Malty_MacHops (640) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - JUL 4, 2013
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
First off, I most likely had a bad/old bottle. The label was just "Brown Ale" not the current "Ka-Bar Brown Ale" designator. Thus the slight sourness was likely abnormal.
Malty aromas with notes of dark bread, brown sugar, and a touch of smoke. Deep, deep brown (bordering on black) with no head. Some of the malt characteristics, with a slight sourness akin to a Flander’s Brown ale. Medium to medium light in body with a slightly tart finish.
doboy (413) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - MAR 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ka-Bar is a good brown ale. Poured with a minimal head, but it soon laced on the edge. Malty aroma, not too strong. Color was a ruby-brown, very nice. Taste was malty and nutty, with a great aftertaste. Very soft and mild in the mouth. I will be drinking a lot more of these!
TURDFERGUSON (3878) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Shared by Whitney and a rep for the brewery. Nose is light sour malt, lightly nutty, brown sugar, semisweet cocoa. Flavor is similar. Lightly bittersweet finish.
eRock_2013 (144) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A nice brown ale, roasty and malty. Not much hop presence that I distinguished, but that's not a negative point. The aroma was actually the highlight for me, strong and flavorful. Appearance was very dark brown, not much head but good lacing. A bit too light-bodied, but still enjoyable. Seems like it may be a good food-pairing beer.
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emacgee (3797) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep amber brown with a murky quality and ruby tint. One or two fingers of light tan head. Nose shows a nice round malt sweetness and subtle earthy, toasty, and grainy notes. Flavor has a touch of minerality and acidity to it. Malt character is a touch dusty with notes of cacao. Light acidity/carbonation.
icehawk (831) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JUL 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with off white head. Nutty, malty aroma. Good flavor in a medium body.