aracauna (3084) - Georgia, USA - AUG 2, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice mahagony brown body is topped by a nice, reserved head. The aroma is slightly vinuous with an interesting smokiness that I wasn't expecting. The hopping is very reserved, but still manages to be a surprisingly complex brown.
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 28, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Easily tops their other beers (except for the House IPA) in character and flavor. Very true to style with a pleasing sweetness that's not overpowering. Reminds me of Sweet Georgia Brown from Sweetwater Brewing (although not quite as good).
JMerritt (1796) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at the brewpub at Walt Disney World's Boardwalk. Red-brown in color. Aroma is strong of coffee and chocolate malt. Rather watery mouthfeel is disappointing. Hop flavor is not in balance with the malt. OK, I guess.
Dogbrick (8113) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Part of a sampler: Pours a dark brown color with a medium off-white head. Light lacing. Aroma is light malt with a nutty aspect. Medium-bodied with malt, brown sugar and hops flavors. Finish is equal parts malt and chocolate. Pretty good.
Shag (2603) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 23, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A decent brown ale. A little light on the body but it has a nice nutty flavor with a hint of some sourness. Big River is probably the best microbrewery in this beer wasteland of TN.
brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 23, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light citrusy aroma and flavor with a decent malt background. Finishes with a touch of fruitiness followed by a lingering dry bitterness.
rcibera (5) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2003 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very drinkable. Sweet, but not too sweet. Good, strong taste that doesn't hang around too long.
Aurelius (4171) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2003
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet, nutty and dominated by chocolate malt and molasses. Velvety palate with a medium finish. Slightly hazy chestnut brown Medium bittering. Complex and sweet. Nice fizz. Quite good.
boto (1850) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JAN 3, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A solid brew. Some maltiness in the aroma and flavor. Medium bodied. Not too bad.
obxdude10 (2043) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Exceptionally drinkable, nice dark brown color, soft lacy head, a little hint of maltiness in the aroma, very sweet malty flavors, a little heavy on the malt as far as the balance went, some hints of roasted flavors as well, medium in body, pretty decent brown ale