emacgee (4585) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clean soft brown pour with ruby highlights and thin wispy tan head. Nose is lightly nutty/biscuity. Clean flavor with lightly toasted and earthy malt. More on the dry side than sweet side. Touch of bitterness on the finish.
TURDFERGUSON (4042) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Beer Study. Brownish, no haze, amber with a small ring of off white lace. Nose shows some roast and malt upfront; notes of coffee, hazelnut. Similar flavor with a much lighter body than expected.
NachlamSie (3229) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint at City Billiards. Pours a cloudy amber/brown. The aroma is mild and malty with notes of earth, berries, apples and caramel. This is medium bodied. Inoffensive and drinkable, this has some leafy hops, fruity hints and a bittersweet, almost earthy finish. Hard to pinpoint as a brown ale, with it’s lack of "toasty" qualities.
DiarmaidBHK (4151) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours brown from tap with a finger of khaki head. Slight hint of malt on the nose. Bigger caramel malt on the tongue. Clean finisher.
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - AUG 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Pisgah. Dark brown, light tan head. Aroma of sweet malts. Flavor of roasted malts. Nice toast, very well balanced.
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery pours brown color with light tan head. Aroma is almond and caramel malt. Opulent mouthfeel. Flavor is slightly nutty and finishes somewhat dry. This is a typical brown and was nice.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at mellow mushroom Asheville. Muddy brown pour, khaki head and spotty lace. Nutty aroma. Creamy up front with chocolate nutty finish
Butters (4038) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at mellowmushroom asheville. Grat clear brown pour with fair off-white head. Roasty, chocolate, toffee, very nutty. Great nut brown ale.
Drake (11499) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Served on draft at Barley’s in Asheville, NC. Pours a clear deep brownish red. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of light roasted malts, raisin and chocolate. Taste is dark malts, raisin, subtle citrus, chocolate and subtle hop bitterness. Medium to full bodied with a creamy texture.
jrob21 (3395) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 24, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from a growler. This is full of your requisite nutty character and caramel malt flavors. Aromas of crystal sugar and a bit of toasted wheat grain. Caramel sweetness in the flavor. Very nice example of an underappreciated style.