I like the nice red lagers that get their color and sweet flavor from the caramel malts that go into the mash, but the dominant flavor at the start of this ale was the chocolate malt that was in the recipe as well. Way too much chocolate. As you got near the end the caramel came out to play, but not quickly enough. It was a decent all-around ale, and interesting with all the flavors, but I was disappointed because I thought it would turn out to be something it wasn't. Which is probably what every girl I ever dated thought about me.
Reviewed: October 23, 2004