Travlr (7984) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Hazy brown color, medium tan head. Aroma of roasty chocolate. Taste is light malted milk balls. Easy drinking.
Drake (6497) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served on draft at the brewery. Pours a clear dark brown color with a large creamy light brown head. Decent head retention. Aroma of chocolate, caramel and a fruity finish. The taste is chocolate, tart cherries, stone fruits and a slightly vegetal note. Medium bodied and very drinkable.
GT2 (5659) - Riverslime, California, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Sandwhich in Chapel Hill NC. Pours a clear, deeper cola red. Rockier, creamy head. Sheets of lace. Nose is quite sweet, big sugar, light saltwater/sweat. Taste is decently thick chocolate porter up front finishing mealy apple, chalk, minerals. Odd aftertaste. Similar to Caribbean milk stout.
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Thorpe429 (4844) - , Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to bmanning for opening this growler to start off a recent tasting. Served in a snifter.
Pours near black with a short tan head that leaves behind a tad bit of lacing and has a nice tan collar throughout the brew. The nose is pretty nice with a bit of roast and chocolate plus some mild German yeast characteristics. A bit of banana in there, though not really any clove. They certainly hit their description, though I’m not sure how well it works. The flavor is fairly roasty, though it is pretty light as well. Faint dark chocolate notes throughout as well as a lingering yeast presence. The body is medium with moderate carbonation. Overall, this is pretty good. Certainly unique.
Serving type: growler
Reviewed on: 01-16-2011
thedm (4773) - Fort Wayne, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This draft brew from the brewery poured a head of foamy finely sized tan colored bubbles that were and left behind a transparent golden brown colored body and a fair lacing. The mild aroma was nutty and brown malt. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a mild mild malty aftertaste. The nice flavor contained notes of nutty brown malt and hops. A decent one that I would consider buying again.
phaleslu (4431) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft pint at the brewery. Pours a mostly clear brown color with a small tan head. Aroma of earth, bananas, chocolate, yeast, sweet malts, clove, and leafy, earthy notes. Flavor of caramel and chocolate malts, earth, soda, bananas, and sweet bread. Light-bodied, with high carbonation and a sweet, earthy mouthfeel. This one is all over the place, and not nearly as chocolate-forward as it should have been based on the description.
JCB (3804) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 24, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewpub. Interesting that this ale, too, has been redescribed and recategorized. It’s good that FS no longer identifies this as a stout, as absolutely everyone seemed to find it more of a brown ale (given its fairly thin body, etc.). Clear medium-brown pour with little carbonation. Very modest chocolate notes in the nose, with some hints of the malt profile of the base brown. Was really hoping for more creamy consistency in the body, but alas it was disappointing in this regard. Some cola notes along with the choc, but the flavor too was fairly anonymous.
TURDFERGUSON (3567) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - JAN 17, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Sandwhich. Pours like RC Cola with just a tad more body. Kind of a light bodied brown ale, easy drinking. Chocolate husks are present but not overwhelming. Lacking any sort of direction or complexity. An easy sipper which I guess fits the name if you have some work you gotta get done in the afternoon.
emacgee (3445) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Alivia’s. Sits garnet brown in the glass with ruby edges and one finger of sandstone tan head. Nose shows a light roasty character with notes of toasted grain and chocolate. Some fruity esters coming through and a hint of diacetyl. Flavor is well represented by the aroma in that you taste everything you smell and vice versa. Toasty with notes of semis-sweet bakers chocolate and herbal hops. Is the alcohol correctly listed here? Didn’t seem like 6% and it does say low alcohol
beernovice39 (2778) - Montana, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Dark brown pour with a thick brown top. Scent is caramel and chocolate. Taste is chocolate and fruit.