The beer pours a deep brown in color, with tints of ruby. There is a short and relatively thin head of off-white to very light beige foam. It does not last long. The aroma is toasted and roasted malt, very nutty, with dark caramel. The taste follows the aromas directly, wonderfully roasted, and nutty, touch of sweet, but then immediately bitter and somewhat dry. The beer drinks easy, but with just enough body to hold up all the flavor, with a stinging carbonation. This is one really nice American brown ale!