KajII (782) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - MAY 9, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Poured a clear medium brown with a small fizzy off-white head that dissipated rapidly after the pour and had poor lacing. The aroma was of light toasted caramel malts, a light resin hop and a sweet doughy yeast with a slight hint of coffee. It tasted very mild with a slight sweetness and a hint of caramel at first then became slightly bitter with a strong coffee flavor and had a slight hoppy presence at the finish. Mouthfeel was light to medium in body and watery in texture with a soft carbonation. Overall I would say this brew is just OK, definitely nothing special.
slowrunner77 (1951) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
"Meh. Nothing to write home about here. Standard color and body. Aroma and flavor are slightly vegetal, which just isn’t pleasant in a alty beer, otherwise this is a thoroughly average brown."
wheresyourball (517) - El Cajon, California, USA - AUG 27, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from the brewpub. Brown pour with off white head. Malty, nutty aroma, with caramel. Flavor follows with a dry chocolate finish. Watery mouthfeel.
penstemon (127) - - JUL 12, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22 oz bottle. Pours deep copper with a pillowy light tan head. Aroma is malty with a bit of tart fruitiness, milk chocolate, nuts, earthy/vegetal, hints of toffee and soap. Taste is roasty malt, chocolate, lactic sourness (infected?), some berry, light bitterness. Nice full smooth carbonation, medium body, a little watery. This may have been infected, definitely something was off here.
devilben02 (277) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 19, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours from the bottle with a translucent but medium-dark, reddish brown color and a foamy, sand-colored head. The aroma has a light malty sweetness and maybe a little grassy bitterness. It’s pleasant, but there’s not much there. The flavor has a good bit of roast for a brown ale, with a kind of toasted walnut character, only a little bit of grainy sweetness, and a little astringency that lends to a dry finish. The fine, light carbonation contributes to a thin body, which is good since the beer could come off a bit heavy otherwise. Overall, this is a dry, nutty, and reasonably complex brown ale, but not a standard setter.
Davhgbrew (940) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown color. Malty yet crisp and hoppy brown. More on the hoppy and crisp side of brown, as you would expect from diamond knot. Refreshing and crisp for a brown. Excellent brew.
mcberko (6453) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Craft Beer Market Vancouver, pours a murky brown with a small beige head. Aroma of toasted nuts, a little coffee and slight cocoa. Flavour brings out toasted hazelnuts, a little coffee and slight cocoa. Quite flavourful and really well-balanced. Much better than the average rating would suggest. Good stuff.
AndyW68 (1072) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear brown with red tint and nice light tan head. Aroma is malty and nuts. Taste is roasted to nearly burnt nuts with a caramel back. Nice beer.
MrFecesious (960) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Darby's. Clear brown/dark amber. Aroma of nuts. So many nuts. Hard nuts. And lactose. Taste is roasty nuts, and lactose.
solseeking (1) - - APR 14, 2013 does not count
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bit skunky, medicinal, red berries, almost like a fruit brown, cough syrup, alcohol
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craig220 (313) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a clear dark amber with a MASSIVE off-white head. Aroma is caramel, nuts, grass, toast, and cereal. Taste is caramel, nuts, molasses, herbs and a bitter/dry finish. Easy drinking but nothing special.