woodychevy (464) - - DEC 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Part of Local Flight at Craftmen Taphouse, Charleston. Really solid for a brown -the style stuck in no man’s land. Pours nice brown, not much head. Suprised how much the coffee notes come through, but nice earth, roast and chocolate in there as well. Medium mouthfeel. Hint of spice from the rye. Somewhat off flavor/ dryness in the finish. Decent, especially for a brown.
jtclockwork (9070) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours brown tan head. Nose/taste of coffee, cocoa, rye and earthy chocolate. Medium body.
rbrazell (1702) - Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Coast. Deep brown pour with a frothy tan head. Chocolatey aroma with roasted nuts, snappy rye spices, coffee, and cocoa nibs. Flavor is similar with a rounded body that boasts more chocolate, toasted rye bread, caramel and coffee. So good and so drinkable.
DiarmaidBHK (3597) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Greenville Beer Exchange. Pours coca cola brown with a thin khaki head. Some solid nutty notes on the nose. Ryes kind of muted on the tongue but the nuttiness is strong. Finishes clean. Solid!
phaleslu (6905) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Charleston Beer Works. Pours a deep, semi-cloudy amber that leans brown and has a beige head that leaves a sheet of lace. Aroma of toasted malts, rye, earthy hops, and chocolate. Flavor of cocoa powder, rye, nuts, toast, dry leaves, and plastic. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a toasty, dry, plasticky mouthfeel. Odd beer but good.
burg326 (3981) - Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle poured a dark brown color, aromas of nuts, light chocolate, caramel, and some toast. Flavors are the same as the aromas. Decent brown ale overall.
ben4321 (4253) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: Draft at F.I.G. Restaurant, 12/8/12
Aroma: This one has a nutty and chocolate malt nose to it, with earthy notes too
Appearance: Pours a brown color with a red hue, and a long lasting head heavy, and coating lace
Flavor: It has a roasted malt flavor, some nuts, and a later medium-plus bitterness
Palate: this beer has a medium-plus body, a creamy feel, a soft carbonation, and a dry finish
I found this too be a really solid, well-made brown ale. It drinks quite nicely, and has very nice components to it. Solid stuff.
Monkeyboy (12) - Newnan, Georgia, USA - NOV 30, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow! Opaque rich brown color with nice brownish head. Wonderful malt and molasses smell. Really fantastic taste of roasted grains and malty goodness with the perfect sweetness. The best brown I can remember and one of the best overall beers I’ve ever had. Can’t wait for them to increase their availability so I can get it in my home state.
Reynolds314 (2487) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 29, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber courtesy of ERNESTO987! This one surprised me a ton. Aroma of milk chocolate, rye, piney hops, coffee, and toast. Taste is very smooth, roasty and complex with a great lightly bittered hop finish. Sweet, smooth, hoppy, roasty, and really the best brown ale ive ever had.
Ernesto987 (4071) - Arizona, USA - NOV 24, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2012 Growled from CBX, big and roasty and rye flavors. Good hoppy finish. Malty and roasty. I’m a big fan