altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - NOV 13, 2016
On tap at Bethesda. Brown body with medium head. Nose is malty, chocolate, toasty. Some hops. Well-balanced. Sweet and toasty in the finish.
b3shine (9072) - Indiana, USA - NOV 7, 2015
Draft to taster at the Cincinnati brewpub. Looks good for the style; a translucent dark brown with foamy light beige head that slowly but steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells malty and nutty alongside a bit of toast. Tastes like it smells with a slightly bitter medium-light to medium-bodied mouthfeel. Not bad, but forgettable. maxwelldeux (4374) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - OCT 30, 2015
Draught from the Cincinnati Rock Bottom. Pours a rather dark brown color with a moderate light brown head on there. Nose has a fair amount of toast and caramel to it. Taste is heavy on the toasting side, with a bit of roasting coming through. It’s a little bitter, but with a nice refreshing crispness. DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 7, 2014
8oz on tap at Rock Bottom Cincinnati. Labeled 6%, 30 IBU. Dark brown, near black color. Thin off-white head, leaving good thicker lace. Geez, this is dark... Looks like a stout, and has a similar body. Medium plus body, good chewy texture to it, kind of creamy. Lighter, kind of crisp carbonation. More dry finish. Some roast malt, big nuttiness, good chocolate. Moderate sweet taste, light to moderate bitter. Pretty solid, full-bodied brown ale. Better than expected. Good dark qualities to it. MadRobin (2988) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JUL 24, 2014
On tap at Rock Bottom in Bethesda, MD, where it was served much too cold for the style.
Clear, dark rosewood color with a small khaki head and good lacing.
Aroma of lightly roasted malt, caramel, nuts and a little chocolate.
Taste of lightly roasted malt, mild chocolate, caramel and a light citrus.
Light/medium body and medium carbonation.
An innocuous ale once it warms. An inferior one at the temperature at which it was served.
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Chudwick (3314) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Draft in Cincinnati - a slightly hoppy brown ale. Malty and roast with slight citrus. Sweet with semi complex bitterness. Surprisingly good. esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Dark brown with a thin brown head. Aroma of mildly roasted malt, caramel and mild nuts. Taste of darker malts, caramel and nuts with a metallic finish. Semi-sweet and ok at best. DruncanVeasey (8260) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2012
Sampler at Rock Bottom Campbell, CA, 31/08/12. Dark ruby frilled with beige. Coffee, chiccory, slight coal aroma. Good, sweet, lightly-dusted taste with a distinctly English feel; mocha, blackcurrrant hints, ash and coal smoke. Good. BeerandBlues2 (13695) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 7, 2011
Tap at Bethesda. Pours clear brown with a medium, fizzy beige head, short retention with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (chocolate, toast, nutty, caramel), light hops (woody), and light esters (fruity) with notes of brown sugar and dates. Medium body and carbonation, low warmth with a sweet finish. Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2011
Reviewed from notes. On tap at the Rock Bottom in Bethesda, MD.
Pours a moderate brown color with some caramel coloring to it. The nose brings forward a moderate amount of sweet malt and a tad bit of brown sugar. Some light fruits and toffee there as well. Hints of roasted smoke. Good flavor with some sugary sweetness and some roast. Moderate body with lower levels of carbonation. Pretty good flavors but nothing really carrying them through.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 10-24-2010