BusterNutBrown (10) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - FEB 23, 2006
Dark brown without much of its off white head. Extremely smooth and complex flavors with a delicious flavor of alcohol on the palate. Coffe chocolate delicious. BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 17, 2006
Dark chestnut brown with quick fading off white head. Aroma is roasted and caramel malt, some scotch and a nice hop presence. Flavour is complex, lots of different flavours come thorough, brown sugar, molasses, slight scotch alcohol and hops. Nice hop finishe leaves a bitter ending. Full thick mouthfeel. Not like other Brown Ales due to the hoppresence. TrevorFloyd (309) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 13, 2006
Complex flavor (molasses, brown sugar, chocolate?) and good presence on the tongue, this is just as intricately delicious as it is tantalizingly drinkable. SB (334) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2006 On Tap @ DFH Ale House in MD.Pinnhead (93) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2006
Poured dark brown with ruby highlights. Frothy light brown head. Aroma sweet, malty, sugary, and chocolate hints. Flavor a little hoppy, and sweet (sugar, molasses?), slightly roasty. The flavors really meshed well. Mouthfeel thick and creamy. Easy and smooth to drink
pours a lovely dark brown, opaque which let’s the red show when peering through this brew. robust flavor, very slightly bitter. nice balance of carbonation.
ElPresidente1984 (173) - Maine, USA - FEB 9, 2006
First off i want to say this was WAY better than i expected. bottle, pours dark dark brown with a creamy light brown head. didn’t notice much of an aroma, but what i did notice was very nice; sweet and malty with a bit of molasas. flavor was top notch; roasted malts, brown sugar, molasas, with hints of mocha and bitter chocolate. nice slightly hoppy finnish. mouth feel was Super creamy, goes down so smooth. reminds me of Shipyard Longfellow ale, but with a higher abv. tennisjoel (1460) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - FEB 8, 2006
Bottle. Brown with a red tint when held up to the light. Medium sized head which shrinks to just a coating quickly. Sweet chocolate aroma with hints of coffee. Very smooth flavor. DFH is more known for their hoppier beers but do a swell job on this brown ale. Only negative is the slightly alcoholic taste. A good brown ale. Slightly below the Rogue Hazelnut Brown. kreepindeth (404) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 7, 2006
Nose: very malty, almost smells like dark toast
Appearance: Dark brown with a reddish glow, no head.
Taste: Malty with a strong alcohol bite, mabye a bit too strong for a 7.2% beer. I can taste only a very weak hop aftertaste. illinismitty (2271) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 6, 2006
Bottle. Pours brown with an off white head. Nutty, sweet, and moderately hoppy aroma. Flavor was interesting. Roasted malt, nuts, and raisens offset by piney bitter hops. Finish is crisp and bitter. This beer could use a little more balance...sweetness maybe. This sample struggles for identity in my opinion. I am not sure if I would revisit. On tap maybe. webjedi (250) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - FEB 4, 2006
Being a fan of brown ales, this one lef tme pretty flat on first impression out of a sampler set at DFH Alehouse in Gaithersburg, MD (2/4/2006). Nice bouquet, but the taste was overly malty for what I wanted, although when pared witht he food (Jambalya) it wasn’t too bad. I would have hoped for something better, but it was 5th int he five beers sampled that evening (minus the desert Worldwide Stout - 2002). Very red, would have expected something tending towards more brown given the ingredients and name.