cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2007
An intriguing aroma of stale smoked malt with stinging hops, roasted nuts, and honey. Dark amber pour with a lasting creamy head and mild lacing. Medium bodied ale with a lingering bitterness. Flavors of burnt toast and nuts. Mild chocolate malt and bittering noble hops. Some off flavors of spruce and molasses. The English influence is recognized, this is an odd brown ale that was well received. Borders on an Old Ale and/or English Pale Ale, quite drinkable and an interesting brew for sure. dmac (6341) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 5, 2007
12 oz bottle. Poured a dark brown with slight ornage hue around the edges and a small frothy light tan head. Malty aroma of chocolate, and nuts that had a perfumy and floral qualiti as well. Medium mouth feel with a creamy palate and light carbonation. Flavor is light bittersweet bakers chocolate with some hints of nut and spice, ciannamon mostly. Overall a nice beer that is not to spiced but rather a solid brown ale. alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - NOV 2, 2007
Bottle; poured a brownish auburn. Light brown head. Aroma of nuts, chocolate and yeast. Surprisingly dood. Palate was a little off putting. Flavor had a pronounced nut flavor, with undertones of chocolate, caramel and vanilla. Hop presence was unsurprisingly subdued. Overall it was easy drinking and had quality flavor. natejgood (517) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - OCT 18, 2007
Like most of Greary’s beers, this one is clean, crisp, and easy to drinik. It pours a clear brown color with a light brown head. This beer smells malty with a little bit of grass in the background. The initial taste is malty with a bit of a spicy finish. The flavor is clean and crisp. puboflyons (3447) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 31, 2007
Pours an attractive reddish-brown. Geary’s calls it auburn. I’ll accept that. Limited head and lacing. Clean malted aroma and flavor. Also a bit nutty. There’s a kind of absorption of malted aroma into my nose after I take a large sip. Medium mouth feel. A likeable, lip-smacking seasonable brew.
mkgrenwel (619) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 22, 2007
Looks nice in the glass at least. Butterscotch (diaectyl) Caramel, nutty, malty. Pretty high level of carbonation. Alcohol? Pretty hoppy for the style. Boring. I should know better than to even bother with a brown ale.
doublebock (558) - California, USA - APR 16, 2007
Brown translucent color. Can smell the spiciness maybe a coriander mixed with a nice maltiness. Nutty malty flavor. A bit of a flat palate Spicy hoppy finish at the end. jazz88 (2681) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 24, 2006
Bottle (rating from August 2005 notes). Brown color with no head. Deep nut and malt flavors. Chestnuts and slightly smoked with a dry finish. muzzlehatch (4963) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 18, 2006
12 oz bottle consumed at cellar temp from a Corsendonk glass. Deep chestnut color with a smallish lasting creamy off-white head, fairly clear-bodied, little in the way of lacing....aroma is really -- how best to put -- neutral? vaguely defined caramel malts and hints of wood/nuts but it takes a while before I can tell that I’m not just smelling the glass; eventually light herbs come to the fore and it ends up rather root-beery....on the palate, too-heavy carbonation, more herbal character, dry and bitter with sour grape touches, overall it has something of the character/mouthfeel if not exactly the flavor of a strong ginger beer, and I’m not terribly enchanted. GirlyBeer (190) - Old Orchard Beach, Maine, USA - NOV 18, 2006
Cask conditioned: I had this at the Great Lost Bear in Portland in September of ’06. Dark amber in color. Thick but short tan head. Malty flavors with an average taste overall. This beer is good, but not mind-blowing, even in its cask-conditioned state. Appropriate mouthfeel for an autumn ale. Mildly hoppy aftertates. Nice aroma.