spilledpint (349) - 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.
j12601 (7859) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear copper brown with a thin white head. Sweet toffee and fruity malt on the nose. Medium bodied, crisp and malty, toffee and a touch of sweetness. Soft malt and toffee into the finish. Super malty.
Leafs93 (1880) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a off white head. Aroma is caramel, roast and chocolate. Taste is sweet with light traces of bitters. Light bodied, smooth and slick.
hman43 (602) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - APR 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
It pours brown with a tan head and some lacing. Roasted aroma with toasted and roasted flavors.
rdixon77 (1577) - Georgia, USA - APR 11, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Old rating. Brown ale standard fare. Nutty and bit doughy. No real chocolate or hop presence. Boring but not bad.
cheap (4566) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
From my future son ion law. Aroma is quite malty. Taste is rather obtuse. Yes, malty carries over and its a little annoying. Reminds me a little of nes castle, no?
nimbleprop (5886) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 3, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz pour at Charleston Beer Works, pours a clear brown with some slim head. Nose has brown sugar sweetness, some malt, faint chestnut honey, some dried fruit. Flavor is the same, overly sweet, fig, caramel, some orange. Messy finish.
geologyguy (971) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAR 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smooth malty smell, hoppier than I thought...not bad though, malty finish, waters down with time but improves,
ibrubeer (192) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ CLT Hilton. Aroma of slightly sweet malt. Dark brown color, copper highlights, of white head with pretty good lacing. Sweet flavor, light malt. No bitterness. Fairly high carbonation lends it a medium mouthfeel. Not a bad example of English brown ale.
stangger (604) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep, sticky nuttiness. Caramel malt, thick body. English toffee, a touch of hoppiness. Butterscotch. Underrated.
Youngpretender (15) - Morganton, North Carolina, USA - JAN 7, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Decent English style with bready notes from a nice English Malt finishing with more caramel than brunt notes. The aroma definitely has a basement smell in the best way possible. Definitely sessionable.