Bif (2237) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - SEP 24, 2011
Bottle- Pours an amber color with a tan head that fades slowly with good lacing. Aroma is sweet and a bit nutty. There is some caramel and fresh grain in the background. Initial sweetness of caramel and some dark fruit. A fairly clen finish with a lingering sweetness. Medium body, smooth and creamy. Nice balance but a bit too sweet. Smooth and goes down easy. Hard to drink more than one due to the sweetness.
AWMiller (512) - Mansfield, Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2011
It took a while to get into the brown ales but it finally Ďgrewí on me and this is a nice beer to have on those fall days beside a roaring fire. Itís reddish, copper color sports an off-white foamy head which settles down much more quickly than I would like. It has a nice caramel aroma with a creamy, smooth body with a faint grainy finish. I enjoyed it for a couple of beers but anything more than that and the flavor really begins to decline. allanbowers (93) - melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 24, 2011
petes wicked ale is a good session beer. it is one of the few beers brewed in the us that has some taste.
smaynard6000 (1152) - Apopka, Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2011
Pours a dark brown color with a thick white head. Aroma is a bit earthy and a bit of caramel, too. A bit on the fizzy side with some sweet flavor. Average. bluevegie (3073) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2011
This one didnít do it for me, lifeless in the glass, nutty and caramel notes in taste and aroma.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2011
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from Wegmans Leesburg. It pours a very light brown with a small, foamy off-white head. The nose has some stale hop notes, a slight vegetal note, some nuttiness, and a bit of caramel. The flavor is a little English in style with a bit of butter and caramel. There is a light undercurrent of fruitiness and stale, papery hops. This one may be a bit past itís prime, but itís still not terrible. Medium bodied with average carbonation leading to a medium, lightly fruity finish. I actually think this brew comes across better than the ratings belie. Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 19, 2011
Deep russett coppery brown with caramel and crystal malt sweetness prevalent on the nose. Thereís something amiss with the nose though. Itís not vegetal or appley, but a little bit earthy. Maybe it didnít travel particularly well - this is 8,000miles from home after all.
I donít know, itís just a bit... meh. Sweet and nutty as a brown ale ought to be, a bit bready. No major flavour faults, but not a lot else to comment on. Pleasant enough but not especially memorable. A touch astringent an smoky on the finish. wlajwl (6748) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 17, 2011
I had this several years ago and it was average in every way. A little bit of malt and not too sweet but nothing really flavorful. Not really bad but much better brown ales out there, although I am surprised to hear it isnít made anymore. BlackWarrior (203) - Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA - MAY 11, 2011
Pours reddish brown with a foamy off-white head that lingers briefly. Aroma of raisins, malt, wheat bread, and faint herbs. Palate is a little thin, with average carbonation and short finish. The sweetness of molasses and maybe caramel defines most of the taste, but it tapers off quickly with a hint of hops in the finish. A good session ale. brokensail (16436) - Dublin, California, USA - MAY 10, 2011
A: The beer pours a dark amber color with a finger of off-white head sitting on top.
S: Intensely sweet on the nose with a big time dark fruit character, possibly prunes and raisins. Some toffee, caramel, and brown sugar gives additional sweetness as does the hint of chocolate.
T: Sweet toffee and brown sugar are present all the way through. Some mild dark fruit notes and perhaps a hint of nuttiness and toasted bread.
M: Light to medium in body with a medium carbonation.
O: A little too sweet and not much else going on.