RateBeer
overall
49
50
style

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our tribute to the Southern tradition of an RC Cola and a MoonPie. We brew Working Manís Lunch beer with biscuity malts, vanilla, and chocolate nibs from Raleighís own Escazu Artisan Chocolates. We then get a little zany and brew with a German Weizen (Weihenstephan) yeast strain to lighten the beer up and impart estery banana and clove notes. The dark beer for íround the year!
Availability: year-round, 22oz bombers at our tavern and select markets, including the Durham Farmerís Market. 5.7% ABV.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (13242) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Draft. Hazy brown color, medium tan head. Aroma of roasty chocolate. Taste is light malted milk balls. Easy drinking.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (11636) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Draft. Crystal clear copper body with small off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange, caramel, light chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, orange, some chococaramel. Sticky light-medium body.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (8981) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2012
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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (8741) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 10, 2012
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
phaleslu (6807) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2010
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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swoopjones (6201) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2014
draft at the brewery, Durham, NC. Light brow/cola pour. nutty, light chocolate notes, a tad watery. OK

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2011
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 Iím 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

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thedm (4971) - Fort Wayne, USA - FEB 27, 2013
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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4138) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 21, 2011
Draught @ Aliviaís. 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? Didnít seem like 6% and it does say low alcohol

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 24, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Interesting that this ale, too, has been redescribed and recategorized. Itís 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.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50