AndyW68 (393) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear brown with white head aroma of sweet malt, burnt toast and nuts. Taste is the same but adds a caramel sweetness and ends a little watery.
Morey (46) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
APPEARANCE: Pours brown in color, but it’s really more of a reddish-brown when held to the light. It also has really good clarity for a Brown. The head is cream colored, and stood about a finger tall initially, but settled pretty fast. There’s some decent lacing on the glass.
AROMA: Chocolate, Coffee, Toasted Nuts, Tree Bark, and some Earthy aromas.
TASTE: This is where this beer really shines in my opinion. It’s got really nice flavor for a thin low ABV Brown Ale. There’s a nice nutty flavor right up front, but it doesn’t take long before some really impressive chocolate/cocoa flavors start to sweep over the palate. There’s a bit of malty sweetness near the back-end as well. The finish is pretty clean with a touch of coffee.
MOUTHFEEL: At first, the body seems to be a bit on the thin side for the style, but then all of the sudden there’s a powdery chocolate flavor that coats the mouth. Pretty low carbonation.
MOREY’S BOTTOM LINE: This beer was given to me as a gift from a friend who went down to NC. I was pleasantly surprised by this one. I would definitely sip on this beer in the fall if I lived near the brewery. Cheers!
maxwelldeux (2220) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 4, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours brown with minimal head. Is remarkably nutty in both taste and smell. Very interesting and one of nuttier nut browns I’ve had.
Cybercat (2451) - Georgia, USA - DEC 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong, malty aroma has a firm overtone of molasses and hints of brown sugar, caramel and chocolate. It pours a lovely clear cola brown with a typical pale tan head that leaves minimal lacing. Flavor is crisp and malty with a molasses undertone and hints of chocolate and burnt wood. Smooth texture has average body and fizziness, but is still pleasing.
guzzler67 (1434) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sienna brown appearance with a small beige head and good lacing. Roasted malt aroma of chocolate and caramel. Woodsy flavor, with strong notes of chocolate, toffee and roasted grains and subdued notes of dark fruits. Medium bodied, softly carbonated mouthfeel leading to a lingering finish.
kassner (1221) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I liked this Beer and it got better as it got warmer, as the carmel tastes built. A lot of delicat flavors in this brown amber beer with modest head.
EHouse (163) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep mahogany with a light lacing of tan heady goodness. Aroma is fresh baked bread, caramel and a hint of chocolate. Light to medium body, flavor is smooth and balanced: chocolate and bready malt are the dominating flavors with some hints of minerally citrus and a slight earthiness in the finish. Crisp, fresh and balanced, a perfect summer companion. Cheers!
KajII (705) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JUN 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured a clear medium brown with an average sized off white creamy head that was mostly lasting and had excellent lacing. The aroma was of a nutty bread malt and a sweet doughy yeast with notes of coffee, brown sugar and milk chocolate. It tasted rather mild yet slightly bitter with a hint of coffee in the beginning and finished quite malty with a note of chocolate and had a nutty flavor at the end with the flavor lasting only a short while. Mouthfeel was light to medium in body and creamy in texture with a medium carbonation. Overall a nice nut brown, very smooth and easy to drink.
beerme31 (383) - Apex, North Carolina, USA - MAY 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours brown with thin tan head. Aroma of nuts, toasty, and caramel. Good flavor with mild sweetness and nutty finish. Medium body and some lively carbonation. Overall a solid brown ale.
stangger (571) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light copper color, too light for the style. Nutty yeasty malty aroma, some off flavor present. Caramel and nut in the taste. A bit watery.