GranvilleTim (1857) - Granville, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2009
Red-brown pour with a white thin head. Aroma of roasted malt and nuts. Flavor is roasted malt and nuts. tasty beer- little lacing. jodah52 (210) - Michigan, USA - DEC 11, 2009
This brown ale has only decent flavors marred by an excess of sweetness. Pours deep brown, beige head. Nutty and malty aromas; pretty typical for the style, nothing special except for the fact that caramel malt seems to dominate. This works very much against the brew in the taste, which is sweet and heavy - not what I look for in a brown ale. Go to Bell’s or Brooklyn for a better one, in my opinion. topherh (1929) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - DEC 7, 2009
Pours dark brown with ruby highlights and a beige head. Aroma is roast malt, caramel, chocolate, and a bit co coffee. Flavor is rich, sweet caramel malt upfront with a roasty, bitter chocolate finish. ben4321 (6830) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2009
Location: 12 oz bottle at Capital Ale House - Innsbrook, 11/29/09
BVery (11458) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2009
This was a decent winter warmer-style brown ale, but I just didn’t think it worked quite right. I can’t put my finger on exactly why, but maybe there is a bit too much going on here, so the brew was a bit convoluted? Maybe a bit too sweet? Not exactly sure, it’s just decent though.
TAP: Very deep mahogany pour. Nose of molasses and raisin. Taste is faint raisin up front, sweet, then chocolate/coffee late. Great beer.
dwaggs2 (1298) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - DEC 3, 2009
Bottle. Poured a brown color with a little white head. Aroma was roasted malts, toast, and yeast. Flavor was weaker. Not a whole lot. Some malts coming through. There is better winter beers out there. SpencerDB (223) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 1, 2009
Poured into a standard pint glass with a small, fleeting caramel head. Aroma of deep, full malts. Taste is surprisingly complex. Definitely full bodied with flavors including heavy malts, caramel, slight coffee notes, and a nice smooth dry finish. Excellent beer. Everything i was hoping for. I will be going back to buy more tomorrow. triguy84 (235) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 29, 2009
ok brown ale. Dark brown color, thin white head. Robust malt aroma. Robust malt flavor, hints of roasted malt. Medium-heavy body, no hops, no dryness. RCL (2032) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 28, 2009
Aroma has a good amount of cocoa with a measure of pure licorice root. The flavor is pure, cold drinking chocolate with hints of hazelnut and a bit more of the licorice root. Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2009
brown pour with a medium tan head.
Aroma is nutty, hazelnut in particular over a sweet caramel like malt.
lots of roasted malt flavour. more nuttiness, sweet malt tones. toasty finish.