bhensonb (15621) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 27, 2008 Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent enough brown ale, think a maltier Newcastle and you are in the right ballpark. I like it, except for a sort-of unpleasant aftertaste that knocked a couple of points off.
Dark fruit aromas. Dark brown/mahogany color with a decent tan head. At least medium body with very fine carbonation. A bit vinous - almost like grape and plum, with smoothly roasted malt. Slightly sweet, a bit of nuttiness, and arguably floral hop. It’s really quite delicious. doubelknv3 (1093) - Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2007
Grap and licorise aroma. Brown-Black with quickly disappearing head. Very sweet, brown sugar malt flavours. Beerdedone (3446) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2007
Bottle sampled with Stegosaurus. Pours brown with a tan head. Aroma of nuts, caramel, and roast. The flavor is sweet, nuts, and mild roast. Good beer.
Holdwine (1237) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 14, 2007
Pretty average. far too sweet for even a brown ale. Nothing redeeming here. Tmoney99 (14864) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2007
Bottle. Pours dark brown color with an average frothy off-white head that diminished slowly with fair lacing. Good malty toasted aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture. Heavy sweet complex flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration.
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - DEC 13, 2006
Pours brown with a small tan head. The aroma is nutty, coffiesh, and chocolaty. The flavor has a ligt roasted coffiness and a light finish. stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2006
Bottle sampled with Beerded_one. Pours brown with a light tan head. Aroma is nutty, molasses, caramel, and slight roast. The flavor is sweet, nutty, thin, and mild roast. Good brew. milewide (2304) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 11, 2006
Sweet molasses smell and taste, with no hops anywhere. Pretty dark brown. Not to my taste, but probably a quality Mild Ale. hopscotch (11182) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2006
Bottle... Clear crimson ale with a tiny, creamy, lightly tanned head. Nutty, earthy aroma. Sweet, port-like esters with mild chocolate. Medium-bodied with faint carbonation. Mid-length, sweet, vinous finish. Dogbrick (13547) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2006
Sample at AleFest Dayton: Dark brown color with a nil off-white head and very little lacing. Aroma of molasses and sweet malt. Medium-bodied and smooth with a mild malt and nut flavor, with a bit of stale coffee. The finish is short and soft with a roasted malt and tart fruit aftertaste. Pretty average.