slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - NOV 12, 2010
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler. So fucking dark brown w/ a deep khaki head; itís almost stouty. Slight roast & toast w/ dark fruity hints. Stouty. Chewy and beautifully complex, but still very drinkable. Thumbs up all the way.
DiarmaidBHK (3062) - 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 (5174) - 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 (2757) - 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 (3353) - 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 (8) - Newnan, Georgia, USA - NOV 30, 2012 does not count
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 Iíve ever had. Canít wait for them to increase their availability so I can get it in my home state.
Reynolds314 (1879) - 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 (3021) - Connecticut, 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. Iím a big fan
oobawa (626) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Once again, COAST makes me happy to be a Charlestonian. Rye Knot is an awesome brown ale, tossing in tons of rye to the normal mix of roasted malts and hoppy bitterness. The rye meshes well with the flavors of coffee and bitter chocolate, while the dry finish reasserts that this brew is indeed, first and foremost, a hoppy brown. Think of a smarter Dogfish India Brown. (12/2/08).
fear025 (213) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is from a growler.
Aroma:Smells a little malty, some smokeyness, some oak aromas. There is also a little tangyness to the aroma.
Appearance:Dark reddish-brown in color. Light tan head thatís quite tall with good retention.
Taste:Malty, a little caramel, chocolate, toasted malts, hazelnut.
Palate:Medium body with good carbonation.
Overall:This is one of the better examples of brown ale out there, I really enjoyed it.
smith4498 (2793) - Miami, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler at Maltzillaís All American Weekend. Pours dark brown with tan head. Aromas of rye, chocolate, coffee and pine hops. Similar flavors with some nice spiciness from the rye. Medium body with average carbonation.