown in color with small tan head. Nice faint aroma and very good chocolate and malt flavor. Tasted like a really light and smooth stout or porter that’s easy to drink
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2007 Late 2005 bottle. Clear copper with a small head. Aroma of roasty malt and nuts. Flavor is very dark malts - chocolate. Rich and heavy for a brown. Medium body. Sweet finish. Very good for the style. Maria (10211) - Thisted, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2007
It is dark brown with a nice head and a lot of malt in both aroma and flavour. In the latter I also find notes of fruit, caramel and a little hint of licorice. The finish is good and log with a nice balance between malt and hops, and in the end the hoppy bitterness takes over, more and more. DuffMan (10667) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 31, 2007
Dark brown but clear, tan head with decent retention. Aromas of chocolate with a woody/peaty edge. No peatiness in the flavour though-- just fairly straightforward roasted malt with some hoppy earthiness. Very nice, but I disagree with the label’s description of a "complex creamy texture"-- in fact my only criticism is that this felt a little thin on the palate. thomasacross (129) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - JAN 29, 2007
Bottle. From Microbrew of the Month Club. As advertised, a nice blend of sweet/malt with strong/bitter. Sweet at first, melting into complex flavors and finishing with a balanced bitterness. Not sure I can find this close-to-home so this was a nice treat. Looking forward to trying the other Brooklyn Brewery beer shipped to me. mcclenw (36) - Stevenson, Alabama, USA - JAN 26, 2007
Bottle and Draft. Nice brown coloring, with a nice head and ok lacing. Very aromatic aroma with spices and plenty of nuts. It is a good beer to consume with friends so you can talk about the flavors of this brew. Best in the fall to winter time if you don’t like a porter or stout.