sloshgator (512) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2012
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Saying this average brown ale is an "11" (meaning better than a 10) is overstating it a lot. Caramel and roasty aromas are there. The 11 is light brown in color with a head that pours nice but dissipates quickly. Taste is sweet. The 11 goes down smooth. This is a decent session beer but nothing remarkable. The 11 is a nice change of pace if you get it at a good price, or something different to serve at a party.
youdictategood (256) - Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2012
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Single bottle, Total Wine. As has been pointed out, this is brewed by Shipyard now. Amber pour with a small thin head. Malty, grainy aroma. Malt and bitter chocolate in the flavor with a really dry, coppery aftertaste. Tastes more like a black lager, really - in a blind test I wouldn’t peg it as a brown ale. Not something I’d be inclined to pick up again.
pumpmaster (1196) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
3 ounce sampler at the Grovetoberfest Miami beer festival 10/13/12. Not bad.
fluffy (1847) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
by Shipyard, not Native. a kinda bland, mildly skunky brown ale. seemed off balanced and thin. meh.
chickenflea (350) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
An average brown. Some nuttiness to the taste. Malty but with some metallic notes that appear after warming. Texture is watery. Color is on the reddish side for a brown. Good head and retention. Fair lacing. Average aromas strength but with nothing offputting. Low carbonation. Keep working at it Fresh Beer. It is nice to see you available in more locations.
drowland (6569) - Georgia, USA - JUL 2, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
7/2/11. 12oz bottle. Clearish dark amber pour with a big khaki head that fades fast. Horrifying dusty chocolate aroma like a melted chocolate bar left under sweaty feet all day. Slightly sour chocolate flavor with dust and a huge dose of metal. The body is ridiculously light. I wish this damn brewery would cease to exist.
Aurelius (4524) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This now appears to be brewed by Shipyard. Seedy, cereal, dry malt aroma. Clear, tea-brown with a small beady head. Good label. Lightly sweet, fairly hoppy, a little alt-like. Light body. Decent enough. New Leaf Market, 12-oz longneck. Enjoyed at Beer:30 on a Friday afternoon.
Ratman197 (10538) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of cocoa, carmel and light nuts. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of cocoa, carmel, light cola and a hint of nuts with a crisp lingering cocoa finish.
Ibrew2or3 (7252) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ FBGBF ’010. Pouring crystal clear ruby red amber with light tan head and spotty lacing. It is a good looking beer. The mild aroma is sweet with a touch of caramel, a little bit of toffee and maybe a hint of butterscotch and some nuttiness. The taste is modest starting with dry roastiness sliding into mild nuttiness and them becoming a bit roasty with malts and some caramel sweetness around the edges all mixing into the finish.
jcwattsrugger (11315) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 8, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
@FBGBF-12oz bottle-pours an off white ring for a head and copper color. Aroma is roasty/peat-medium malt. Taste is roasty/peat-medium malt, secondary earthy hops.