TheBeerGod (6233) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2006
Cask at Max’s. Dark mahogany. Ruby around the edges. Slightly foamy tan head. Nose is nutty, flowery, light caramel and toasty malts. Taste is floral hops, burnt nuts, toasted malts, and caramel. Body is creamy and smooth but light. Finishes with sweet malts, lightly burnt caramel, flowery hops and some nuttiness. badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 20, 2008
Dark copper brown with a fizzy tan head. Faint malty aroma. Crisp citrus malt and molasses taste. CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 4, 2009
On tap at the brewpub on 9/9/09: Pours a transparent dark amber mahogany with a thin, spotty-lacing off-white head. Aroma of sweet toasty dark caramel malts with some nutty character. Starts with some dark malty sweetness and some caramel toffee and light fruity tartness before a drier bittersweet finish. A decent brown ale. presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 31, 2010
Tap. Thick lasting head on dark amber. Quiet scent. Flavour is strong alcohol, sweet malt and strongish hops. Alcohol and sweet toffee finish. sonnycheeba (6126) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 20, 2012
Tap. Pours nutty brown with thin, creamy off-white head; decent retention and some lacing. Aroma is caramel and cookie malt, almonds, floral hops, figs, and light earthy notes. Flavor is malt forward with some supporting dark fruit esters and faint hops; dry, semi-sweet finish. Medium body, carbonation, and warmth.
radagast83 (8119) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2012
Cask at Rustico Alexandria. Poured a slightly ruby red color with a small off-white head. Aroma was some nutty character, with sweet malts. Flavor had toasted malts, sweet malt taste, nutty character. Enjoyable. solidfunk (9009) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Pretty decent; for a brown but not a huge amount of complexity. Pours maroon with OK bubbly head and lacing on cask. Some booze and some hops. Light roast. Cask at smoke and barrel. Iphonephan (7013) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 7, 2015
On cask at Mad Fox Cask Festival 2015. Pours a clear amber with an off white head. Nutty nose. Favors of oak and vanilla. Bitter finish. kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - APR 14, 2007
(draught at Wharf Rat Fells Point) Dark brown with hints of red. Sweet malt aroma. Flavor is roast malt, not as sweet as aroma, caramel. lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2011
Brown-orange, white head. Aroma is caramel, toast. Taste is toast, bitter, woody, caramel.