Updated Review 08/08
Four months on, and this beer still captures the nutty, malt character of the style nicely. Rich, great brown color and depth and some super red highlights.
Original Review 04/08
One of my favorite styles.
22 oz bottle, $4.99 State Line Liquors. Deep, deep dark brown pour (from a distance, almost black) with a few garnet highlights but even these are on the dark side. Nice head, some lace.
Massive milk chocolate, malt nose.
Creamy milk chocolate tastes mingle with some light colored, buttered toast with honey. Sweeeet. Nutty finish, but VERY light and subtle.
The mouthfeel is a touch odd – it seems to have a little too much prickly carbonation for the style.
Wow! Tastiest brown ale for some time, slightly let down by the mouthfeel for me. Nevertheless, exceptionally tasty and moreish. Shame I only bought two bottles of this on my travels.
Bear Republic Brewing Co.
American Brown Ale