PGHbeer77 (565) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. Bottle. Great brown! The only weakness was the aroma, which was a very fain dark chocolate scent. Other than that, solid on all accounts. Dark brown pour, like weathered leather, with a white head. Medium bodied, creamy texture. Chocolate and toffee notes in the taste.
maxwelldeux (2722) - Spokane, Washington, USA - APR 10, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a good thick beer. Pours with a thick head, and is nigh impossible to see through. Slight chocolate and roasted flavors.
mwbrady12 (469) - Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAR 24, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Mild chocolate aroma and amber-black appearance with easy drinking flavor and comfortable mouthfeel.
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SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Old archive rating: pours murky brown with beige head. Aroma of subtle chocolate, light grain with hints of toast. Flavor is much the same with a light sweetness. Light body with high carbonation. Overall, not bad!
nickd717 (3400) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Dark chestnut brown in color with a one finger light beige head. Nutty and roasty aroma with a hint of milk chocolate. The flavor is nice, mildly sweet and chocolatey with toasted bread notes, caramel, and nuts. Very balanced. Medium-bodied with an average carbonation level. Overall definitely in the upper quartile or so of brown ales I’ve tried.
burg326 (2772) - Florida, USA - FEB 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle pours a nice brown color with some amber highlights. Aromas of dry roast, malt, caramel, molasses and sweet bread. Flavors are much the same, decent little brown ale, and wouldn’t mind trying more brews from these guys.
devilben02 (252) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This one looks gorgeous in the glass, with a warm, reddish, deep-but-still-translucent medium brown color and capped by a thick, foamy, tan head that clings to the glass after every sip. The aroma is also thoroughly enticing, with a dry, bittersweet chocolate character and a bit of minerality. The flavor is likewise only slightly sweet, with only a slight bready sweetness creeping into the mostly dry, roasty, chocolaty profile. The flavor is also a bit grainy and astringent, however, especially in the aftertaste, which detracts from the nice balance of flavors. The light body and light carbonation helps it all go down smoothly, though.
Cybercat (2787) - Georgia, USA - JAN 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Strong, malty aroma has notes of yeast, cinnamon and caramel and just a hint of molasses. It pours a somewhat transparent warm brown with a fairly thick and fine-bubbled tan head. Flavor does not quite live up to the aroma, having malty, caramel and cinnamon notes but a bit of a metallic tang and a bitter undertone that is not hoppy. Texture has average body and only a little fizz. Well, maybe this bottle came from a not-so-hot batch. A decent ale nonetheless. Give it a try.
rangerred (788) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JAN 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a clear dark brown with a one finger tan head. Head retention is fairly good.
Smells of milk chocolate and roasted malt. There is a hint of coffee along with a slight nuttiness.
Tastes of moderately roasted malt along with milk chocolate. The nuttiness in the smell comes through in the taste too along with some coffee. A moderate amount of bitterness towards the end helps balance out the sweetness. Finishes with a slight alcohol note.
Overall a well put together brown ale that is not too sweet and has decent bitterness. Glad I was able to try.
KajII (755) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JAN 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. The pour was a hazy medium brown with a large (2-3 finger) white rocky head that pretty much lasted throughout and had some fair streaky lacing.
The aroma was of a dark roasted malt, an earthy hop and a light leathery yeast with notes of milk chocolate, a mild coffee odor, a touch of caramel and a bit of nuttiness.
The taste was nice and malty and a bit nutty with a hint of chocolate in the beginning and then a pronounced hoppiness took hold with hints of coffee and maybe a little brown sugar towards the end. The flavor hung around for an average amount of time after the swallow letting the hoppy malt taste linger for a little while.
Mouthfeel was just about medium in body with the texture being quite creamy and a tad dry with an almost prickly carbonation.
Overall a fantastic Brown Ale that had just the right amount of bitter sweetness and a surprising hoppiness at the end.