KajII (777) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JUL 9, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2011 Bottle. The pour was a clear dark brown with a small (less than 1 finger) tan foamy head which dissipated soon after the pour and had fair lacing.
The aroma was of a roasted caramel malt and a sweet yeast with a hint of chocolate, a mild roasted coffee and had a slight sweet nutty presence.
The taste had a nice rich maltiness to it and was a bit sweet in the beginning and pretty much the same throughout with a hint of chocolate, coffee and a mild nuttiness at the end with the flavor lasting quite a while after the swallow letting the Chocó-coffee flavor linger for a decent while.
Mouthfeel was smooth and creamy in texture with the body being about medium and had a mild carbonation.
Overall definitely a good tasting brew, easy to drink and had a nice lingering aftertaste. Just right for the Brown Ale category!!
AKORN (125) - 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 (268) - 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 (144) - 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 (1427) - 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 (103) - 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.
rondphoto (1775) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAR 2, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
@ Whole Food Markets / Asheville NC --- Clear brown with a 1" head, sprays of lace. Taste is margarine and malt, not very appealing. Stays with the opening until a lightly bittered finish rounds things out. Very ordinary, not nearly as well done as the common brown ale. Not recommended.
scotchzombie (315) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark cola brown with visible carbonation at depth and a thick and creamy light tan head. Big lacing. Aroma is biscuits and toasted malts. Taste is sweet chocolate malt into burnt roasted grains. Some notes of buttery caramel and nuts. Pretty well-carbonated. A solid English-style brown ale.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
BeerandBlues2 (9356) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Barley’s - Asheville. Pours clear dark brown with a small, fizzy beige head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is roast and chocolate malt, dates and figs with earthy hops. Flavor is dark malt and fruits, medium hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Strykzone (4781) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Glass at Barleys in Asheville. A lotbof red in the dark brown. More that is typical. Not a lot of aroma at all. Fruit is tasted with earth. Light molasses. Everything is light here. This would be a good intro beer but there is n
Just not enough going on for me.
jtclockwork (7897) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours brown with off white head. Nose and taste of caramel, toffee, nuts, light smoke and molasses. Medium body.