And I’ll spoil the surprise: This is simply one of the best brown ales I’ve ever had. They got it right in spades.
Appearance: Nice clear brown—ruby when held to the light. Head is thick and tan. Totally subjective, but it looks like what I’d expect a brown ale to look like.
Smell: Light chocolate-coffee-caramelized sugar, brown sugar. Roast grain.
Taste: Yum! Sweet roasty malt, licorice, caramel, chocolate, roasted coffee beans. Sweet. Hops are oily yet clean and complement the malt nicely.
Mouthfeel: Medium body and very drinkable… creamy thickness.
Overall: Simply unbelievably good. I will be going back for more.