1stRndDraught (10) - Birmingham, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This may just be me, but I think this brew is terribly underscored. As a B’ham native it has always been my favorite GPBC product. Easy to find around the local area and a decent price. However, if you like your ales on the citrus or hoppy side, this beer is probably not for you. Nonetheless, give it a try. It is certainly unique for a brown ale.
nearbeer (4716) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 18, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. can. Foggy, chestnut body with a quarter inch of foam. Smells of earthy chocolate toffee, apple, graham cracker and toasted nut. Flavor has lightly tart apple, dark toffee and graham cracker. Hints of wood, toasted pecan, ash and chocolate in the finish balance the big malts quite nicely. Medium body has a mostly smooth, medium carbonation and a delicate balance. Almost seems like a quality Scottish Ale and it’s my favorite of 7 brews from GPBC to date.
Suttree (5928) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 16, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky light brown, with a sizey beige foam head. Smells like, well, a brown ale. Some molasses, some caramel, some chocolate. Taste is molasses, cola, and tiny hint of bourbon. Some piney hops in the finish.
darbeer75 (341) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma: very malty without much else; Appearance: dark amber, clear with thin head; Taste: very malty and roasty; Palate: heavy body with long, malty/sweet finish; Overall: ok
wombat23 (451) - Texas, USA - APR 22, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at The Flying Saucer, Nashville. Brown with an off-white head. A fair amount of lacing. Aroma is roasted malt and nutty, with chocolate and coffee notes. Taste follows nose.
oldrtybastrd (4914) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice light orangish brown color. Aromas of toasty malts, brown sugar, and nuts. Flavor is lightly sweet malts, a little chocolate, and a nice touch of hops, and a nutty finish.
benpickens (475) - Camarillo, California, USA - MAR 23, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear mahogany with compact head; stewed fruits on the nose; nice prolonged finish.
DandyWolfFloyd (1007) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma - light barley malt.
Appearance - the body is a hazy mahogany. The head is beige and around 2". The head settles slowly.
Taste - has some roasted malt, and fairly muted hops.
Palate - medium body, average carbonation, and fairly neutral finish.
ordybill (1234) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - FEB 24, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass. The appearance is a slightly hazy copper brown in color with a large off-white head. The aroma is full of roasted malt with a hint of nuts. The taste is malt with some caramel or toffee thrown in. A real good brown ale
ARH (1104) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can, poured into a shaker. The aroma is a mild, malty caramel with a bit of yeast funk and a light spend coffee bean note. It’s a murky brown (can conditioned?) beer with a tan, soft soapy foam head the exhibits good retention and lace. The taste is a medium sweet complimented by a light bitter. The texture is thin with fuzzy carbonation and a light body. Notes of caramel and espresso are most noted with a finish that’s clean with a dry, hops resin quality. The aftertaste clean and chalky with resin.
TXBadger (2422) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a medium brown color with tan head. Roasted malt, toast, and nuts on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with a nutty note.