MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 11, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2003 Deep clear brown in color, has a small off-white head, nice fruity, nutty malty aroma. Mild nutty and sweet malty flavor, has a nice crisp hop bite in the finish. Somewhat of a watery and thin mouthfeel, not bad and pretty much average for the style.
Huhzubendah (2615) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at the source. The beer is chestnut brown with a thin, light beige collar. The aroma offers some sweet, fruity notes atop a light malt bill. The flavor is decent, albeit a bit to sweet. A bit more bread and malt character would serve this beer well. Decent beer, and easy enough to get through a pint, but this could stand a few improvements.
keith0718 (377) - Kansas, USA - JUN 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice brown. Decent caramel malt flavor. My first Flat Branch beer. Impressed so far. Delicious.
PhillyBeer2112 (2528) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very brown, with a ruby tint. Mild chocolat and roast aromas. Dry, chalky on the palate, with some chocolate, and maybe some spices, like cinnamon. Also a molasses component? A little on the thin side.
Burrobuns (83) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - APR 27, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice dark color with very thin head and almost oily looking once the head fades. Taste had the raisin flavor that is used in a lot of the dark/sweeter flat branch beer (one that I do not enjoy). Tasted malt and a little toffee flavor too, but no real nutty flavor. I was disappointed, but still a decent beer.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Date: February 25, 2009
Appearance: hazy dark amber, fine dirty white head, scattered lace
Aroma: sweet chocolate aroma, nice nutty character, light caramel sweetness
Flavor: sweet caramel and chocolate flavor, nice and nutty, light toast, just a hint of earthyness for balance
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
jcnielsen (2187) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at Flat Branch. Pours a brown color with white head. Nutty, malty, roasty flavors. Decent brown.
AbbeyRoade (354) - Missouri, USA - AUG 11, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This was a decent brown ale. Slightly nutty roasty malt flavors. Nothing bold really shined through on this drink. Just average.
adnielsen (9247) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2010
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Tasted at Flat Branch Brewery in Columbia, Missouri. Medium brown appearance with a dark malty aroma. Body almost like a stout but still has nutty characteristics.
jandd1983 (2588) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 16, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
It poured a brownish color with a small head. The aroma was of malt and mild hops. The taste was sweet that expanded into a hoppy malty flavor.