UNCCTF (512) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Black with some light barely coming through the glass. Strong aroma and flavor of chocolate and banana, with a sweet finish. Iím a big fan of this one.
Westchesterco (1246) - mclean, Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2015
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
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
Iphonephan (4008) - McLean, Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
cutitoutdave (55) - - APR 12, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
geologyguy (896) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAR 3, 2015
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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
hotstuff (4393) - Indiana, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
zizzybalubba (1566) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - SEP 25, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
rdixon77 (1403) - Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Just okay chocolatey brown. Clear cola colored. Nutty aroma and a watery chocolate taste. Very thin mouthfeel.
swoopjones (6695) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
draft at the brewery, Durham, NC. Light brow/cola pour. nutty, light chocolate notes, a tad watery. OK
Lutz2jm (174) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had at real McCoys on 2-15-14. Good not great............................................. via Beer Buddy for iPhone
TheShepherds (54) - chapel hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.