Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle from Libation Station. Pours a clear bright dark red with a large frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of dark fruits, brown malts, nuts. The taste is toffee malts, red apple, dark fruits, citrus hops. Thin-medium bodied. Solid beer, exceeded my expectations.
jtclockwork (10463) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at RBWG. Pours dark brown with off white head. Nose and taste of nuts, toasted grain and light pine. Lighter medium body.
jcnielsen (2498) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at aLoft courtesy of travlr. Pours a orange color with white head. Sweet, nutty aromas. Nutty, roasty, malty flavors.
Ferris (7067) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Roast malts and a bit of nut. Cloudy brown with a little brown head. Toasted malts and a bit of nuttiness, A decent if not average brown.
adnielsen (10028) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 6, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @ Beer Fart Dunegeon Aloft. Pours a red violet appearance with a tan head. Nutty pecan candy aroma. Fairly dei. Light paper. Bland toast flavor. Bleh.
EyeAmBaldman (368) - Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not a bad brown ale. Pours clear, dark brown. Aroma is different, almost pungent. Taste has a little bitter bite to it, but overall a decent brown ale.
ads135 (3338) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
This was a pretty middling brown ale. Like a watered down version of Ellie’s Brown. Musty, mild brown sugar sweetness. Tried courtesy of Jay on his trip to Nashville.
rosenbergh (8316) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 28, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at the Blackstone Restaurant, Nashville, TN.
Clear mahogany colour with a small off-white head.
Mild sweet malt, sweetness and nuts in the aroma.
Sweet nutty flavour with malt. Quite tasty.
gregwilsonstl (1280) - Missouri, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Crisp and bitter. Not as nutty as I would have expected. Pretty average. Thanks Erin.
JDW1976 (14) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JUL 30, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: Roasted nut, burnt caramel
Appearance: Dark brown with thin tan head
Taste: Seems slightly more bitter than most brown ales
Palate: Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Seems fizzier than other brown ales I’ve tried.
Not a bad brown ale, but I will probably stick with Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar or even Newcastle, if given a choice.