Ratman197 (14822) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 22, 2006
On tap @ Thirsty Bear poured a clear reddish brown with a minimal amber head. Aromas of toasted malt, light cocoa and a hint of nuts. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of sweet malt and cocoa with a smooth lightly sweet finish. SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 5, 2006
On tap at the brewpub. A reddish amber beer- not brown. No aroma. Has a chocolate flavor. The sourness is very strong. Light on malt in the body. marcus (10222) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 2, 2006
On tap at Thirsty Bear. This brown ale poured with a short off-white head that dissipated quickly. The flavor is a bit thin but tasty, with a malty finish. Like Newcastle with a bite. Oakes (17664) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 21, 2006
Dark amber colour. Light nutty aroma. Strange - some very sweet almondy, molassey character but some astringent roast in there as well. Neither element is all that appealing and together they don’t work at all. omhper (25095) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2006
Draught at the brewpub. Nut brown. Neutral aroma. Sweet and roasty with syrupy mouthfeel. There are some pleasant roasty malt and the finish holds light licorice-like hoppy bitterness, but it’s just not firm enough. The malt profile needs some work.
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2005
On tap, at the brewpub. Dark brown, small tan head. Smells like toast! Toasted nutty brown aroma - nice. Really nice nutty brown taste. Lingering sweetness. A little watery, but otherwise solid - an excellent brown ale. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 18, 2005
Clear copper body with no head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, nutty, chocolate, light cherry. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, nutty, cherry. Watery, flat light body. PorterPounder (7961) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2005
On tap at the brewpub in downtown San Francisco. Has a light brown head with decent lacing. Light copper appearance. The aroma has a bit of a sweet sugary essence to it. Some chocolate in the flavor with an enticing bit of smokiness. Smooth palate. Very decent. willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - FEB 25, 2005
02.18.05 Palish brown with wispy head. Light roast, light sweet, no assertive qualities, no substance to body, lingering cardboard. Ech. Lubiere (13898) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2004
Tap. Red copper ale with a rich roasted malt aroma. Nice light nuts and malts with a nice hoppy finish. Light bodied but well balanced. (June 2004).