alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - APR 7, 2009
On tap at Hales. Color was a slightly darker brown with an off white head. Aroma was bit of fruit, caramel and nuts. Flavor was much of the same, with a bit more nuttiness. Just not a very good beer. anders37 (26653) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2008
Draught @ the brewpub. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Malty nutty caramel aroma with some hoppy hints. Roasted malty nutty flavor with some hints of caramel. Has a roasted malty nutty finish. SpringsLicker (3641) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 22, 2008
Thanks to Riverside AK for sending this one!
Small off-white head over a clear, ruby toned brown body.
Spicy malt aroma.
The flavor is light malt sweetness with a touch of cocoa.
Thin. bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - MAY 27, 2008
Bottle. Pours clear dark amber with an off-white head. Aroma of toffee, nuts, earth. Light body and moderate carbonation. Lightly sweet taste of caramel, nuts, bread. Dry and lightly bitter finish. A nice, light, sessionable brew, but the lightness of the body is a bit of a contrast to the relatively chewy character of many brown ales, and leaves the finish seeming a bit wanting to me. tiffanya (45) - Federal Way, Washington, USA - MAY 6, 2008
Nutty sweet malts, with hints of vanilla, dark cherry, and caramel. Slightly tannic. Crisp hop finish. Not as bitter as other offerings from Hale’s.
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - APR 13, 2008
I’m not entirely sure what constitutes the "Irish Style" of brown ales but if this is it, I’m not impressed. Smells nutty and woodsy. Tastes incredibly water with a bitter hop finish being the only indication this is beer and not club soda. I live only a couple of miles from Hale’s Ales brewery and want to like them, but so far their beer have been nothing but disappointing. Time for a visit... robforbes (2244) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - APR 12, 2008
purchased at 99 bottles in federal way, washington.
pours a dark copper with a wispy light beige head.
smell of roasted malt, spice, caramel.
taste is creamy, tangy on the back of the tongue, caramelized malt, spice, some roasted nuts. improvjock (328) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 7, 2008
Pours a dark brown with just a trace of head. The aroma was complex, and very malty. Was surprisingly not very bitter (a good thing in my book) and very smooth. A very good, drinkable beer, better than most Hale’s Ales I’ve tried. riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 6, 2008
UPDATED: APR 8, 2008 Aroma of nuts and roast, with something that is a little odd too. Pours brown - no shit. Somewhat sweet with roasted nuts, and something weird. Finishes with a moderate hop bitterness. I don’t get what is going on here. It is drinkable, but odd. ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 30, 2008
2008 Bottle - Smells like a fistful of dirty pennies, and doesn’t taste much better...Something is very off with this brew, some very funky malt, slight bitterness on the end, won’t try this one again...