BeerandBlues2 (13322) - Escondido, California, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Tap at Callahan’s. Pours clear brown with a medium, creamy tan head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is toast malt, dates and light earthy hops. Flavor is toast malt, light earthy hops and bitterness with dates and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation. KimJohansen (10492) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2010
Cloudy mahogany with a tiny off white short lasting head. Aroma had roasted malt, nuts, chocolate and caramel hints. Flavour had hard roasted malt, caramel, chocolate and nuts. Finished sweet and samewhat watery for the style. brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - MAY 11, 2010
A: The pour is an almost amber brown color with a fairly minimal off-white head.
S: There is a fair bit of nuttiness and perhaps a bit of chocolate to the nose. There are some toasty malts and caramel sweetness as well.
T: The nuttiness and chocolate flavors are present as you might expect. Unfortunately, there is an almost chalky bitterness (aspirin?) to the beer that really ruins it.
M: The body is a bit on the light side with the aforementioned chalkiness and a moderate carbonation.
D: Not one of the better offerings from Callahan’s. There are certainly better brown ales available, so I would suggest going with something else. bb (9268) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 23, 2009
Draft. Mahogony beer with a dark cream colored head. Nutty malt and light cocoa aroma. Malt and light cocoa flavor with light roast and light nuttiness. Medium bodied. Nutty malt lingers with light chocolate. alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAR 14, 2009
On tap at brewpub. Color was darkish brown with red hints. Aroma was pretty light, like alot of there beers. Some nutty caramel. Flavor had a coffee like flavor with caramel and toffee.
Dogbrick (13012) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2008
Sample at the brewpub. The beer is a brownish-amber color with a medium beige head that dissipates steadily. Rings of lacing on the glass. The aroma is nutty with some floral hops and malt. Medium-bodied with a mild nutty flavor along with notes of pale malt and hops. The finish is soft and sweet with a short nutty aftertaste. Slightly above average overall. BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 28, 2008
Dark brown hue with amber highlights, thing amount of head. Nose is very muted, slight nuts, malts, and vinegar. Taste is much better, bit roast and toast, walnuts and pecans, grassy hops. Medium-bodied with a light creamy texture and low carbonation. Flavorful brown ale with good balance and malt profile. jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2008
on tap-pours a thin tan head that laces and mahogany color. Aroma is mild medium/dark malt-chocolate, some sharpness. Taste is mild medium/dark malt-chocolate, some sharpness-hops?. Light body. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 12, 2007
Date: 12/04/2007badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 20, 2007
clear brown, fine beige head, streaks of drippy lace,
light chocolate aroma with dark caramel sweetness,
rich chocolate flavor, nice nutty character, touch of sweetness to enhance the chocolate, light bitterness to keep it balanced,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Clear reddish brown with creamy white head. Faint malty aroma. Slight roasty taste with a nutty finish.