woodychevy (326) - - SEP 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2014 a decent brown ale, overall. am somewhat suprised that it scored as high as it did here, but perhaps i am hung up on the style. I am probably more inclined to enjoy a light porter than a brown ale. no explaining it. had on tap at Lillys pizza in durham. pours a transparent brown with a bit of lacing on top. mouthfeel is light but taste is reminiscent of darker beer- chocolate, earthiness, malt. some hops but have to sort of close your eyes and use your imagination. actually paired decently with the mushroom pizza- all that earthy goodness working together. good. enjoyable.
6/24/2014 On tap at Ben’s Tune up. Better than I remembered. And one of the only brown ales I will happily drink a pint of. Nice deep brown color with red hues. Nice weight to it as well- like a light porter. Still a bit sweet and malty, but some hop presence balances it out. Really good for the style.
devman171 (878) - 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
Patrickctenchi (3401) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear, ruby-brown with a thick beige head.
Nuts, mild chocolate scent.
Taste is chocolate malt, slightly bitter nuts, wood.
Malty with a pretty nice leafy bitter.
geologyguy (631) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUL 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Darker aroma, taste similar, very malty, no hops...very smooth like water! Good beer!
PorterPounder (5340) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Asheville, NC - Bruisin’ Ales - 12 oz bottle. Pours a deep chocolate-like dark brown with a bubbly off-white head. Aroma has some light chocolate accents, some nuttiness, a touch of licorice. Flavor is pleasantly sweet with some cocoa accents, a touch of licorice, a hint of molasses. Mouthfeel is a bit on the starchy side, but not a major detractor. Decent.
pnesbit (93) - Marietta, South Carolina, USA - JUN 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle pour of dark copper with a fluffy off white head. Aroma of deep roasted chocolate malt with a hint of floral spice. Taste of sweet chocolate malt with a hint of spice that play of the carbonation that leads into an herbal earthy hop. Lively med body that dances on the tongue and finishes with a short herbal hop. Overall smooth drinking brown that is light enough for sipping anytime.
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Bacterial (1372) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice looking brown pour with a light tan head. Roasted malt and slightly sweet smelling nose. Sweet malt taste fades to roasted malt and slight bitter chocolate and slight hop bitter finish.
Cdabeers (1) - - JUN 10, 2014 does not count
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
overly malty with hints of chocolate that has been kept wrapped in soiled underwear in the back window of a closed car for the summer in a desert in South America"
jandd1983 (2430) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Tommy Condons. It poured a reddish/brown color with a tan head. The aroma was of nuts and some brown sugar. The taste was a little hoppy for a brown ale with a bitter aftertaste. Decent.
b3shine (5132) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to taster. Looks solid; a transparent brown with ample foamy beige head. Smells of malt and chocolate. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel that’s on the lighter side for the style. A pretty good brown ale.
snoworsummer (1858) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Beer and Bacon. Pours tawny brown with a fizzy beige head. Tastes sweet, malty, like roasted nuts and earth. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like roasted, nutty malt.