Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 10, 2003
Red/brown color. Sweet nutty aroma. Tastes slightly of nuts, but more so of chocolate. A good solid beer. DrnkMcDermott (3099) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2003 Bottled. Hey, this is probably the best of the beers I've sampled from this brewery, which otherwise hews too closely to style. A nice malty smell greets me when I pop the bottle, then it pours a nice thick head over a dark brown body. I get a taste of roasted coffee, maybe even chicory atop a bed of caramel. A sharp hop sting gives it a little fruity note like… all I can come up with is blackberries. Carbonation enhances the delivery of flavor. This is close to being a nut brown ale. jsquire (4489) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAR 27, 2004
Deep amber color out of the bottle with a beige ring for a head with some lacing. Sweet malty nose. Lots of caramel malt sweetness and the astringent grain taste that I associate with brown ales. Decent balance and good with food. Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2004
Bottle. Yup, it’s a brown ale. Nutty, caramel, very smooth, good mouthfeel. Does not have the sour taste that I tasted in the other 2 Capital beers that I have had recently. Good slightly bitter finish. The nut flavor is definitely here! shigadeyo (3739) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2007
ChainGangGuy (4894) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 28, 2008
Serving: 12 oz bottles shared by Jason. Thanks for bringing this with you and sharing...
Event: Rye Pale Ale (10 gallons) brew out.
Location: shigadeyo’s house.
Aroma: Caramel and some fruits and light nut.
Appearance: Hazy chesnut brown color with a dense, creamy and rocky head that looks like whipped cream. It also leaves some lacing.
Flavor: Chocolate and caramel malt. Also has some creamy butterscotch/toffee flavors like an English beer.
Palate: Medium to medium-full body that’s smooth, creamy, and mellow.
Overall: A good English-style Brown Ale and another fine brew from one of my new favorite microbreweries.
Appearance: Pours a clear, dark amber body ringed by a thin circle of white bubbles.
Smell: Mild aroma nutty malts with some hints of wood.
Taste: Sweetish maltiness with tastes of nuts and toffee. Leafy hop character. Very mild, balancing hop bitterness. Drying finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: A nice, light session brown that goes down super easy. esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2008
Clear brown with caramel and nutty aroma. Tastes of nuts and roasted malts, more malty than hoppy. Decent for a brown ale. bac080 (398) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2003
Smells hoppy. Very smooth, easygoing brown ale. Crisp aftertaste, finishes clean. hayden1215 (319) - Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2003
Brown in color with a small fizzy head. Aroma is malt and caramel. Flavor is malt and caramel. Very good finsh BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 17, 2004
Bottle: Borwn hued with a reddish highlight, small but ever lasting head and very good lace. The aroma has hints of walnut and cashews, carmalized and pale malts, floral hops, and a touch of dried pear. The taste is a smooth balance of sweet malts and mild bitters, not that complex but never got boring either. Some fruity undertones noticed as well as the expected nutty finish. The feel is a bit chalky but refreshing enough for the style. A above average brown ale and that says a lot. Worth a try.