KajII (780) - 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.
dliberto (153) - 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 (472) - 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 (7515) - 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 (941) - 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 (3556) - 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 (675) - 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 (5446) - 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 (1501) - 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 (2) - - 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"