Nuffield (4189) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 11, 2005
Reddish dark brown; creamy and somewhat dense head. Very mild, understated aroma. Solid caramel, not so toasty, but noteworthy bitterness, though slightly astringent. Drinkable, simple, nutty brown. (on tap, Washington D.C. Penn Avenue location) Braudog (6804) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - SEP 10, 2005
On draft at Union Station, Wash DC, 9/2/05: Drk brown with a moderately sticky head. Watery consistency. Light bitterness. No real body. Sub-average brown/amber beer. TheBeerGod (6254) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2005
From a sampler at John Harvard’s in DC on September 5th, 2005. Dark brown body. Nose is roasty and nutty with lots of sweet maltiness. Taste is nutty and roasty with some fruit coming through as well as cocoa and sweet malts. Body is medium with mild carbonation. Malty and nutty finish with hints of choco-notes. muzzlehatch (4970) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 2, 2005
Sample at the JH in Harvard Square, Cambridge. Near-opaque dark walnut with beautiful lace promises much more than it delivers in the nutty, ashy cigarette-laden harsh but vaguely interesting nose, or the extremely boring, lightly malted, grapy body...there’s little more to say. hopdog (12953) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2005
On tap at John Harvards in Wayne, PA. Poured a medium to darker brown color with a small sized head. Aromas and tastes of nuts, medium chocolate, roated malts and caramel. Decent tasting brown ale.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 25, 2005
(DC) - Cask. Hazed rusty brown, super creamy light tan head. Getting any type of aroma was a chore in itself, but finally got some sweet malt notes and a light nuttiness. Flavor was similar to the aroma, was very bland, and only left a hint of nuttiness in the after taste. Light bodied and watery, light carbonation, slightly nutty finish. At least it went down like water too so I could move on quickly... YogiBeera (2569) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2005
Cask, Cambridge 2005: Mahagony red color, small head - leaving legs on the glass. Caramel malt nose. Light smokey and caramel toffee taste - also flat. DYCSoccer17 (3706) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 1, 2005
Draft in Manchester, CT location. Caramelly, roasty malt notes in the nose. Not bad. Transparent mahogany color with a light tan head. Roasty, malty sweetness with graininess in the middle. Buttery milky notes. Finishes nice. Decent for style. MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - FEB 26, 2005
Pours dark amber with a small beige head. Light chocolate aroma. Moderate hoppiness. Flavor has hints of chocolate and some fruit with a mild alcohol bite. Very nice. Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2005
Nice dark brown ale. A touch on the chewy side with some pleasant caramel aftertones. A great "middle of the road" beer.