Ocean82 (81) - Virginia, USA - JUN 29, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had it on tap at the brewery. It's a dark brown, darker than expected with a medium head. Aromas of malt, hops, and pine. When tasting the malt comes through first followed by the piney hops with a bit of nuttiness. This brew is very drinkable however despite the appearance and aroma, maybe that's why it also comes off as simple and boring.
keepersj12 (2758) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 12, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice smoky aroma and flavor. Hints of sweet malt. Nicely balanced. Fresh tasting finish. Good stuff.
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ OBBS Pours a good brown with an off white head. The head leaves quickly. Has a good aroma of earty, nuts, and coffee. The carbonation is good. Has a decent flavor of fruits, smokiness, and coffe chcolate. The moutfeel is good. Has a thick texture. A solid finish and good aftertaste. This is a hearty beer with decent flavors.
arventresca (566) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 21, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft at brewpub. I had this but it was called Knucklehead Brown Ale. Smell of burnt almond and coffee. Dark Brown appearance. Taste of smoked almost burnt almond. Some reason this beer tasted super to me. Best beer sample at pub. One of the best browns I have had.
freekyp (1537) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 3, 2007
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2008 Pours a deep chestnut with slight off-white lacing. The aroma was earthy with a sligh dusty overtone, and overwhelming bandaid note, which carried over into the flavor as well. Flawed.
bubbleflubber (1853) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 26, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was brewed under "All Aroun’ Brown". A deep mahogany pour with a small head, retention and lace. A definitive caramel malt nose. Caramel and dark roasted flavors lead into a cherry-nut finish. The mouthfeel is smooth and subtle. Fruit notes really open up as the beer warms. Nice offering here.
Arnie (274) - Chicagoland, IL, Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had this as "All Aroun’ Brown" (Asuuming it’s the same) on tap at the brewery. Dark, deep and rich, with a nose of coffee/chocolate and a heavy finish. Excellent, reminds me more of a porter than a brown ale.
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this one on draught in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. Dark brown and clear pour, with a nose of chocolate, and notes of cocoa powder and some cherry, different but good.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear brown body, short head, good lacing. Aroma is sweet with very slight fresh hop aroma. Caramel brown sugar sweetness and almonds followed by a mostly dry finish.