mlist55 (210) - media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2007
Had this in Lauderdale and was pleasantly surprised. I wouldn’t go so far as to say "full flavor" but it does have a nice hops/malt balance. Better than the other local choices I sampled.
Oakes (17685) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 2, 2008
Bright chestnut. Slightly toasty nose. Palate is nice - some nutty notes, hints of cocoa and accents of chocolate. Fairly complex, rounded character with earthy hops. Ibrew2or3 (8614) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 26, 2010
Bottle @ FBGBF ’010. Pouring crystal clear ruby red amber with light tan head and spotty lacing. It is a good looking beer. The mild aroma is sweet with a touch of caramel, a little bit of toffee and maybe a hint of butterscotch and some nuttiness. The taste is modest starting with dry roastiness sliding into mild nuttiness and them becoming a bit roasty with malts and some caramel sweetness around the edges all mixing into the finish. suprchunk (2994) - Crestview, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2013 Brown pour. Big off-white head. Lacing. Slight malt aroma. Flavor is a chocolate and malt. Sweet finish. Not bad.
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12 oz bottle
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 29, 2009
Thanks to daknole for sending this along with several other beers in a recent trade. I’ve been drinking them as the last days of summer fade away in a change of pace from huge beers. This one was solid enough that I’m going to have to go against the grain. At its heart it might only be a brown ale but it is well done enough that it could be a daily drinker.
Aroma / Appearance - The reddish brown body was dark yet still let through a trace amount of light. A little watery it still made its presence known nonetheless. The nose was just what I expected from a simple brown ale - gingerbread and dark iced tea. Light with only a hint of malt it was easy on the nose.
Flavor / Palate - The mouthfeel was more carbonated than I thought it was going to be. After this nice discovery came malt, a trace of bitterness like that found in an iced mocha and then a fast fade. I wouldn’t have thought to seek this out but it was a great find. The hoppy finish gives it enough character to set it apart from the crowd.
Thanks daknole. Clear, medium brown pour with an abundance of beige head, generous lace. Aroma smoke, nuts, somewhat bitter. Flavor is built around bittersweet malts, but more sweet than bitter, big on the light caramels here, also touches of cider, brown sugar, pecan. Thin to medium body, but not at all watery. Nicely drinkable. Nekronos (4175) - Xalapa, MEXICO - FEB 7, 2015
Brewed by The Shipyard it was ncie and brownish too. A little bit thin and not too much flavor in it. CBCPaleAle (73) - Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2004
Had this in Lauderdale and was pleasantly surprised. I wouldn’t go so far as to say "full flavor" but it does have a nice hops/malt balance. Better than the other local choices I sampled. SHIG (4962) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAY 18, 2008
Bottle: Poured a brown with a creamy off white head. The aroma is malty wth some sweetness sorta similar to a chocolate. Taste is malty with some hop to it. thill25 (232) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2008
Bottle at GOBF ’08...pours brown with a very generous, fluffy beige head. Nose was toasted malts, caramel, some toffee notes. The beer was moderately sweet from the malts with notes of caramel, toffee, maybe a little coffee and nuttiness. It was very well balanced and easy to drink. Smooth on the palate, with a sweet, dry finish.