Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 15, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2006 Sample @ Brewhouse in Phoenix
Medium sweet aroma along with some roasted nut as well. Dark body but add some light and it has an amber color to it. Left some good lace on the small sampler glass. Decent roasted nut flavor with the added sweetness well blended together made this a good brew. Smooth and enjoyable beer.
FlacoAlto (4176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 13, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer is lightly hazy, amber tinged, brown color. It is topped by a wispy tan colored head. The aroma is certainly malt focused; there i sa nice mix of raisin notes, toasted and sweet malt notes, some biscuit type aromas and perhaps just a touch of roast character. Overall the aroma is quite nice.
The taste finishes with a nice nutty note that almost picks up a hint of roast character. There is some caramel / toffee sweet malt notes up front and it is joined by a nice, supporting spicy hop note. This beer is nice, soft, easy drinking, yeat flavorful, Norther English in character, but definitely better than Newcastle.
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 6, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at brewery: This has some hazelnut and roasty flavors, but overall, itís fairly subtle, no, boring; I didnít catch any creaminess in the palate, but there is plenty of astringency. Just not that good.
Andrew196 (1625) - Katy, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma had that caskiness to it along with standard brown ale nuttiness. The mouthfeel was super creamy, but I thought it was lacking flavor. The flavor intensified as it warmed but it was still just a plain old brown ale.