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.
lobosaintori (89) - - OCT 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
overall a nice beer. one of the reasons brown beer is one of my favorites. very good example of this varietal. pours a nice brown with a thick tan head. decent nutty aroma. taste is reminiscent of a bowl of mixed nuts. with a little touch of lite chocolate. finishes a little bitter.
Leafs93 (1987) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours brown with a small light brown head. Aroma is chocolate, caramel and roast. Taste is sweet with very light bitters. Light bodied, smooth and almost but not quite creamy. Very solid brown ale.
ordybill (936) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - APR 21, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass
Aroma- Has a nice roasted nut aroma
Appearance- Pours a dark brown with a small white head
Taste- Has a nice malty flavor with a good blend of roasted nuts.
Palate- A mild to medium bodied beer with heavy carbonation.
Overall- A pretty good brown ale that should not be passed up.
HourGlass13 (434) - North Carolina, USA - APR 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with an off white head. Aroma is is all malts and roast. The taste is mild with some caramel, and a earthy note. It has a mild sweetness, but not overly sweet. There is a hint of booze in the taste. All around easy to drink and very good brown.
stangger (619) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light roasted malts, mild nuttiness. Caramel, syrupy sweet - overly so for the style. A bit undercarbonated; tastes like it’s slightly underfermented - low on alcohol, high on sugar.
kassner (1468) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really nice with nuts and cstamel. A little more hops than usual. Just a tad thin. Modest head cola color on tap at major on bald head island.
Kyle77 (44) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From site: Made with traditional brewers malt, with a touch of crystal and chocolate malts. Slight nutty undertone, with a mild bite at the end. Hopped with Mt. Hood and Cascades.
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berlinerweisse (10) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 9, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of the best browns around.
Aroma - Chocolate maltiness
Appearance - Deep & dark Brown, slight red hue. tan lacing
Taste - Nuttiness, chocolate, a little roast
Palate - Thick, creamy texture. Full bodied, mild carbonation
drp6 (12) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 6, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very drinkable brown ale, some nutty flavor, not much aftertaste. This and Lonerider Sweet Josey are almost identical and I will reach for either one. Also reminds me of Newcastle, but better.
Beerologist89 (5) - - JAN 6, 2015 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice dark brown lacing down the glass. With beautiful toasty toasty notes.