ads135 (2955) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This deserves a better rating than it has. Not traditional in that it has a lot more hops than usual, but it only adds to the appeal. Tried at the brewery in 2014.
tmongoose (1283) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sampler poured a medium brown with off white head. Nice nut brown aroma with medium dark malts and a hop presence. Flavor was quite good nice nutty flavor with a hop crispness. Overall this one was one of the better ones.
DrSilverworm (6366) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taster on tap at the brewery. Clear dark red color. Thin khaki head, leaves good thicker lace. Great chocolate, nutty aroma up front. Medium-plus body, big and full for the ABV. Smooth, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Nice flavor again, like hazelnut or marzipan or something. Moderate bitter taste, light sweet. Tasty brown ale!
JStax (2980) - 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 (9681) - 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.
douglas88 (6010) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear light brown color with a medium white head. A light nutty and sweet brown malt nose. The flavor is smooth, clean, light coffee, nutty toasted malts. Good.
WVHouseofBeer (814) - 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 (7594) - 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.