MayorQuimby (100) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - MAR 22, 2005
Bottle. Dark brown with a hint of red, light tan head that was pretty thin and faded quickly, not much lacing. Aroma is pretty tame, a little bit of malt with hints of coffee. Flavor is kind of nutty, a touch of coffee, kind of roasty, good balance. Smooth, body isn’t near as substantial as a porter, the next step up the dark beer scale, so I thought there was a bit more to be desired there. Not bad overall. jasonp (1581) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - MAR 16, 2005
Clear brown with ruby edges and a quickly disappating off-white head. Nutty caramel aroma. Up-front flavor of caramel, roastiness, brown sugar, nuts and chocolate finishing with a hint of nutmeg and cinammon. Pleasantly sweet, mild roasty finish. Medium smooth body with moderate carbonation. No lacing or head retention. Solid, drinkable stuff. MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 27, 2005
Pours a clear dark brown with some particles floating around , small foamy tan head that leaves some lacing in my glass, roasty nutty-bready aromas. Nutty caramel flavors, finishes on the sweet side. Medium bodied with a kind of watery mouthfeel, a decent brown. papajohn (1250) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - FEB 18, 2005
Deep ruby color when held up to bright light. Medium light tan head. Light aroma of malted chocolate shake. Flavor starts lightly sweet, nutty with a hint of coffee and finishes dry with light bitterness. Thin palate. Mild drinkable brew. Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 18, 2005
Dark brown pour. Not much going on in the aroma. The flavor matches. Kind of a boring beer, but it’s still tasty. I enjoyed drinking it, but it’s nothing spectacular.
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - FEB 18, 2005
Poures deep brown with small head.
Aroma is roasty,chocolate.
Flavor is roasty malt chocolate, coffee.
This is a very good beer with a heavy body anf full mouthfeel.
Very good. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2005
(Bottle) Pours a deep mahogany body with a average-sized beige head. Aroma of roasted malt and caramel. Flavor of caramel, nuts, and malt. beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JAN 25, 2005
This pours a very dark brown, when held up to the light glows red, small off-white head. Aroma is sweet with a hint of chocolate and slightly roasty. Taste starts quick with a hint of chocolate and oats, then gradually fades to a nice faintly roasty well balanced smoothness with a hint of malt ball candy. There is a faint hint of ginger in the aftertaste, not like gingerbread, but fresh ginger, like you get with sushi. Very light hopping allowing the malts to keep this beer more on the sweet side. This is a very heavy bodied brown ale, more like a porter. Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2005
Deep brown with a reddish tinge. Creamy-smooth mouthfeel with a nice carb. level. Big chocolate, a little toast and some sweet caramel, balanced by a healthy dose of bitterness. Slight sourness as well. Pretty good brown ale. raymow (1668) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2004
Pretty good - but tastes a bit more like a porter than a nut brown. More roasted and chocolatey than most nut browns - all in all, though, it’s pretty good.