jefcon (1783) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 12, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good color from a traditional English brown ale -- not too dark or murky. Sweet chocolate and hazelnut aromas. The bittering punch from English hops slides into a rougher texture, dominated by bitter chocolate notes and faint citrus. Kind of a mixed bag, but quenching on the finish and balanced throughout.