Bill Becker (1367) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 19, 2017 grundsow (135) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2012
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2016 Fantastically rich flavor with dense, thick head. Roasted aromas, chocolate-caramel taste, and smoo-ooo-ooth!
From Mar 2007
Pours from 12oz bottle a clear deep brown with a small head of foam that doesn't last long and doesn't leave any lacing.
The smell is of roasted malt and some citrus hops.
The taste has huge roasted malt up front that smacks you in the face...just as I remember it. ;^) As I take more sips, there's a more than ample infusion of hop bitterness and some dark fruit notes. Man, this is great stuff! So much roastiness and there's some toffee also hitting my taste buds. And just a little bit of warming in the back of my throat that reminds me to sip and take my time with this gem. What a Brown Ale!
Bottom line: This is a top notch example of the style that is a *must* try. FatPhil (16927) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 11, 2017
355ml bottle (Ebrowarium.pl) (5:4:4:2:9=2.4)bth122 (1628) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2017
Very savoury aroma, soy, but also very sweet. Dark red, persistent small tight beige head. Dead palate, slickish from sugars, carbonation does nothing to lift it. Nasty soapy taste, some savoury soy mushroom and sugar mess. Only plus is that it covers the 7.2% behind the mess, but deep down this is a terrible ale.
Draft in Pittsburgh before the Ed Sheehan show. Pours a dark brown with generous head. Roasted malt, floral hop, brown sugar, caramel. Medium body. Medium light bitter. Nice texture. It's been awhile since I've he this one but it is still good.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone balloonbuffoon (533) - - SEP 25, 2017
12floz bottle, no date, $1.75 paid as a single, pint glass. Appears a medium-dark brown with some amber glow at the bottom. Head forms a small layer and retains it character. Firmly a brown ale in the nose, aromas of brown sugar and mild roasted malts noted. A fine American brown, resin, tree bark, pine, and faint cocoa flavors comprise this fullish bodied and fairly hoppy dark ale. Ktwse (5333) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2017
Pours deep cloudy brown with low tan head. Aroma of roasty malt, sugar, citrus. Taste is roasty, mild lingering bitter finish. Light and smooth body with soft carbonation.
jbethea (67) - Miami, Florida, USA - SEP 19, 2017
I'm sorry, I just dont agree. All the hops they advertise here get lost on this thick syrupy molasses with a bitter rotten walnut finish. No, not for me. It sounded great, tasted awful. Its almost like it wanted to be a stout, but it just wasn't. I made it bout 7-8 sips in before i called it quits n dumped it. I am a broke ass law student and cant afford to throw away top dollar brew... But life's too short to drink beer u just dont like, even if ya really wanted to. Sorry dogfish, I still love you. Bacchus66 (902) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 16, 2017
12oz bottle. Medium reddish brown with a tan head. Chocolate, raisins, toffee, bread, light roast coffee, grassy hops. Medium body. Fresh, mildly bitter finish. Dee-licious. tapefuzz (760) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 15, 2017
12oz bottle. Pours brown with a moderate beige head. Aroma is roast, spice, toffee, chocolate, and a light pine. Taste is similar but with some caramel. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Slick-creamy mouthfeel. androman (2773) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 14, 2017
UT090917 backlog. On tap at Beavertown Extravaganza 2017, London. Nose is Chocolate. Dark chocolate, mild coffee. Light to medium sweet, medium to heavy bitter. Long hoppy medium to heavy bitter. Medium body, slick, medium carb. 748516 BeardedAvenger (1035) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2017
Keg at Beaverfest. Subtle is how I'd sum this beer up. Less sugar than I expected in aroma, perhaps some burnt sugar. Otherwise malt, coffee and nuts. Light bitter taste whicb grows in strength. Light-medium bodied. Slock with a sticky residue. Abrupt finish. Good but too subtle to have too much impact.