wxman (1840) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2017 DrnkMcDermott (3130) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2004 Bottled, rated from 2001 notes. I had this at Rod's Steak House in Williams, AZ on our Rt. 66 trip. It impressed me as having a very complex earthy and chocolate palate which overcame an initial grassy note. It was a good choice for a local beer to match with Rod's steak.
On tap at the Grand Canyon Railroad Hotel in Williams, AZ. Pours a clear dark garnett brown with a thin off white head. Aroma is sweet and nutty. Taste is sweet caramel malt and buttered biscuits with maple syrup. No discernable hop bitterness. IMO, a true to style British brown. Smooth, delicious and sessionable! JohnnyJ (5569) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 29, 2017
On draft at the brewpub. Clear brownish amber, with an off white head. Watery, grain, light toast, light nuts, and some diacetyl. Meh. ajnepple (6978) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2017
12 oz single bottle from Total Wine & More - Gilbert, AZ. Clear brown appearance with a small, lingering tan head, dissipating to a thin film. Aroma of chocolate, sweet caramel, toffee, nutty malts and light vanilla. Similar flavor, adding moderate malt sweetness and minimal hop bitterness. Light to medium body with a slick, thin feel and a smooth finish. A decent, simple and sweet brown ale overall. Zymurgeist2 (2327) - Redwood City, California, USA - AUG 28, 2016
Bottle to glass in Tucson. Thin and only showing reserved amounts of nuttiness. Clear light brown with off white head. smith4498 (3670) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2016
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours clear medium brown color with off white head. Toasted malt aroma with some biscuit. Slightly sweet malt flavor with some yeast. Medium body with average carbonation.
Tstamba (775) - Maryland, USA - JAN 13, 2016
Taster. Nice mahogany color with tan head. Roasted maltiness some slight tiger sweetness on the finish... MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2015
[ bottle ][ 1oz ][ @tasting ][ $ ? ][ snifter ][ 11.14.15 ]beerbaaron (1998) - Arizona, USA - NOV 20, 2015
translucent cherry-amber, no head. Tea and cinnamon sugar nose, watery otherwise. Thin tea front palate, plenty of brown sugar, thin sticky under-attenuation, caramel and cardboard through the thin end.
Ruby light brown. Big fluffy beige head. Cocoa. Toast. Nutty. Berries. Bigger light body. A bit of roast. A hint of sweetness. No bitterness. A fine classic brown ale, but its a style in desperate need of some innovation. radagast83 (8301) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2015
Bottle at the November 2015 DC Gathering. Poured a brown color with a small off-white head. Aroma was light caramel notes, some nutty notes. Flavor had toffee, roasted notes, caramel. Nutty. Pretty tasty. nimbleprop (8708) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 16, 2015
12oz bottle pours a murky brown with some foamy, white head. Nose has almond skin, bread, malt, light brown sugar. Flavor is sweet, brown sugar, malt. Mild and chalky finish.