KajII (799) - 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.
N3lson1 (405) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drank this at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport on tap poured into an odd rocks/pilsner glass... Pours a nice magohany, brown color with light beige head. Aromas of roasted malts and a flavors of roasted malts a good beer!
Barreras (1176) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - MAY 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep chestnut brown color with a true nut and malt aroma. Taste is clean, simple, but yet complex. Flavor of brown malt, chocolate, and coffee. A slight hint of sweetness, caramel,and , molasses. This beer was very enjoyable with light bitterness in the aftertaste and good overall smooth flavor.
ibrubeer (178) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ RDU Indigo. Low aroma, a little sweetness. Dark brown color, white head, dissipates quickly. Taste is pretty sweet. Didn’t notice any hop bitterness. Med bodied. Overall, a pretty good American Brown. Not really my style.
tightslice (330) - Redwood City, California, USA - APR 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from Whole Foods Market in GA. Aroma is sweet, toasted malts, chocolate. Taste is a touch of hops with a nice malt underbelly. Very balanced...reminded me of something (anything) from Anchor
cutitoutdave (65) - - APR 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with tan head from draft. Malty caramel sweet aroma with notes of raisins and plums. Peppery hop bitterness. Fairly full bodied with medium carbonation. Nice beer overall complex flavors and drinkable.
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hershiser2 (1328) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pours brown with a large off-white head. Smells of sweet malts, alcohol, and leaves. Taste is sweet malts, nuts, and banana. Yum.
Theydon_Bois (12078) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Keg at Jack Of The Wood, Asheville, 16/02/15.
Chestnut brown with a decent light beige covering.
Nose is toffee, biscuit, light chemical notes, cocoa powder.
Taste comprises biscuit malt, toffee, nutty, light fruit rinds, cocoa rub.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a light bitter trace.
rdixon77 (1440) - Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Old rating. Pretty standard brown. Nutty, some fruitiness, some milk chocolate, pretty sweet. Okay.
Tmoney99 (11684) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Poured a clear dark brown color with an average to large frothy tan head that mostly lasted with very good lacing. Moderate toasted malt, nuts aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium toasted sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. This is a good brew.
cards04 (2151) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
For an often boring style.. This is pretty good. Thanks shrubber85. Aromas of milk chocolate, coffee, and caramel. Nice sweet caramel and coffee flavors with a finishing hop bite.