AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - SEP 9, 2004
Tap. Reddish brown, strong roasted coffee aroma. Something like a little brother of their stout. Dark malty notes throughout., some chocolate. Mild effervescence, some soda flavor in there. cherr (162) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 29, 2004
Nice dark brown color. The smell is of roasted malt. The taste is of sweet roasted malt and possibly a hint of chocolate. OVerall good beer. flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - DEC 27, 2003
Clear orange/brown color with a creamy off-white head. Faint hops and malt aroma. Crisp, slightly hoppy flavor with toasted nut and brown sugar. Fairly dry finish. loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - DEC 27, 2003
On tap at the brewery: Deep golden orange color with a very light tan head. The aroma was full of coffee, nuts, and chocolate. The flavor was extremely nutty with a huge coffee grounds character in the aftertaste. Crisp and slightly thick feel. Oristo (67) - Orinda, California, USA - JAN 7, 2003
A few flaws: weak dissipating head and no lacing, no real nose when it came to the table. Good rich malty taste and soft finish.
jazz88 (2677) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 3, 2002
Tap. Brown to slightly ruby color. Good malt and caramel flavors with some nuts. heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - MAR 28, 2002
Average brown ale, some burnt caramel. Rather uninteresting. joet (2604) - Wilsonville, Oregon, USA - JUN 24, 2001
Looks like there’s some nitrogen in there -- tiny bubbles. Much lighter bodied than what I remember -- thin batch? Tastes a bit wet. Some snap to the hopping. Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 27, 2000
Caramel and malt nose, fair hop crispness, nutty and nice. A very good brown ale, good with most food.