Like Loki, this did remind me a bit a Newcastle Brown Ale, but rather than being “a better glass”, I thought it was a poorer version.
Decent color, but a lifeless pour lacking head, lacing or any kind of carbonation or character.
Certainly some sweet malt taste, but it fades quickly to give a bland drink that didn’t merit any further investigation. Perhaps nearer the source this would be better, but this did not travel well from Myrtle Beach down the coast to Hilton Head, SC.
Update: Came back to this in the same bar (Hinchey’s on Hilton Head Island) six months later to give it another try. This time I got a better impression but it was still served way too cold and it took a good twenty minutes to get any significant aroma and taste out of it. This time I got more nuttiness and a deeper malt character, but this was still a pretty average offering. This is the only bar on HHI that I have seen carrying this. As I have said before, I would like to try this closer to the source.