If you're looking to "the other side of dark" that inexplicably draws people to Newcastle, and you don't have the taste for the bold hops and bitter flavors that truly good ales have to offer, this may be the ale for you. Nothing spectacular, but one thing's for sure, I could probably drink this all night long. OK, I could have several before I fell asleep in my own drool, but that has more to do with age and parenthood than capacity for beer. I'd probably go for this over Newcastle, but that's more out of a desire to spend money domestically.
Reviewed: October 23, 2004