JStax (2336) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - NOV 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap into a shot glass. Appearance is a dark, translucent brown with a beige head. Aroma is malts and coffee. Taste follows suit. Coffee comes throughout magnificently. This is my favorite of the sampler I got while at the brewery. I would say this is their best by a good bit.
BeerandBlues2 (8444) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Morgantown. Pours clear brown with an average, creamy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cookie, chocolate, toasted), light hops (earthy), and light esters (dried fruit) with notes of dates. Flavor is heavy malt (bread, cookie, chocolate, toasted), light hops (earthy), and light esters (dried fruit) with notes of honey. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation, low creaminess with medium sweet finish.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light brown-red, beige cover. Aroma is sweet, chocolate, caramel. Taste is cocoa, caramel, toast, nutty.
WVHouseofBeer (719) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reminds me of a brown ale mixed with a Guinness. A dark brown body and thin, non-lacing head builds up a weak nose...it may be because the beer is so fresh. However, the toffee, chocolate covered peanut flavor makeup for itís aroma formalities. A medium to light mouthfeel makes the beer good, but not special.
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Enjoyed on tap at the brewery in a sampling glass. The beer pours a deep brown color, with a mild off-white head. Aromas of dark chocolate and subtle roasted malt to the nose. The palate is straightforward and fairly uneventful. Dark chocolate, ash, and a very slight roasty character come through. Bitterness is present, but not to such an extent that a particular variety of hop really shines through. Overall, a straightforward, if somewhat simple, English-style brown.
shrubber85 (6505) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Chocolate malt aroma. Medium brown with small head. Light smokey chocolate toffee malt flavor. Very nice.
hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
DraftÖ Clear, deep, dark copper ale with a mid-sized, creamy, off-white head. Fantastic retention. The restrained bouquet is quite nutty without much else going on. Medium-bodied and lightly creamy with soft carbonation. The roasty flavor leans a smidge toward the bitter side, but is smooth and well-balanced overall. A bit nutty and a touch thin. Finishes crisp and very mildly bitter. A little too crisp and refreshing for the style. Personally, I like a little meat on my brown aleís bones.
bth122 (1026) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear brownish copper. Aroma of hazelnut, caramel, vanilla. Light bitter, light sweet. Creamy texture. Ave carbonation. Not bad. A little water down.
swoopjones (4890) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 2, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lighter to medium cola brown. Milder aroma. Nutty flavor, light chocolate notes in finish. Light mouthfeel.
Could use a bit more body, decent flavor.
ContemplateBeer (1340) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma of caramel, nuts, chocolate and light floral presence. Appearance is amber/brown with sticky tan head. Flavor matches the nose, except that the flavor seems to quickly move to the finish, which is dry. Palate is medium, tacky and very soft. Could have used a little more endurance in the flavor.