AskForJenny (1086) - Ontario, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2008
Hand derawn sample at Autumn Festival of Ales - French toast on front, hops on back. Novel, but I’m not sure when I’d want it. Breakfast, maybe. Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2006
Ruby body with a white head. Butterscotch aroma, some light malts as well are evident. Thin body, somewhat watery. The taste isn’t bad but a bit bland for the style. Clean ending. ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2005
Growler from the brewery. Pours chestnut brown with a one finger tan head. Aroma of sweet, smoked nuts and a mild hoppy spiciness. Flavor follows suit with smokey maltiness dominating, but a definite sprucey hops character is there, along with a mild earthy richness. Moderately thick mouth feel, smoothly carbonated. kilgore41599 (98) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 19, 2002
Very tasty and very close to and on some days equal to Newcastle Brown Ale.. penguinjive7 (72) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Pours a very dark brown with a thin tan head and a bit of lacing as it goes down. It has a nice nutty smell that mixes with the toasted malt. The taste is of the nuts upfront followed by an odd metallic and acidic flavor. I don’t know if the tap lines were dirty or what but there was a very odd finish to this brew. As this brew warmed, the odd skunky flavor increased and really drew my attention away from all of the nice things that were going on. This was definitely not the smooth nut brown that I would expect.
cjl6 (57) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2010
Had on tap at The Old Toad. Smooth, roasty flavors. Color is a deep brown. Sweet, but not too thick. Overall a good session nut brown but lacking complexity.