decaturstevo (5757) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - DEC 19, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown/red pour with very light off white head and lace. Aroma of roasted malt and light chocolate. Flavor is light chocolate with a hint of sweet. A bit thin and fizzy, but very drinkable.
adavis234 (286) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - SEP 20, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a deep, acorn brown with a thin tan head. Malty, slightly woody aroma with a hint of hops but not too much there. Flavor is light and crisp with a a bit of chocolate malt and a bit of a hoppy bitter finish, but much like the aroma there isnít much to it. The best thing about RJ Rockersí brews are their patriotic names.
bubbleflubber (2156) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 6, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draught at the High Country Beer Fest, it pours a nut brown into the glass, with a creamy tan head that leaves window-wash lacing. The nose is nice, of chocolate malt and roasted, toasty notes. The flavors follow somewhat in tow, with a malty front, maybe some hints at dry-roasted almonds mid-palate, and closes a bit bitter toward the finish. The mouthfeel is thinner and light-bodied, with aggregate carbonation. Decent brew, but doesnít stand apart from the "brown ale" crowd as anything special.
Radek Kliber (7115) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 18, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle 355 ml
Appearance: dark amber with copper-ruby light , mid fine creamy top.3+
Nose: brown malts on neat hop profile , soft and clean. 7-
Flavor/Palate :Mid bodied , light , soft with brown malts , roasted darker character noted at finish. Bitter leafy ending.
ben4321 (5646) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 3, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Brickskeller, 7/31/09
Aroma: Nice malty nose, caramel, honey, chocolate, toasted malts
Appearance: Nice brown color, clear, tan head
Flavor: Like the nose, malty sweetness up front, sweet, roasted characteristics too
Palate: A bit watery/thin, decent mouthfeel
Iíd seen this one in the store a few times, but never bought it. This beer is fair, I would like a bot more body in a brown, but it had a decent taste, and a nice enough nose.
nickd717 (4123) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 3, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
First rating from the great state of South Carolina, bottle sampled at Brickskeller in DC. Clear medium brown color with a small off-white head. Aroma is malt and a little chocolate. Flavor is caramel malt, brown sugar, nuts, and a little chocolate. A little thin on the palate. Average overall.
haddon90 (1613) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - JUL 25, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a mild brown color with a thin, lacing head. A little malt with a hint of brown sugar in the aroma. Crisp, with a little bite to the malt. Some caramel, brown sugar, and a hint of molasses as well. But I think itís a little light for a brown since all of the notes werenít that strong.
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pours perfect clear brown color with light tan head. Aroma is real nice. Roasty chocolate comes to mind. Too much carbonation and and is a bit thin. Iím starting to see a trend with this brewer on the mouthfeel. Flavor is brown sugar, nuts, slight chocolate, and finishes dry. This is a better beer than the overall ratings suggest.
DocLock (9876) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from State Line. pours turbid deep brown with 1-finger off-white head. Nose is malt, brown sugar, cacao, earhy. Tastes scotch malty, with brown sugar, cacao, and walnutty notes.
Bigmmartin (603) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Whole Foods in Greenville, SC. Really not that bad of a brown ale. Pretty solid flavors of toasted malts with a bit of bitter hops leading to a dry finish. Slightly watery, but overall not bad.