They have a variety of sized glasses and prices ranging from $3/ half up to $6 for any premium beverage. Small samples are available for individual purchase or a flight of 5.
Aroma: Malty sweet and rich with a distinctive english character in both the grain bill and yeast/ fermentation characteristics. Yeasty and bready with a dried cranberry raisin ester. These esters become even more apparent while tasting, in which aromatics can be pushed back through the nose after swallowing. I detected a light off-aroma/ odd character that I cannot trace back to anything specific - could be diacetyl. Hops present earthy notes.
Appearance: Displayed a very thick tan head with great retention for such a small sample glass. Another somewhat dirty glass for the brewpub. Beer is otherwise clear and deep red brown in color.
Flavor: Matches well with the aroma description as the nose becomes more sensitive to different attributes in the flavor. Hops are minimal, lending an earthy and semi-dry finish/ aftertaste. Malts push through each stage of the palate and are balanced by hops in the aftertaste. Still, the emphasis is on the malts.
Mouthfeel: Serving temperature was a bit warmer and was great for distinguishing esters amongst other aromas. Its moderately-light body could actually be a little fuller for the style. Carbonation is mild as well. A distinct slickness suggests a light amount of diacetyl. Some creaminess which I prefer for this style. Overall a smooth, easy drinking ale.
Overall Impression: Perhaps a good sodium chloride content could contribute to the roundness of the beer. I found it to be a very approachable beer with a malt emphasis that goes down smoothly. Not aggressively hopped like American brown ales. Fuggle hops could be the theme here again. I noticed at this stage in the sampling my palate is beginning to wear out already, perhaps due to a lingering hangover. Hangovers will always alter perception - for me it usually causes more drying and I am especially heightened to notes of alcohol, which my body clearly does not want.