Iphonephan (5541) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 12 oz bottle at Ketch 55 in Avon NC. Pours a clear root beer brown with a thick tan head. Nutty mode. Flavors of toasted nuts and caramel. Slight bitter finish.
Sledutah (6545) - Utah, USA - OCT 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of toasted malts and nutty. Taste is toasted malts. nutty and chocolate
joeneugs (5269) - Livermore, California, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. can. It pours a pretty dark brown color with some dark orange at the edges and a disappearing khaki head. The aroma is sweet and fruity with some hints of bubblegum and mild notes of root beer. The flavor is more toasty with some nuttiness and pretty aggressive hop bitterness. Very simple and a little on the sweet side, but it does have a decent toasted, bitter finish.
jgb9348 (5432) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep brown coloured body with a thick, three centimetre tall tan head, rather soapy as well. Aroma of nuts, pecans, earth, malt, caramel and some walnuts in the mix as well - very nice and strong. Light-bodied; Strong nutty flavours of pecans, peanuts and light malt with a rather sweet and almost sour note showing some very subdued earthiness and a hint of grape flavour as well. Aftertaste is very much on the lighter side with the fruits coming out more than an earthiness and a little light sweetness coupled with some dry, oaky flavours is noticeable - interesting. Overall, a very odd brown ale that is very much on the light side of the spectrum with a lot of nuts and malt in the nose but almost nothing noticeable in the taste and finish - very light and airy throughout with not at all a cloying flavour. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Crystal City Wine Shop (12th Street) in Arlington, Virginia on 22-July-2014 for US$2,09 sampled a block away in Washington on 16-September-2014.
bnwokedi89 (106) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 30, 2014
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2014 Reminds me of Newcastle Brown ale with just a bit more story behind this beer. Not as heavy as a traditional brown ale can be but still heavy in its own right. I won’t be buying this beer again primarily because I am not really into brown ales.
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jsquire (4039) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown beer with a sticky tan head. Dusty grain nose that brings to mind dry dog food. Sweet malt taste with some buttered burnt toast, brown sugar, and dried apple notes. A bit of sweetened chocolate in the finish. Okay brown.
dliberto (216) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - AUG 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drank from the bottle. Aroma consists of caramel, nuts, toast, and copper. Taste is caramel with a slight chocolate flavor. Mildly bitter beer with a medium body and moderate carbonation.
BrettTaylor (725) - Radford, Virginia, USA - AUG 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from tap. Pours a rich brown with red highlights, creamy off white head - leaves a lot of lacing. Aroma - subtle, but malt and chocolate are there. Taste - chocolate, malt, subtle hops, nice finish. Really nice brown.
shrubber85 (9943) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Light ash and chocolate malt aroma. Dark chestnut with light tan head. Sweet milk chocolate and mildly bitter herbal hops. Body a bit light. Good - on the hoppy side.
devman171 (1221) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUL 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft pours light brown. Aroma is sweet toasted malt and light pine. Taste is similar with a medium body and mild finish