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 doesn’t detract from the overall beer for me. This is a nice session beer and one of Big Boss’ better year-round beers.
bth122 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Ryan's house. Poured a clear brown color with medium sized head. Roasted malt, caramel, nuts, vanilla on nose. Medium light sweetness. Light bitterness. Caramel notes with all light bitterness. Pretty good.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
GTAEgeek (1238) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle. Dark brown, with a reddish hint and a small, tan head. The aroma is nice, light roast, oak, sherry, peat, and floral hops. Sweet and malty, with a light bitterness and some booziness. Medium body, creamy, a little acidic, and malty. This is an excellent brown ale! Nice, mellow nose, and good balanced flavor. Overall an approachable, complex, and delicious beer. I’m impressed!
jsquire (3499) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown beer with a foamy tan head. Roasted grain nose with some brown sugar and nutty tones. Sweet beer with lots of brown sugar, dark toast and some tea flavors. Some dark fruitiness, a hint of spice and some bitter coffee finish it out. Pretty tasty brown.
BucannonXC5 (882) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Boulevard Ales pint glass
From: Trader Joe’s in Ballantyne (Charlotte), N.C.
Price: $1.67 (I think)
Purchased: July 26, 2014
Consumed: July 28, 2014
Poured a dark red, almost mahogany color with 1-to-2 fingers of khaki white head that dissipated pretty quick. Minimal lacing on the sides of the glass. Minimal retention on the top. Light bubbles coming up from the bottom.
Smelled caramel, toffee, roasted nuts, chocolate, espresso and some rye.
Tasted roasted nuts, caramel, toffee, chocolate, espresso and hot cocoa.
Medium body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long, smooth finish.
Not a bad brown ale overall. It grew on me a bit as it went down.
jcnielsen (2182) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a brown color with white head. Nutty, roasty, malty aromas and flavors. A touch light.
AKORN (147) - Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brownish amber in color with a good head. Caramel, malt, sweet, bread aroma. Taste is similar to aroma. Nice brown Ale. Good beer
Evolutionary (285) - Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at chilis in Charlotte airport. Nose is sweet and bready. Vanilla and sweet cocoa like body with a hint of bitterness in there a la an esb. Good but not great.
---Rated via my mouth
firemarshal (168) - North Carolina, USA - APR 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. Clear and brown, rather appealing. Bready malt aroma along with resinous hops. Earthy, woody notes in there as well. Flavor is medium bitter with a woody aged type flavor. Very smooth and drinkable. I would drink this again.
pinkzambia (1505) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 16, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap: clear brown, with cereal malty aroma and a little musty sourness. Light feel with definite English malts and a finish almost similar to an ESB. Not bad, nothing special.
penguinfinity (107) - North Carolina, USA - APR 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark, murky brown. No head, just some bubbles in the middle. Smells sweet. Tastes sweet, hard to place. Very mild and drinkable. A very solid beer.