austinpowers (2831) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 3, 2003
Whoa! This comes in a red can and boasts it's the "original brown ale". Noticeably sweet (much more so than Newcastle Brown), dark and opaque. It's like a schwarzbier. Quite rich and malty. Excellent. tiggmtl (4543) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 25, 2005
Interesting to see such a low rating... I thought this was excellent! Sweet, nutty, chocolate and brown malt aroma. Clear mahogany brown with tight, dense, fine bubbled, creamy, tan head that lasts forever and coats the glass. Sweet, nutty, biscuity, chocolate malt flavourwith low, offsetting dark malt finishing bitterness. Surprisingly dry, medium body with moderate carbonation providing for lively effervescence on the tongue. Bottle (BB JUN 2006). cgarvieuk (26605) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 3, 2007
oh boy a great little light alchohol beer, dark brown, blackcurrent fruit nose, sweet blackcurrent toffe fruiy malt, and the fav tipple of Mr creosoate. MissPxx (991) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2015
Mildly caramel aroma. Gorgeous dark appearance. Thin with a heavy caramel flavouring. Only 2.8% could drink this for days.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2006
Black sweet on the palate with some spicy aroma. Smooth lasting malt finish.
Nuffield (4252) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 1, 2003
An absolutely delightful surprise when I was just looking for a cheap and cheerful bottle for dinner at home. Pours with a big, loosely structured head that dissipates moderately quickly to reveal just a deep brown slightly syrupy beer. The flavor is sweet up front, sweet in mid-palate, and sweet in the finish, but in between it manages to produce some roasted malts, nuttiness, enough caramel/toffee to kill a good-sized moose with, and fruity notes up, down, and sideways. And then you read the label: 2.8% abv. What a wonderful concoction for 2.8%--makes for an excellent lunch-time accompaniment to something with a bit of salt, such as a ham sandwich or a sausage roll.