Malty_MacHops (640) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nuttiness is predominate in the nose accompanied by caramel and baked bread. Medium to chestnut brown with a decent off-white head. Sweet with just enough bitterness to balance. Medium bodied with a sweet nutty finish.
radio_nowhere (1217) - Maryland, USA - AUG 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft sample at Cedricís Taven at the Biltmore near Asheville, NC; clear darker brown color with off-white head. Aroma notes of roasted malt, caramel, toast and some nuttiness. Taste adds some more nutty sweetness with some earthy bitterness. Light-medium body, moderate-low carbonation, creamy with light sweet roast finish. Pretty solid brown ale, enjoyed.
suprchunk (2673) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mahogany pour. Creamy off white head. Plenty of lacing. Slight roasted note atop malt. Dry malt flavor. Slight sourness. Crisp. Little roasty.
ben4321 (4840) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: Draft at the Biltmore, 1/1/15, My 100th Brown Ale Rating!
Aroma: The nose is light, sweet malts, toast, some caramel, and some nutty notes
Appearance: Pours a mostly clear brown color with a decent sized head and medium lace
Flavor: The taste is clean and a little sweet, malty, with a good balance from the light bitterness
Palate: It drinks very nicely, with a clean and smooth mouthfeel, and a nice finish
Pretty nice example of an English style brown. It isnít an out of this world beer, just a clean, drinkable, enjoyable one. Thereís always a place for that.
rondphoto (2942) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - NOV 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Marshall Hutcheson for bringing this back from North Carolina --- Clear amber brown color with a 1" rocky beige head and a broken curtain of lace. Aroma of caramel malt - quite appealing. Taste is clear malt with just a bit of caramel that grows as it enters the palate, showing molasses and a bit of hazelnut. On the swallow, light bittering enters, keeping everything properly aligned. On one hand, a simple brew. On the other, an outstanding Brown Ale that Iíd be willing to drink every day.
kaser (4193) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft pour at the Biltmore at Cedrics. Brown with white foamy head - like a guiness head. Slight nutty aroma. Taste is a sweet smooth carmel spicy and mildly nutty. I like this.
LiMuBai (220) - - AUG 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep caramel color. Malty taste and aroma, moderate body with a light bitter finish.
italarican (1526) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUN 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Cedricís Tavern at the Biltmore Estate, brewed by Highland. Clear nut brown pour. Sickly sweet caramel malt, some toffee and chocolate, with decent centennial type hops to balance the finish.Not bad.
OldGrowth (2936) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - MAR 28, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pint at Cedric s tavern. Ok aroma sweet. Earthy, cocoa. Clean orangy browncolor. Good head and lace. Sweet flavor. Medium body smooth creamy mouthfeel. Sweet finish. Fine brown ale.
zoucrew102 (909) - - OCT 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thanks sevenhokie! Malty, nutty aroma with caramel notes. Pours medium brown colored with a tan, thin head and good lacing. Great brown ale. Strong nuttiness followed by sweet caramel malt to start. Finishes smooth with a touch of hops.
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Strykzone (5627) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle from a friend. This is clear and kind of cinnamon colored. A tan head has good retention. Nice lacing. Carbonation floats visibly up from the bottom. An earthy and nutty aroma. The flavor begins with a little hop bite up front. Light bitterness and citrus and noble hop notes. Nuts and rich malts. Earth. This is fairly well balanced but is a little light on the flavor. A spicy hop aftertaste.