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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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.

TheShepherds' rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
TheShepherds (54) - chapel hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Great write up and really wanted to like this beer but...not so much. We found it to be just a little too malty and sour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
nearbeer (4286) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 30, 2015
650 ml. pours mostly clear deep brown with a thin film of foam. Nose is charred banana, charred grain and spicy espresso. Front tastes of sourish banana, vanilla and dry cocoa. Long finish has nearly burnt toast and earthy potato chip. Near-medium body has a smooth light-medium carbonation and a decent balance. I appreciate the experiment, but it needs more work.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jhp40219 (409) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 6, 2015
Pours a soda brown with a small tan head that leaves a good amount of lacing. Aroma of chocolate, banana, soda, bubble gum, and graham cracker. Taste is bittersweet chocolate, banana, bubble gum, clove, soda, dank citrus hops, graham cracker, biscuit, even a bit of marshmallow. Long malty finish. Medium bodied, slick texture, average carbonation. Good but the yeast strain makes it a little odd. A bit too much banana and bubble gum flavor that throw the taste off.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
Westchesterco (1460) - mclean, Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2015
On draft on the outer banks in North Carolina it is a clear dark amber with a slight head the aroma is chocolate with vanilla and caramel. The taste begins bitter and evolves into a combination of malt flavor that stays on the palate

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Iphonephan (4762) - McLean, Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2015
On draft at Trio in Kill Devil Hills NC. Pours a clear deep amber with an ecru head. Nutty nose. Flavors of toast and a bit of tobacco with a feint hint of cocoa. Slight bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cutitoutdave (67) - - APR 12, 2015
Medium transparent brown with reasonable tan head on draft in Durham. Malty aroma with roasted component, hops. Malt taste is kinda thin but can appreciate burnt, roasted malt and biscuity notes. Significant hoppy and clove aftertaste which I didnít care for. Medium body with average carbonation. A strange brew; couldnít get on board with the hopping and cloves and the malt was too thin for me. Also by the book shouldnít have a burnt/roasted flavor to call it a brown ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
geologyguy (1029) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAR 3, 2015
Wow! Definitely not the smell you expect from this beer! It is like a banana-y hefeweizen, I love the deception! Reddish hue, taste is a bit like a hefe mixed with an ale....unique but not great, maltier with very light hops on the finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (4424) - Indiana, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Rated on 02-27-2013 at Fullsteam Brewery. This draft beerís appearance is a small tan head that mostly diminishes, transparent ruby body, no visible carbonation observed, and a good amount of lacing adorns my glass. The aroma is chocolate, caramel malt, hints of vanilla, and some banana. The flavor is chocolate, malt, sweet, banana, and vanilla. The mouthfeel is light carbonation and this beer is light-medium bodied. This beer is quaffable and is a beer I would drink again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zizzybalubba (1642) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 25, 2014
22 oz. bottle from Total Wine, Triangle Town Center, Raleigh, NC. Pours brown with a foamy khaki head. Cola-like aroma with hints of chocolate and graham cracker. Taste is as advertised; reminds me of sweet cola, graham cracker, and chocolate. Nothing spectacular, certainly not mind-blowing, but decent. The overall score of this is at 50 as I am making my review. That seems about right.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rdixon77 (1606) - Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Just okay chocolatey brown. Clear cola colored. Nutty aroma and a watery chocolate taste. Very thin mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swoopjones (7008) - 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

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