SSSteve (3773) - - JUL 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. clear brown with a quick foamy beige head. nutty flavor with brown sugar notes. aroma of brown sugar. lightish body. nice caramelized brown sugar note in the finish. very nice. solid.
phaleslu (6509) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle from jbrana- thanks again, Justin! Pours a deep brown-amber color with a small beige head that settles into a ring and film. Aroma of toasted malts, nuts, brown sugar, caramel, and chocolate. Flavor of nuts, tea, toasted malts, wet tobacco leaves, and a hint of apple. Light-medium bodied, with a toasty, leafy mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Good brown.
BrewDad (4996) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Craft Brewers Conference 2012
Dark brown in color, clear with a thin head. Nice dark malt flavor easy finish good hops and malt flavor.
rangerred (926) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JUN 9, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a clear dark brown with a one finger tan head.
Aroma of caramel, coffee, cocoa, along with some toasted malt. Really a nice roasty character with this beer.
The roasted characteristics continue into the taste. Some cocoa and coffee up front with caramel in the background. Toasted malt and maybe a little pipe tobacco. A light bitterness emerges towards the finish with a slightly sticky mouthfeel.
Overall, a run of the mill brown ale that doesn’t really stand out from the pack. Although it is fairly refreshing and a local brew that I would probably get again sometime.
dwyerpg (4566) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 14, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A pretty nutty aroma; brown color. Decent. Some maltiness, sweet and a bit sticky but not too bad. Finishes too sweet for me.
weitz15 (382) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 8, 2012
2.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Almost no aroma, off-white head, light roasted flavor with a dry, lightly carbonated finish. A little generic if you ask me.
DrinkEmUpJones (1062) - Georgia, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear red brown color with thin white lacing. A lot of roasted nuts on the aroma. Smooth and creamy mid palate with a nicely sweetened finish. Great example of a nut brown.
nearbeer (3733) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 3, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. Clear, deep copper-brown, with a lasting half inch of meringue. Big aromas of dark-roasted nut and earthy bittersweet chocolate. Flavor is the same, with some graham cracker and a hint of caramel apple. Nice finish of char and prickly green herb. Medium body is soft and smoothly carbonated, with a great balance between the caramely malt and the touch of hops and roast. Almost an old style English porter; excellent brown.
beernovice39 (3125) - Montana, USA - APR 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Dark brown with a tan top. Scent is roasty, coffee and chocolate. Taste is coffee and chocolate.
peteinSD (1377) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 21, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Sean - thanks! Pours a clear, medium colored brown with a scattering of tan foam. Aroma has a nice roast quality followed by light tobacco and perhaps some minimal bitter hops. Taste is a very enjoyable mixture of roasted malt, tobacco, nuts, supporting bitterness from the hops, and the slightest tinge of malt sweetness after the finish. Excellent transition among the different components of the flavor. Mouthfeel is clean with some bite from the carbonation. This beer really impressed me with the focus and precision of the roast/tobacco character and the supporting hop bitterness. Excellent beer.