Dick's Brewing Working Man's Brown Ale had a frothy, cream colored head several fingers thick propped up by vigorous walls of carbonation working through the tea colored brown ale. The nose was certainly distinct, dominated by nuts, highlights of subtle citrus, and hints of chocolate.
Dick's Brewing Working Man's Brown Ale was big and bright on the tongue, with a mineral water flavor quickly fading to semi-sweet milk chocolate and almonds. For such rich flavor, the body was a little watery, and the fade just added a little sweetness without a hint of hop bitterness.
Dick's Brewing Working Man's Brown Ale tastes nothing like any brown ale I have tried, and that's not necessarily a bad thing. This brown ale shares more in common with a light, silky chocolate porter than Newcastle or Moose Drool, but isn't as dark, roasted, or heavy. Working Man's Brown Ale was one of the bigger surprises I've had this year, completely deviating from what I think of as a classic brown ale but bringing something even more compelling to the table.