ravidesai (978) - Bombay, INDIA - JUN 8, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2003 great session ale.
dark malty stuff that is pleasantly sweet, yet has enough counterbalancing hops to give a sharp finish. creamy dense palate
looks great as well, dark brown with a big head that left ample lace. TheBeerLover (1027) - DC Metro Area, USA - APR 14, 2007
Enjoyed a pint of this one on draught at the brewery in Philadelphia, PA. Pours to a beautiful, deep, deep brown color, with a thick, creamy, tan head, and a moderate carbonation. The nose on this beer is very inviting, with lots of good nutty, sweet malty, and chocolate aroma. The palate is soft and fat on the tongue, with lots of good nutty, toasty, and chocolate flavors. This beer finishes with delicious sweet malty and nutty flavors that linger. Hops are present, but just enough so this beer is not too cloying. Wow. Really a delicious beer, just packed with lots of good malt aromas and flavors, yet remains very drinkable. This beer is a great session beer, and would be a great beer to match with pub grub. Very fresh, and flavorful, an impressive pint of beer. Bohica (36) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 4, 2007
On tap @ brewery. Gorgeous deep ruby/brown pour. Mild aroma of Fuggles or goldings in the nose, along with roasted grain and caramel. Mild coffee/chocolate flavors on the palate, very complex roasted character. A tremendous beer. Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2004
Draft. I love a good, rich brown ale that does not taste like a porter, and this is one of the best that I have had. I could have a keg of something like this in my house and enjoy it to the last drop. Toiletduck (20) - Philadelphia, USA - NOV 19, 2001
First impression: Exceptionally smooth, but at the expense of flavor. A tad dull as far as Scottish Ales go. Overall a decent beer, if matched with the right food (something sweet or spicy? Mine went well with chicken fingers and honey-mustard sauce).
Braudog (6712) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2003
UPDATED: APR 29, 2012 Described to me as a Scottish black ale. This was indeed black with a nice white head. The flavor was of roasted peat. Excellently smooth and wonderfully light, yet characterful, for a dark beer. Outstanding. obxdude10 (2324) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2002
had a little more flavor than the usual stout, not too heavy of a body, right creamy head
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2003
Dark tannish brown with a nice tan head. Sweet, nutty, caramel flavors. Quite a nice session ale. Decent hoppy finish, but not enough to overpower the malts. Quite enjoyable and drinkable. Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2004
HBF- The brewer stated this to be a Mild but brown ale works as a label here. Awesome deep brown color with a long lasting head. Nice roasty/nutty aroma and flavor. Great mouthfeel- not too watered down yet extremely drinkable and smooth as silk. hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2006
sampler. Very dark brown, almost black with a tan head. Aroma is of smoky malt, some grain, roasty. Taste is smoky, malty, slightly roasty- some balancing bitterness. Different, I wouldn’t think this was a traditional brown ale but I enjoyed it.