Butters (3930) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Terrific muddled brown pour with good cream head. A hint of sour , raisin, almost a barlywine aroma. Cloying on the palate. Flavor is biscuity and a little vegetal.
jgb9348 (4968) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Slightly hazy ruby & copper tinted amber coloured body with a very thin off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt, nuts, caramel, anise, cloves, yeast and a bit of sweet fruits - pretty nice for the style, actually! Medium-body; Soda sweetness with a chewy maltiness coupled with a bitter nut flavour. Aftertaste shows alcohol, metallic bitterness and a tiny twang of sweetness, but not much. Overall, the look and smell are great, it’s just the taste that disappoints. I probably wouldn’t recommend this, but it isn’t an absolutely horrible beer by any means. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in Durham, North Carolina on 31-August-2008, sampled a day later at home in Washington.
wcampbell (721) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - AUG 27, 2008
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not good. I did not like the roasted rye bread grain taste it had. There was also a strange acidic taste that was bad. Not especially drinkable. Very carbonated and fizzy. Weak flavor.
BMan1113VR (7894) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 17, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
An extra from ucusty. Sent in a picture to be uploaded. This beer is not bad at all. Pours with a large, rocky, off-white head covering a murky brown body. Aroma of toasted malts, nuts, some alcohol and nail polish. Taste is a bit bland, with some nuts, some nail polish, and bitterness from burn malts. A bit fizzy. Finish is bit astringent, but not too unplesant for a session.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rich malt nose with raisins and roast malts, touch of alchohol, and a bit vegetal. Mostly clear deep amber brown with small off-white head. Malty molasses and dark fruits with some nuttiness. Medium body with clean slightly bitter finish
unclemattie (4328) - Georgia, USA - AUG 14, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ TacoMac, crapapple. pours medium brown, no head. Aroma of sweet toffee, caramel, and toasted grain. Beautiful toasted flavor. rich malt. fllavor notes of chocolate. nice hop balance. Bitter enough to enjoy, just right to accentuate the malts. Another very nice offering from my neighbors in SC. cheers
SSSteve (3899) - - AUG 8, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
a good looking murky brown color under a small off-white head. aroma is little weak but has some nutty, brown sugar notes. flavor is nutty, caramel, hint of coffee. tastes good...not too hoppy, good brown ale flavors...just not robust enough.
drfabulous (4499) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 6, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A gift brought from Green’s in Greenville. I was excited by the lack of familiarity. Ooh. Something new. But the first smell. I knew I wouldn’t like it. Bit of Coors mixed with who knows what. Not a brown. Not English. Basic American lager. Too bad.
alexanderj (3378) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAY 31, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle; poured an orange tinted brown, with a fairly large light brown head. Aroma of nuts, caramel, vanilla and apples, A bit strange, but ok. Flavor was solid for the style; blend of nuts, caramel and chocolate. Slight bitter finish. Average for the style.
nick76 (4300) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 5, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is chocolaty with toffee and roasted malt. The appearance is light brown with an average head. The flavor is like the aroma and slightly tart. The palate is thin. Overall I like it but it’s nothing out of the ordinary.