maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 11, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2007 Bottle. Rerate in horizontal with the Inaugural Tavern Ale. Dark brown body with a medium creamy tan head. Sweet malty and nutty aroma. Sweet malt flavor, some nuttyness and a touch of chocolate.
Original Rating: 6/3/6/3/12 - 3.0
On Tap at Capital Ale House. Clear dark amber body with a small creamy tan head. Sweet caramel and dry malt aroma. Dry caramel and grainy malt flavor. thehinge (297) - Nederland, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2007
Dark brown poor with an amber head. A little lacing. Chocolate aroma. Tastes more like a porter than an ale. Makes me wonder is this a brewer like Yard’s, doing the colonial brew poorly. It was okay. Drake (14332) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 1, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2008 Bottle from the brewery. Pours dark reddish brown with no head to speak of. Aroma of caramel and hair salon (I guess thats the hops?) Taste is a little metallic, but does have nice notes of honey and chocolate. Not a bad everyday beer. AKORN (221) - Virginia, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Roasted malt, salty Virginia ham?, chocolate aroma. Very dark amber with little head. Malt, lite bitterness, lite cocoa, roasty and good carbonation. Good beer. bytemesis (9524) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 14, 2017
Tap. Pours lightly hazy chestnut, small beige head, decent lacing. Aroma is roasty, a bit nutty, faint smoke. Flavor is very light sweet, light bitter. Medium body, a bit of acidity.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2007
Bottle sampled. Pours brown with an orange hue and a big beige head. Aroma of roast sweet chocolate, and nutty. the flavor is sweet chocolate, roast, and finishes dry. SynergyXJ (510) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2008
Bottle, #377 Brown red pour with decent head. Aroma is earthy and nutty. Flavor follows. Good session brew. brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 2, 2009
Pours a dark brown with a head that quickly disappears. Some earthy aromas along with hops, some fruit and bread. Not a bad taste but rather ho-hum. Not a lot going on with this brew but at least I did not get a soapy aftertaste on this AleWerks beer. Foxbush (2144) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 8, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2017 This is another ale that I purchased at the Alewerks beer store in Williamsburg, VA. The brown ale is a staple of the bars in this area. I am not a big fan. This ale poured with a 1/2 inch head. It had lacing down the glass.
It was smooth a clean finish. A bit on the sweet side. This was the also the 10th Beer of Christmas 2017 One of the better brown ales. atomcow1 (18) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2010
Growler from the brewery. I would never seek this out but it is pleasant and a nice change of pace. Good session beer.