pivo (2685) - GERMANY - APR 11, 2004
One of the better Real Ale offerings. Light pleasant toasted nose, clear brown color, tall tan head. Roasted and sweet malt tastes in the middle. Slightly bitter end - like a weak coffee. Full mouthfeel and substantial body. Better than many British brown ales. Respectable, though not very exciting. Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2004
My wife said that this smelled like dirty water, I thought I smelled some malty toffee. Translucent brown color, tan head around the edge. Has a nice malty caramel-chocolatey taste, but not in your face, mild. Gets a bit sweet then drying towards the finish. Thanks to fly- you're super! RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2006 Another great beer from Blanco, TX. Almost completely opaque with a small creamy head. Slight chocolate flavor and nice hopping action on top of all of it. Overall a very solid beer. YogiBeera (2569) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2004
Nice medium foamy head, brown colored with some tones of red. Malty and toffee like nose. Light milkchocolate taste. Long lasting malt and cereal aftertaste. But all in all not that interesting. adwoan99 (305) - Ft. Worth, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2004
Meaty, chocolatey nose. Flavor is the same but light, and the palate is waaay too carbonated.
dannyboydwp (48) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2004
This beer just stank of alcohol. there was almost no flavor but the alcohol! A good, brown color and a reasonable head. But an awful beer. I've found that almost all the Real Ales are! matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2003
This brew was generously passed along from Fly in Texas to BeanDip, then to me, SO thank you both; especially FLY, That was very kind of you!
fly (1486) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - OCT 30, 2003
I’ve gotta tell ya, this beer pours dark as the Abyss, with a massive creamy and frothy lite caramel colored head. The aroma is all chocolate malt, well maybe a pound or two of toffee. The flavor is a plethora of malt, more chocolate, more toffee, notes of peat, coffee, almonds & walnuts, but a little hop to back it all up. Truthfully I’m really impressed! This is far closer to a sweet stout in my books, a bit bland, but damn tasty!
FLY, you shouldn’t have, but you did, so THANKS!!
I would probably give this a much higher rating were it not for my being anything but a brown ale fan. I seem to be able to distinguish when one is a good one from discussions with other fans of the style. I would say this is a pretty decent one. GreatSatanUSA (107) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2003
Deep brown in color, creamy, nutty, malty, tasty. A solid beer, you won't go wrong with this one. TChrome (1472) - North Richland Hills, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2003
Very nice palate for a brown ale. None of the thinness that seems to plauge so many dark beers. Beer pours rich hearty dark brown with big tan head that is retained. There is nice lacing. Aroma is definately earthy and smokey. Flavor is roasted/smokey with nice full mouthfeel and a spicy/dry finish. Very good brown ale.