drowland (5693) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - DEC 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
11/27/13. On tap at Barley’s, downtown Asheville. Brown pour with a small khaki head. Muted aroma, some light roast and dusty chocolate, biscuit. Mild flavor, some chocolate, biscuit, caramel. Extremely average or below.
wnoble (1089) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nose is light chcolate caramel and roast malts. Flavor is again light roast light caramel and medium might malt flavor with toffee. Medium light body and was under carbed.
ClassyBeagle (300) - USA - OCT 30, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
FROM NOTES: July 1, ’12
On tap at the Mellow Mushroom in Asheville.
A: Creamy, nutty, some caramel with faint coffee tones.
A: Pours a dark brown with a thin layer of tan head with decent retention.
T: An absolute malt-bomb. WAAAAY to sweet.
P: Medium bodied with good carbonation.
O: Once is plenty for this beer. I wouldn’t decline a free one, but.....
Cybercat (2775) - Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Comes out of the tap a barely translucent chocolate brown with an average light tan head. Malty aroma has overtones of caramel and cinnamon. Flavor has a malty core attended by caramel, cinnamon and earthy notes. Texture seems on the thin side, and lacks fizz. Still, it’s an OK beer. Give it a fair shake.
nearbeer (3284) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Several pints on tap. Clear brown with a lasting ring of foam. Nose is lightly roasted malt and a hint of citrus. Taste is dry cocoa, light citrus, caramel touches of char and roasted nut. Fairly roasted for a brown. Light-medium body is watery and mostly smooth per style, with light-medium carbonation. Nothing outstanding, but overall a decent and balanced session brown.
bubbleflubber (1638) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Brixx Pizza in Asheville. It pours a dark mahogany into the glass, with a light cap that leaves light lacing down the glass. The nose has roasts, dark esters and farmyard grains. Flavors are roasted, with chocolates and coffee undertones. A dark ester and roasted coffee / grain finish lingers appropriately, turning drier as it progresses. Integrated well, this has a slightly watery body, but still provides a decent summertime pull. Decent brown.
Guyute_Pig (100) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2012
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Draft. Nice brown pour with good frothy head. Nothing else positive to say. Watered down, boring brown ale that has nothing to it.
decaturstevo (4414) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - DEC 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour with tan head and lace. Aroma is light chocolate and toasted malt. Taste is same toasted malt with more chocolate flavor than aroma. Nice choco for a brown. A bit thin and watery but still a nice beer.
beernovice39 (3038) - Montana, USA - FEB 12, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Barley’s. Poured a cloudy brown with tiny brown head. Roasted malt Scent. Sweet roasty taste with a hint of chocolate.
chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Barleys, Asheville on 7 July 2006. Described as an "English style brown ale" but, as a Brit, it’s a bit difficult to know what that actually means these days. Anyway, it’s an attractive reddish brown colour with a thin off-white head. Light roast malt aroma. Quite restrained. More roast malt on the palate with a touch of creamy caramel (but not enough to intrude too much). Smooth, yet firm, mouthfeel. A very decent drop.