Pours clear with a good three inches of thick, light brown foam. Retention is quite good: more than expected, while lacing doesn't exist as the foam is wet a slides with the glass tip.
Aroma is very malt/grain forward as usually expected in a brown, especially English. Sweet, caramel, and nutty. The nut profile is really high but pleasant. Hops don't really come through but the beer seems crisp and clean overall on the nose.
Taste is sweet as expected with a touch of hop bitterness in the finish. But the malt is the show. Chocolate and/or dark malt comes through quickly and adds a nice layer to the beer. Caramel, toffee, grain, etc malt.
A medium bodied beer with enough carbonation to tingle the front of the tongue. Drying a bit and somewhat creamy.
My first Brau Brothers beer as I have heard good things about them. Definitely a solid beer that I would have again. Enjoy!
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