KajII (800) - 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.
TylerGreenDC (667) - - 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 (283) - 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.
altonbrownd (4817) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at The Hamilton. Nice dark brown body with medium head. Nose of malts, roastiness, nuts. Taste is malts a plenty, sweet, nuts, chocolate and some toffee. Good stuff.
ldcuervo (7) - USA - SEP 6, 2015 does not count
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber to medium dark. Slightly hoppy finish. More full bodied than other browns. Draft is rich. Changed a year ago from bottle to can at local stores and not the same. Mistake. Good overall but suggest Big Boss Bad Penny for local Raleigh brown ale.
PlantCityJax (43) - Plant City, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice brown ale that leaves a smooth chocolate / malty taste on the palate - giving a very nice finish.
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fiulijn (17458) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 6, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Vancouver Craft Beer Week 2015
Brown color with red shades, large compact head. The aroma is a bit yeasty, but the malt flavor is quite nice, a bit of sweet chocolate, not much bitter. Smooth.
jb (2701) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange highlights. Brown yet attractive. Lace and some retention. Grainy malty start almost porterish. Clean and nice mouthfeel. Some body to it. Light finish.
mcberko (11172) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at VCBW Festival, pours a deep dark brownish amber with a medium white head. Aroma brings out toasted malts and toasted nuts. Flavour is quite deep, with toasted nuts, dry cocoa and toasted malt. Well-balanced and actually quite deep for a brown. Nice stuff.
N3lson1 (705) - 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 (1419) - 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.