italarican (1383) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap during a dinner at Wolfgang Puck’s. Aroma has that English biscuit quality to go with mild chocolate notes. Flavor has more caramel than expected, some mild chocolate and biscuit notes holding it up. The food was better, but this went well with everything.
kassner (1313) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was on tap at the Bald Head Island Club. It was quite good for a brown ale as it was smoother than most, with plenty of roasted malts. Cola colored with little head.
50belair (1825) - Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle consumed with Carolina BBQ at the Charlotte airport. This is actually a damn fine brown ale. Smooth malty notes with brown sugar, nuts, and earthy sub-tones. Above average mouthfeel and body.....
Lubiere (9322) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A clear brown ale with a thin mocha head. In aroma, sweet nutty caramel malt with grassy character, roasted notes, OK. In mouth, nice roasted chocolate malt with grassy notes, light hops, not bad. Bottle from Courtyard Marriott Billy Graham, CLT.
icehawk (831) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown, cola color with thin head. Vert nice toasted nut aroma. Nice slightly sweet nut flavor with no bitterness. Medium/light body with thin but lively mouthfeel.
spilledpint (341) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle from Trader Joe’s Chapel Hill
Ar: Moderately roasty aroma with notes of dark caramel and chocolate.
Ap: Pours a very dark brown with a 1" frothy manila head that leaves decent lace.
T: Very strong sweetish chocolate flavor up front, with a bit of dark caramel. Finish is roasty with a mild-medium bitterness.
P: Medium-thick body, somewhat sticky. Milder carbonation.
O: Pleasantly surprised by this one. This is a solid brown.
pras (369) - Maryland, USA - MAY 9, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Beautiful dark brown appearance. Aroma of malt and roast. Flavor is slightly roasted and malty, with a sour note and not a good sour note. Body was thin.
jsmerig (1103) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Taste is caramel malt sweet followed by notes of berry. Dry finish without a lot of lingering darkness or malt.
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drsordr (847) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft pour opaque dark brown. Nose of dark fruit and sweet malt. Taste dark fruit, roast, very smooth. Minimal bitterness and not much length.
HourGlass13 (20) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark deep brown amber color. Its malty and has hints of toffee caramel and a mild sweetness. There is also a bitter somewhat metallic finish, just as the name says. Not bad at all.