Tavern Ale poured a dark brown color with a finger width, tan head. The nose is malty, plenty of chcolate notes and some cloying hops. The body is smooth up front, rich and malty with as touch of sweetness. There is a light nutiness with coffee and bitter chocolate notes. The finish takes on a crisp aspect and leaves more dry, bitter notes.
Overall, a very, very good brown ale. The depth is nice, its balanced, and has a little complexity. This is well made and a nice representative of the style. Highly recommended.