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. wheninhell (488) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2007
dark brown with a nice lasting tan head. good lacing. aroma nutty chocolate and piney hops. bitter almost spicy piney hop flavor with some sweet chocolate and toffee. spicy medium dry piney hoppy finish with a nice nutty chocolate toffee sweetness. light to medium body. overall quite enjoyable. possibly a bit too hoppy but i like hops. something i would definitely buy again....and for a brown ale thats saying something. kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - JAN 23, 2007
12 oz bottle via Malt of the Earth Beer club. Pours a clear dark brown with a small beige head. I think i detect some citrus hops and some roasted barley. Taste starts with some caramel, then some citrus flavors and some roastiness. High carbonation. Fizzy finish. Medium body. Not bad, but frankly this is too hoppy imho to be a good brown Ale. If i was tasting it blind i would have guessed it is a bitter Pale Ale with a bit of roastiness added to it. CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - JAN 22, 2007
Pours a nice dark brown forming a light brown foamy head that quickly disappaited. Aroma of definate malts and hops. Flavor is full, creamy. Taste of light chocolate coffee, not over powering, veru subtle. Ends with the nice hoppish flavor that has been malted. Damn good beer!
decaturstevo (6343) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JAN 21, 2007
Thanks Beer_Hawk for this interesting brown. A very nice roasted malt aroma. A lot of coffee and nuts come through. A light chocoffee flavor. The roasted malt dominates but a nice hop bill for a brown that compliments this beer well. A palate that is just a tad on the thin side but the carbonation is good. A pretty good brown. BeerHawk (1811) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JAN 18, 2007
Bottle best by March ’07. Poured brown with a thin off-white head. The aroma is of caramel, coffee, and a light roast. The flavor was roastly with coffee and chocolate. Light to medium body with a light coffee aftertaste. A very decent brown! Marsiblursi (3083) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2007 (Bottle) Pours beautiful red to brown. Light roasted aroma with chocolat, nuts, Caramel/toffee and tiny hints of coffee. Perfumy undertones with berries, flowers, metal and some spices. Roasted flavour with sweet chocolate and malt blended with a light citrusy tone. Pretty light body. Sourish undertone with some metal. detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 14, 2007
Pours a clear ruby brown with half an inch of cream colored foam. Head retention is brief, before the first sip it is a trace of bubbles and a ring. No lacing. Malty and a bit chocolatey in the aroms.
Bittersweet chocolate malt up front,unfortunately on the mild side. Bland mild chocolate and caramel after that. A touch of bitterness (coffee? bitter chocolate? hops?) in the finish. A tad fruity in the aftertaste. Very tame beer. Not quite medium body, lightly carbonated. ganache (6087) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 13, 2007
Bottle. Sweet malt and caramel aroma with light floral hops, veers toward cloying. Deep red-brown, yes, even approaching mahogany, rocky lacing tan head. Strong, firm roast malt taste with caramel and slightly burnt notes. Hint of bubblegum. End is lightly bitter, and it’s clear that the overly sweet nose has been resolved. Medium, creamy body. Touch of nuts with a bit of woody perfume. Excellent for the style.