ausomeawestin (151) - Maryland, USA - OCT 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
aroma of grains, caramel, corn, coffee, vanilla, vegetables. very malty odor. pours smoky topaz with off white head, snake skin lacing, but little of it. tastes nutty and of steamed milk, with notes of cashews, bread, caramel, chocolate milk, oatmeal, seltzer water, minerals, earthiness. palate is a tad thin, but smooth and balanced. very drinkable. overall a standard brown ale, nutty with chocolate milk, but bland and unoriginal.
BrettTaylor (450) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2014
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours with little off-white head. Aroma - rye, dark toast, brown sugar, and a little walnut. Taste - malt, caramel, coffee, chocolate.
coyforce (571) - Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice chocolatey aroma. Pour is a thick black color with a thin white head. Taste is a chocolate malty smoothness.
Roser (16) - Virginia, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance- good looking, dark brown, opaque. Thin (weak) root beer colored head, disappeared fairly quick.
Smell- malt, spice, chocolate.
Taste- a little hop, bitter, gingerbread cookie.
Mouthfeel- light to medium. Thin. Warm bourbon barrel kind of feel.
Overall- a very solid, good beer. Recommendable. I’ve always been a fan of Sam Smith’s Nut Brown Ale, and I think this is better.
Darwenus (528) - Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours dark brown with a persistent ring of foam. I liked the aroma better as it warmed and gingerbread and cloves showed up. But this beer smells better than it tastes. The flavor is a little muted. A little synthetic. There’s just nothing there on the front, but at the swallow there is a little malt and spice.
smaynard6000 (602) - Apopka, Florida, USA - APR 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is roasty caramel and chocolate malt. Drinks like a porter, sweet with chocolate notes. Medium bodied with creamy texture and sweet finish. Quite good.
hockeybeerguy (1461) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance has a dark brown colored body with a two finger white foamy head that dies into the body about after a good two minutes (good pace for dissipation), fair amount of slightly thick foamy lacing that stuck in rings around the glass. It really took a while until the lacing finally slid.
The smell has some roasted nuts in front, with a slightly dark breadiness, malts are there with some light chocolate.
The taste has roasted sweet nuttiness, nutty aftertaste, and a dry finish.
The palate is about a light to medium, fairly sessionable, but here’s the kicker, well, the carbonation seemed a bit harsher than most American Browns, so uh... yeah, probably needs a bit of tweaking.
Overall, other than that, I’d say this is a pretty good American Brown Ale that I would have again.
AKORN (125) - Virginia, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Roasted malt, salty Virginia ham?, chocolate aroma. Very dark amber with little head. Malt, lite bitterness, lite cocoa, roasty and good carbonation. Good beer.
jackl (4291) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
As "Williamsburg Tavern Ale". Keg @ Sedona. The pour’s deep amber with a small head. The nose is smooth berry, cocoa. Brown bread. Nice and mellow. Creamy cocoa biscuit and red fruit flavors. Super drinkable, lush mouthfeel. Well done for what it is.
jrob21 (2463) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nutty flavor with some sweet rock candy flavors medium body and easy to drink. Too easy to drink.