Cybercat (2772) - Georgia, USA - FEB 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark, semi-transparent chocolaty brown with a fairly thick, if not too persistent, light tan head. Malty aroma has tones of molasses and caramel and a sweet hint plus a touch of hops. Flavor has malty and molasses notes plus hints of caramel, hops and honey. Smooth texture has above-average body and a little fizz. Bad penny? Not too shabby!
blipp (5475) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours amber brown with a beige head. Malty aroma with some toasty notes and a light sweetness. The flavor is generally on the clean side, with some toasty and sweet malts and light floral notes. Pretty good.
DiarmaidBHK (3062) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft at flying saucer. Pours dark brown with heavy brown foam. Not much on the nose. Very faint nutty maltiness. Itís bland. Color me disappointed.
warmsilence (25) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 31, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
poured into glass from 12oz bottle, deep brownish red color with beige head, aroma very sweet like caramel or brown sugar, the taste was similar with a roasted, toffee-like flavor, very drinkable
jtd6628 (357) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 18, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Boring beer. Palate is thin. Taste is first burnt then not enough bitterness to balance beer.
Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 10, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lightly roasted, nutty aroma and flavor. Mouthfeel is lighter than expected, but doesnít detract from the overall beer for me. This is a nice session beer and one of Big Bossí better year-round beers.
adavis234 (286) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUN 14, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Reddish-brown pour with a medium head. Light caramel malt aroma. Flavor is a cinnamon and chocolate malt. Crisp and not too heavy. Not particularly memorable but better than many brown ales. Not a bad beer overall, however, and one of several decent offerings from a burgeoning Raleigh brewery scene.
EHouse (170) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 16, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not worth remembering, like most brown ales. Aroma of grainy malted sweets. Flavor is watery brown sugar, toasty toast and a little nutted caramel. Emphasis on watery...
nickd717 (3400) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 26, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Tylerís in Durham. Darker amber-brown in colorwith a small off-white head. Caramel and butterscotch aroma, maybe a very slight nuttiness. Caramel malt on the flavor with a bit of toast and a little butter/diacetyl note. Smooth mouthfeel with average carbonation. This beer is fine I guess, but Iíve had far better in the style.
devilben02 (252) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep, nearly opaque reddish-chestnut brown, with a foamy off-white head that quickly dissipates. The aroma is light and sweet, with notes of brown sugar, milk chocolate, and a mild graininess coming through. The flavor is likewise light and sweet, but not overly so. The same brown sugar and milk chocolate are again found, but a dull, earthy, musty hop character also seems apparent. The body is a bit thin, but this is overall a nice, well-constructed brown.