TheShepherds (54) - chapel hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2013 Aroma is a bit nutty, taste is nice, not hoppy which we don’t like. Not chocolate, even though it says so. It’s cheaper then Highlands Gaelic and at least a tie if not tastier. Oh and....higher alcohol content for that fun evening! Really, this is a fantastic beer at a great price. Go to beer for us! Update: This has become our favorite go-to beer. Stood the test of time for months now. Great taste at a great price. We’ve had many pricier beers that have left us looking for our Josie. She’s hard to beat.
kramer (5763) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can. Pours a clear dark brown body with a small fizzy light brown head. The nose is chocolaty, tossed, and lightly roasty maltiness with a slight leafy hoppiness. Some lighter notes of coffee and maybe a hint of burnt rubber. The flavor is OK, a little bit of that burnt rubber that I got in the aroma, but it’s not horrible. More toasted and slightly nutty maltiness, fairly heavy sweetness, minimal hops, though there’s a light bitterness on the finish. Medium bodied and on the clingier side with soft carbonation.
HourGlass13 (538) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 21, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours up dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is caramel with some roasted nuts and toffee. Taste is malty and sweet with caramel, roasted nuts, and a hint of dry bakers chocolate. A very good brown ale
jefcon (1604) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown pour, slightly creamy. Chocolate, bready aromas. Spicy (Amarillo?) hop notes. Medium finish and weight.
GIJOE (1077) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - APR 20, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. can from Bob and Sheree’s in Fayetteville, NC. Dark brown pour with a foamy white head. Nose is sweet toffee with coffee and toasted bread notes. Taste is slightly bitter with a spicy edge with a sweet finish. Nice brew.
r464 (2254) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Malty with caramel and some bready grain. Earthy with a bite. A bit of hops that comes through more in the finish.
Luvystypotables (1524) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 9, 2016
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A sweet malt aroma, pours a clear reddish brown color with a short lasting tan well laced head. A sweet malt taste with a watery body and a short lasting malt finish.
BeerViking (3915) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can, very dark brown with a foamy head, sweet toffee on the nose with hints of resin and coffee, sweet bodied with a bit of toasty bread, a light spicy hoppiness, a little burnt cocoa and a sweet caramel hit in the finish.
glennrudy (5) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 18, 2016 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
chocolate, caramel, brown, medium sweetness, medium body, smooth, well crafted beer. My go-to beer when looking for something that everyone will like.
TylerGreenDC (750) - - JAN 18, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Roasty toast aroma. Flavors are of mocha kissed by orange, with a mild suggestion of honey and coffee. The little bits of orange and honey sweetness add wonderful complexity.
Jabah (347) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - JAN 9, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Grabbed a 6-pack of this while in the Asheville area over the holidays. This reminded me somewhat of our Maduro brown by Cigar City here in FL. Malt is a little more roastier and heavier on the chocolate. Almost like a malta. Semi-creamy texture. I would look out for this one again.