Ratman197 (15480) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2007
On tap @ Hopyard Pleasenton poured a clear reddish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of carmel, toffee, cocoa, light fruitiness and a hint of nuts. Palate was light bodied crisp and slightly tart. Flavors of toffee, cocoa, nuts and light metallic with a crisp finish. Hawksfan17 (890) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 20, 2007
Pours dark brown with a thin brown head. Smells of toffee and caramel. It changes suit with the flavor and is very rich and nutty with a sweet and somewhat watery finish. Saarlander (1920) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - APR 1, 2007
My second try at this one, first one was infected, this one isnt. Pours dark brown with a large head, lots of carbonation. Some roasted malts, with slight nuttiness, nothing too good about this one, Overcarbonation ruined it. DocLock (11112) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2007
Bottle. Deep brown pour with 1-finger tan head. Aroma of brown sugar,m caramel malt, almonds. Tastes caramel malty, nutty, brown sugary, not too sweet, with some finishing figgy fruits. bhensonb (15871) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 21, 2006
Light malty aroma, perhaps a hint of chocolate. It’s that malt aroma you found in chocolate malts! Deep reddish brown color with a monster persisting head. This may be unpasteurized. Thin mouthfeel. Starts with malt, goes to a very roasty toasty malt. Not a whole heck of a lot of hop here, but it’s tasty.
mjg74 (3191) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUL 7, 2006
Bottled. Slightly brown in color. Large head. A hint of chocolate. Not too good. Overly carbonated. robertjm (897) - Albany, California, USA - JUN 19, 2006
Somewhat thinnish brown ale. No heavy mouthfeel. A "lawnmower" beer for someone that wants a dark ale rather than a pilsner. GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - FEB 2, 2006
Nothing really good or bad about this beer. Aroma was probably it’s strength which was nice. Notes of brown sugar, black walnut, toasted grain and some caramel were present. Appearance was dark brown with a bit of redness to it near the head. Mouthfeel was a little thin, which I didn’t care for. Flavor was of roasted malts, but muted somehow. Hopes were barely there and it finished smoothly. Not bad, but nothing to make me buy again unless I’m stuck in the snow and this is all they have. henry3r (586) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - JAN 7, 2006
The bottle poured a clear dark garnet colored beverage with an average frothy light brown head that was mostly diminishing and left good lacing on the glass. The aroma was a complex balance of hops and malt. The malt was dominant, roasted and nutty with notes of caramel. The hops made only a light presence. The body was medium with an oily texture and lively carbonation. The flavor started off lightly sweet and bitter at the same time. The finish was average in length, slightly bitter and had a slight alcohol warmth. AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 26, 2005
Pours dark brown with a small offwhite head. Something that quickly became apparent about this brew is that it has a very porter-like quality to it. It’s like a mild porter but very thin body. Not your typical brown ale.