omnivore (270) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 26, 2003
Pours ruddy brown with a lacy head. Malty and mildly hoppy aroma. Sweet attack that expands into a hoppy malty goodness. Sweet leave. Braudog (6906) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - NOV 28, 2004
Brewpub visit 11/04 ... dark ruddy brown with a thin head. Sweet caramel rules. Malty and sugary and smooth. Nice done with a subtle bitter finish. KUEric (979) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2006
On tap at the brewpub: It pours a dark brownish muddy water color with tiny head that gives way to a ring quickly. The flavor was strong of roasted malts in my opinion, nutty, caramel, and toffee. DrnkMcDermott (3176) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2007
Draft sampler, 4 Aug. 07. Almost Porterish in color, though holding it to the light shows its brown edges. But, in fact, it actually tastes like what a lot of big brewers try to pass off as porters. A bit of toffee flavor, sticky with some smoky sweetness, and just a note of fruitiness. Could actually be my favorite beer here, just because it pushes the edge of its intended style. sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 9, 2008
Tasted 9/7/08. Draft from the brewpub. Filtered with a dark amber hue. Good malt roast with a smooth finish. Fudgy and nutty. Went great with the meatloaf I had for dinner!
phaleslu (10899) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2012
Draft at the brewpub, served in a nonic pint glass. Pours a mostly clear brown with amber highlights and a tiny beige head. The aroma took quite a while to emerge, and when it did there were notes of nuts, caramel, brown sugar, and toast. The flavor follows mostly the same lines, with caramel malts, toast, nuts, brown sugar, cola, and vanilla. Light-medium bodied, with a sweet, nutty mouthfeel and modest carbonation. Just a wee bit on the sweet side but otherwise a nice brown ale. topherh (1929) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - APR 14, 2008
Draft at the brewpub. Pours a deep brown with a beige head. Aroma of sweet malts. Flavor is nutty and a little sweet with a slightly bitter finish. RobertDale (6985) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 31, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Comes reddish brown with a nice tan head. Aroma of malt, nuts, and caramel. Taste is roasted malt, nuts, caramel, and a bit of chocolate. Nice. ads135 (5213) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 22, 2017
A pretty okay brown. Does everything it needs to. Has a nice sweetness, quite a bit of brown sugar and caramel. Nothing super unique, but definitely worth a drink. boto (2283) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - APR 23, 2004
Draught: This pours a fairly clear brown color. There is a bit of a rapidly dying tan head. Not too much lacing. The aroma is somewhat sweet, with a hint of nutiness. Maybe some fruits, but very subdued. The taste is malty sweet and nutty. A hint of roastiness to it. The aftertaste is a bit dry also.