Wine Enthusiast 93 points - A rich, reddish-brown color with a frothy tan head that lingers, this is a classic selection that illustrates how delicious balance and restraint can be. It’s a traditional English brown ale, very elegant and nuanced, offering subtle aromas and flavors of caramel malt, brown bread, dried red fruits like raisin and date and a veritable melange of nutty notes, particularly hazelnut and walnut shells. The texture is creamy and mouthfilling, but the finish is balanced by a hint of earthy hop bitterness, ending dry and clean. (Oct 2013)
Walnut-like color and palate of hazelnuts. Wonderful balance of roasted crystal malt and aromatic hops. Long clean finish.