bhensonb (15761) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 20, 2008
Bottle from Wine Cellar. Smooth nutty, roasted malt aroma. Dark brown color with ruby glints in the thin spots. Tan head that went up and ringed quickly. Medium body with creamy carbonation. Rich smooth dark roasted malt, with a bit of coffee and chocolate. Think there was some dark fruit before the coff and choc kicked in. There is a moderate amount of hop bitter, but the type is submerged in the c&c. Barring the bitter level, this is very like a porter in character. Tastes really good. Drake (14078) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 29, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2013 Bottle from a dragon pack from Whole Foods in Charlottesville. Pours dark brown with a big head, decent retention and good lacing. Sweet, fruity malt aroma. Big malt taste with hints of molasses. Hops are so subtle as to be almost unnoticeable. 5/4/7/4/12
hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2006
Rerate 1/14/13, Draft at Beer Run. Pours a clear amber color with a medium sized frothy light tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of nuts, caramel, earthy notes and honey. The taste is nuts, grain, caramel, toffee, herbal hops. Medium bodied. 7/4/6/3/12
12oz bottle acquired in trade with The_Beer_God (thanks!). Poured a deep reddish brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of toasted malts, chocolate and nutty. Tastes of toasted malts, nuts, light caramel, with a bitter chocolate finish. shrubber85 (11618) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 21, 2006
Bottle. A very nutty malt aroma. Dark opaque brown with slight head. Smoke and creamy nutty malt flavor with moderate lemon hops finish. A good brew. hopscotch (11246) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2006
Bottle... Clear, very dark crimson ale with a small, creamy, beige head. Mild chocolatey, nutty aroma with good toasted notes and just a touch of diacetyl. The flavor is very well-roasted with moderate caramel sweetness and moderate burnt bitterness. Good balance. Medium-bodied and lightly creamy with moderate carbonation. Roasted, nutty, lightly bitter finish.
DocLock (11048) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2009
Dragon pack bottle. Pours deep brown with 1-finger off-tan head. Nose is roasty dark malt, cacao, nuts, peaty brown sugar. Tastes malty, earthy, with brown sugar, walnut, and cacao in the finish. Nice balance and complexity, and yet another winner from St. George, as far as I’m concerned one of the premier brewers in Virginia, or anywhere else for that matter. 3fourths (9358) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2007
Amber brown color. Moldy cheese and maple malt nose. Slick and oily up front, more coarse grains in the finish. Flavor of maple, bacon fact, light wood. An OK brown ale, nothing spectacular. bytemesis (9240) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 25, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear dark brown with a medium tan/light brown head that dissipates quickly with lacing. Aroma is chocolate and a nutty/smoky note. The taste is smokey; much like a porter in body and flavor, with strong nutty malts and a bit of hop bitterness. All in all a good brown ale. radagast83 (8476) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 3, 2006
Bottle. Nice beer. Nutty, with a caramel flavor. It is okay, very malty, and roasty. Thick, but nice. PorterPounder (8294) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2007
Columbia, SC - Green’s Discount Beverages - 12 oz bottle - part of a mixer six pak. Dark chocolate pour with a sticky mocha colored head. Earthy aroma with some coffee and chocolate notes. Flavor follows the same trends with a heavy presence of earthiness. Coffee, chocolate, fresh dirt - all there - nutty back end. Thickish mouthfeel. Very decent.