Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2009
Serving: 12 oz. bottle.
Appearance: Almost black with small ruby highlights. It has a small, foamy, light tan head. Poor head retention.
Aroma: Very nutty with nice roasted notes and even a hint of chocolate.
Taste: Definitely on the roasty side, but a little thin on the body. Earthy with hints of mineral and coffee. I didn’t get the spicy/citrus hop bitterness they talk about. The flavor isn’t bad, but it lacks a punch.
Palate: Medium carbonation with a medium, slightly watery mouthfeel. Medium-long, roasty finish. Just kind of meh.
Overall: A very average brown ale that is pretty forgettable. You aren’t missing anything if you don’t have this one. Aurelius (5335) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2010
Tea brown, bad clipart label. Dry, grassy, yeasty-graham aroma. Graham cracker sweetness, medium bitterness, light astringency. Blind, I would have guessed that this was a Vienna. Some faint cherry tones in the finish. Medium body. Meh - kinda minor league. On tap, Capital Ale House, Richmond. bsawatzky (153) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2005
a slight nuttiness but overall really lacking in flavor and body. a slight hoppy character as well but no depth. stison42 (318) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 23, 2006
Nice dark brown body. Aroma was a little metallic. Nutty, very similar to their porter but without the chocolaty taste. Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAY 16, 2004
Draft. Virtually no aroma detectable. Medium brown, OK head. Slight vegetal hop bitterness, medium to thinnish malt body without distinctive flavor. Not the best beer.