chriso (7365) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Natty Greenes, Greensboro NC on 13 July 2006. Chestnut brown colour. Nutty and borderline dry. Just a touch of caramel and a lick of dusty hops. Malt is more toasty than sweet caramel. Relatively firm mouthfeel. Not usually a style I’m too keen on but this was a decent enough example.
brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle - Pours a dark brown with a medium tannish head. Solid lacing throughout the duration. Aroma is caramel and toasted malt along with some earthiness. The taste is earthy malt, caramel, roasted nuts and brown sugar. Light-medium bodied, medium carbonated, mild finish. Easy easy drinking.
Ulfada (257) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 7, 2010
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a very dark brown almost black. Light off white head. Decent lace. Flavor is a slight fruit sweetness. Somewhat boring run of the mill brown.
ChainGangGuy (4375) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 23, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Best When Served By: BLANK. I’m sure it’s fine, though. I’m sure of it!
Appearance: Pours out a clear, dark brown body with a bubbly, light beige-hued head.
Smell: A malt, chiefly nutty nose, though there’s plenty of chocolate, caramel, and light roast to be found as well. Meager dehydrated dark fruits beneath the maltiness. Again: nuts.
Taste: Where I found the aroma to be largely nutty, the taste was mainly of chocolate powder. Supported by additional malty influences of sweet dark caramel, toasted nuts, and a splash of mellow coffee. Light raisin-like fruitiness. Subtle earthy hop character with a light hint of clean bitterness. Finishes smooth, sweetish, and with more of those fine malt tastes.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: A pleasant, tasty, low-alcohol, malt-forward brown ale. Were I to have regular access to this, I’d keep it in steady refrigerator rotation.
cmc619 (409) - California, USA - NOV 22, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The state of North Carolina has brown ales figured out. Another fine example, this pours a deep brown with a thin-medium head that dies quickly. Aroma is light. Flavor almost delves into stout/porter territory, but keeps mouthfeel/smooth carbonation of a brown. Unusually sweet finish--maybe too much. Duck-Rabbit and Carolina Nut Brown still win, however. Highly drinkable.
craftbeerdesign (2175) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
tasting on 11/20/10. brown pour with a slim off white head. sweet nut aromas with hints of dark fruits. light body with a sweet candy nut flavor. roasted malt finish.
JaBier (4887) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear brown pour with a medium tan head. Aroma of grainy malt, caramel and some roast. Caramel malt sweetness with a bit of roast on the back end.
dlovell2 (777) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Natty’s. Pours brown with amber tint with tan head. Sweet roasted malt aroma. Hints of grass. Sweet malt flavor with roasted flavors. A little molasses flavor.
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 19, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Natty. Pours a amber almost brown thin head. aroma is buttery again, decent toffee, light roasty chocolate nuttiness. Flavor is grassy, butter, roast, chocolate, a bit of tootsie roll. Flavor is a bit weak but ok Brown Ale.
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Pours a generally clear dark cola brown with thin white head. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of nuts, maple syrup, caramel, brown sugar, slight booze, honey, some light spice. Flavor is sweet and malty with notes of burnt wood, caramel, honey, nuts, brown sugar. Generally light to medium body with a malty finish.