fidemaster (281) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma was a nutty coffee. It pour a rich dark, black color like your morning coffee but with a solid head. I did not find this beer sweet at all. It was a rich hazelnut coffee, that finished fairly clean. I did not find it that complex, it was an ok beer.
jjuf1853 (1238) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - AUG 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - gift from family after their recent trip to Williamsburg. Pours a dark, muddy brown. Minimal tan head during the pour that quickly fades to nothing once it settles in the glass. Absolutely no lacing along the glass. Aroma has some roasty, nutty notes to it with just a touch of spice. Flavor is moderately sweet up front with some hop bitterness in the finish. Lingering roasted malt notes on the tail end. Nice, enjoyable brown ale.
hallinghansen (2034) - Odense S, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bought in the visitor venter in the old town in Williamsburg, VA. Hazy dark amber body with a small light brown head. Coffee, caramel, nuts, malt. I had no expectations to this beer, but it’s actually quite good.
kidobutai (346) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle. A beer that smells better than it tastes. Short lived 1 finger Brown head, nice whiskey aroma, but the low ABV means it tastes watered down.
tgncc (2775) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUN 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is caramel, nuts. THe appearance is brown, red tinge, thin head. The flavor is caramel, nuts, pine, soap. The finish is soap, sweet, pine. Medium in body, creamy. Decent, interesting.
eaglefan538 (2886) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a dark color with tan colored head on draft. Aroma of chocolate and ash. Flavor followed maybe some licorice. Smokey too. Body was full and lightly carbonated some creaminess too. Nice porter / brown ale.
Braudog (5647) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Taphouse/Queensway. Dark brown and fairly "regular" looking fro an American brown. Nutty and caramel all the way, but evenly spread, quite drinkable and unoffensive. Creamy mouthfeel. The finish is a bit shallow and a let down; otherwise a good beer. (#5341, 11/23/2013)
FROTHINGSLOSH (4909) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Mom brought this one back from a trip to Williamsburg. +++ Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark brown color with faint orange highlights and a medium sized foamy tan head that left a bit of lacing. The aroma was sweet and malty molasses, nut and wood. The flavor was malty, dryish and a bit bitter with notes of wood, nut and pretzel. Medium length bitter finish with lingering wood an nut. Medium body. Meh.
Luvystypotables (622) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mild aroma, not much of a head color of ice coffee great coffee taste good coffee palate.
robgibbens (408) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - SEP 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Picked this up in Colonial Williamsburg. Pours a deep brown, minimal head. The aroma is roasted malt, oats, brown sugar. Nice malty taste that goes down smooth. Great brown ale!
crhensel (138) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a rich dark amber with an aroma heavy in molasses and brown sugar. Like most browns, this was a very sweet but very refreshing drink. Easily one of my favorite brown ales.