beernovice39 (3120) - Montana, USA - JUN 20, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can pours a dark hazy copper with a thin off white head. Caramel scent. Taste is caramel with a bready bitterness and a hint of nuts.
Rustyham (1722) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2011
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Sample at a tasting at IlliniSmitty’s house. Another disappointment from Alabama. I really wanted to enjoy this, but I could hardly finish my sample glass. Basically dirty water. And I loved their special stuff that was brought to the East Nashville Beer Festival. I guess I’ll stay away from their main offerings.
pete4999 (1039) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can, courtesy of my man Gilly...thanks. Pours a clear brown with minimal head. Smells of coffee, with a surprising little hop note in the background. Nice and sweet in the taste, goes down very easy. A good, drinkable brown.
Ibrew2or3 (6854) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 1, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can pour courtesy of Jeremy. Pours dark copper with explosive tan head. The aroma has mild notes of cherries and lemon. The taste seems improved over what the nose was delivering with some malts, roasted malts, a touch of nuttiness and some faint earthiness too. It ends with some acidity and a lemon/lime like quality.
Sledutah (4669) - Utah, USA - APR 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared by someone at the SLC tasting, thanks. For the life of me I can’t remember if this was a can, bottle or growler
Appearance: Slightly hazy brown with a huge off-white head and good lacing
Aroma: Lightly tart, citrus, toasted malts and nutty
Taste: Toasted malts, nutty and some light tart fruits
Nice and easy drinking
douglas88 (5939) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can thanks to someone at the tasting. Pours a dark murky brown color with a medium grey head. A sweet citrus hop aroma along with more traditional toasted malts in the nose. The flavor is certainly a very hoppy Brown ale; sweet citrus and pine, toast and light chocolate. Very nice. Drinkable.
nickd717 (3480) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 4, 2011
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
12oz can thanks to sommersb on BA. Whoa, beer explosion and glass full of foam. They carbonated the hell out of this one. The beer ends up being a medium brown with not great clarity. The aroma is nice, with nutty notes, caramel, and toast. That’s where the positives end though. The flavor is nutty but seems a little oxidized, with cardboard notes and a slight hoppiness to it. The mouthfeel is just...bubbles. This is the most carbonated beer I’ve ever had. Absolutely ridiculous. Man, this is not good. I believe it’s probably better on tap, but out of the can, they need to go back to the drawing board here.
GTAEgeek (1204) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 3, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz. can. Pours dark brown with a thin beige head. The aroma is roasted malts, slight coffee and nuts. The flavor is slightly sweet and unpleasantly bitter. The palate is medium and slightly astringent. Overall, a boring beer.
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can, no date, but a fresh batch. This is WAYYYYY over-carbonated!!! Pour took forever and the head kept growing and growing. I hear this is just isolated to one batch. Eventually settles down to a light brown cap on a reddish brown body.
Aroma is pretty mild, featuring light bread and toast, some yeast, nutty, grass, hint of caramel, a little fruit. Low to moderate strength at best. Improves slightly as it warms.
Flavor is quite nice, fairly sweet caramel, brown sugar, toffee, bread & toast, nutty, hint of chocolate. Quite a flavorful Brown Ale.
Mouthfeel, after the carbonation bomb settles down, is quite smooth, almost creamy.
Carbonation issues aside, this is a very tasty Brown Ale. Weak aroma hurts, though.
brokensail (10839) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The can was amazingly carbonated, but that could easily have been our fault. Eventually the beer appears under the massive off-white head and is brown in color.
S: There is an underlying green apple note to the beer which sort of mars the experience, but otherwise the nose is good. Chocolate and nutty malts with a nice toffee note to it. Plenty of bread and just a bit of roast.
T: The flavor is similarly affected by the green apple, but the rich maltiness and chocolate flavors are quite good. A touch of roast and coffee, and a really pleasant nuttiness.
M: Medium to full in body with a moderate carbonation.
O: My first beer from Alabama and it was a good one. I look forward to trying more from these guys.