mike67 (821) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at The Liberty in Charlotte. Pours dark brown with an off-white head. Aroma is of toasted, nutty malt, prunes and plums. Light, smooth, quite thin body. Taste is of some toasted malt and some dark fruit. I’m not impressed with this brew.
beerme31 (513) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - NOV 30, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours very dark brown, thin brown head. Aroma is strong chocolate like a brownie. Also some basement aromas. Taste is mild sweet roasty chocolate. Medium body, higher carbonation, mildly bitter lingering fizzy finish. Overall an OK brown ale.
Bart (2939) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 28, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown to black coloured beer with a small off white head and some little carbonation. Slightly roasted malty to almost chocolaty aroma. Medium to full palate. Finish is malty, chocolat roasted with a light creamy ending. Nice taste but misses some character.
Drake (8779) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served on draft at the brewpub, 4/6/11. Pours a clear dark red color with a medium sized creamy tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of nutty, chocolate malts with a leafy hop finish. The taste is caramel, nutty notes, chocolate and leafy hops. Medium bodied.
jtd6628 (357) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good beer. Easy drinker. This beer represents the brewery well. Meaning they are good a producing drinkable beers.
emacgee (4096) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark copper brown with one finger of light tan head. Nose shows chocolate and roast with some sweet grain and leafy hops. Lots of chocolate in the flavor, interesting brown ale.
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reviewed from notes. On tap at the brewpub.
Pours a chestnut color with a light tan head and a small amount of lacing. The nose brings some light toasted malt, caramel, and a bit of a nutty characteristic. The taste is pretty tame, with some bread, caramel, toffee, and nuts. Feel is good with adequate carbonation. Nice and smooth. Drinks well enough, but nothing special. Fairly sessionable.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 10-29-2010
Aurelius (4322) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mild toast and light caramel aroma - nice, but subtle. Poured from a growler retrieved by LuckyDog from the brewery. A bittersweet cocoa bite, not overly hopped, toast, some caramel and nuts. Effervescent, but with a solid mouth. Long roasty finish with just a hint of creosote. A decent session brew.
TomDecapolis (4524) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAR 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep brown with amber notes and a medium creamy/bubbly off white head. Aroma of nuts, toffee, caramel and hints of chocolate. Flavor of the some. Getting some metallic notes. But overall a nice brown ale. I would hop it more...but this is a solid version.
devilben02 (279) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours from the bottle with a deep, ruby-tinted brown color beneath a big, billowy, sticky tan head. The aroma features a wonderful caramel sweetness, but also a bit of toasted nuts that give an indication of some substance beneath the sweetness. The flavor doesn’t quite deliver on the suggestions of the aroma, but there is still a pleasant combination of light, sweet caramel, a little coffee and milk, and a bit of earthiness. Unfortunately, the fine, prickly carbonation does not complement the smooth, sweet flavors, and it even distracts and drowns out the flavor to some extent. Overall, this beer makes a great first impression, and if not for the texture, I would want to have another right away. Even so, this is still a nice brown ale that I will likely come back to.