JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Total Wine, Durham. Cheapíun. Kudos for the p00tzy label! Not a style I generally freak about but this was a surprisingly nice English style brown. The heavy dose of pecans complements it well but also accentuates the modest hopping, giving this one a balance and depth that I enjoyed.
OldGrowth (2982) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - AUG 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint at Tylers Apex..good aroma, sweet, nutty. Chocolate, nuts. Coffee. Clean dark Orangy brown color, nice head, faded quick. Minor lace. Sweet roasty.flavor. medium body, smooth mouthfeel, roasty, sweet finish. Nice brown ale , solid in aroma and flavor. Aroma best part, but barely so. Nice rich scent, flavor goes from sweet to roasty. Winner.
jcartamdg (2525) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep brown with no head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and caramel. Taste follows with hazelnuts. Rich an complex, nice brown
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Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUL 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Always excited to see new offerings from OHB in bottle form. Bottle split and shared with a friend. Poured into a pint glass. Best by Jan. í13 marked on the side.
Pours a tawny mahogany with a thin beige cap of froth on top. The nose is dry with notes of pecans shells, wood, brown sugar, toast. Thereís a good amount of bubbly pop to this one, which isnít the most pleasant. Slick though, so it drinks easily enough. Semi-sweet flavors of toffee, graham cracker, crushed nuts. Not bad. The pecan aspect comes through more in the nose than the flavor, but I like where they went with this one. A decent drink.
Full disclosure though...this is one of the worst labels I have ever seen.