queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Draft. Nutty caramel malt aroma. Deep chestnut with a large off-white head. Nutty caramel malt flavor. Body on the light side of medium, moderate carbonation. bdigital (658) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 26, 2008
<b>Draft:</b> Pours a dark brown with no head...aroma is toasted malts, nutty, some oats and a bit of and English-style hoppiness. Somewhat silky mouth feel...medium bodied. Flavor is toasted malts, bread dough and nuts with a pleasant, subtle hop finish. Nice brown ale. patrick767 (4063) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 18, 2007
draft - For this year’s brown ale, the bartender confirmed that it’s the Big Daddy Brown, and it certainly tastes different than last year’s "brown ale" that everyone insisted was a different beer. The difference is that this one is good. It’s not so thin/watery. It’s medium bodied with a very good caramel malt and nut flavor. It pours dark brown with a thin head that leaves a bit of lace and all those malts give it a pleasant caramel aroma. It’s a good example of the style and a good session beer. steve23mj (273) - Essexville, Michigan, USA - AUG 6, 2004
Pours brownish-amber with very little head. Aroma is of light roasted malt. Flavor is reminescent of smoked coffee and malt. Thin body however for a true brown. aracauna (3632) - Georgia, USA - JUL 13, 2004
This is a true brown, mostly clear with a decent just barely tan head. The head forms reasonably well but eventually fades completely. The aroma has a big burst of almost-coffee, chocolate and a bit of toasted pecans. The nuttiness switches from a supporting player in the aroma to the dominant taste in a flavor that just doesn’t live up to the promise of the aroma.
temporrari (397) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 6, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2011 Tap. Some nutty and slight chocolate flavors are present. A very drinkable, smooth beer. Kind of thin though. jsquire (4537) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2003
Deep amber out of the bottle with only an oil slick for a head and a malty nose with hints of roasty nuttiness. Sweet roast coffee flavor. Almost white sugar sweetness. Very few hops tasted in here. Very light in body. Not unpleasant. booyaatribe (450) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2003
Blah. I'm not impressed. At an event like the Great Taste of the Midwest, this is one of the beers you pour out in order to preserve brain cells. I'd finish it under other circumstances, tho. jaymobrown (1845) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2003
Medium brown. Didn't detect much of a nose around here. Some interesting roasted malts. Fine ale. JoeM500 (1908) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - JUL 11, 2003
Smooth and nutty without the graininess that I detected in their other beers. Slightly drier and bitter as it warms. Decent brewpub fare from another Hoosier brewer.