kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: APR 20, 2008 Date: 04/12/2003
Source: Brewfest, Hickory, NC
Appearance: dark amber,
Aroma: light malt aroma,
Flavor: toasted malt flavor,touch of chocolate, light bitterness,
Source: hickory hops brewfest
Appearance: clear dark brown, creamy beige head, thick lace,
Aroma: sweet dark caramel and chocolate aroma with a touch of nuttyness and a hint of the upwind cigar,
Flavor: toasted malt flavor, nice chocolate character, hint of caramel sweetness, light earthy bitterness, light bitter finish,
Overall: a nice sessionable brown ale
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Palidor19 (2847) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2007
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
bland tasting, hardly any malts. no character, chewy in texture. just worth it.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 26, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Courtesy of Nick76. The aroma has a pretty strong chocolate/caramel kick. The body is a muddy amber/brown and holds a lazy, near non-existant- tan head. The fore is mild caramel and chocolate and a faint hint of watered down bourbon oddly enough. Fairly low carbonation and a bit of a hop nibble on the back of the tongue as you swallow. Hints of vanilla in the aftertaste. There is a sort of soda spritzyness to this despite the low carbonation that reminds me of biting into star fruit and as the other Rocker beer I had sort of had this element too I suspect it is a house effect/flavor.
jcwattsrugger (10726) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
on tap @HopfestNC-pours a disappering off white head and copper color. Aroma is mild medium malt. Taste is medium malt, finishes with some caramel and faint English/flat hops. Mild carbonation.
PorterPounder (4942) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 7, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Columbia, SC - Flying Saucer - on draft. Light orange pour. Strong, prominent vanilla accents in the aroma. Vanilla notes carry over to the flavor with some butterscotch accents. Creamy, thick mouthfeel. Would have a pint of this if I stayed longer.
timtheenchanta (70) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - JUN 4, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Good dark brown color. The fun ends there. Decent chocolate caramel smell. Weak thin watery malt flavor. This beer is unimpressive. I could knock them back all night because of the lack of mouthfeel and the all around wateriness but I could do the same with Bud Light.
Beerdedone (2394) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at world beer festival. Pours brown with a small light beige head. Aroma of slight roastedness, nuts, and citrus. Flavor is malty, sweet, nutty, slight roast, a little watered down, but still good.
rhino44 (22) - Afton, Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2005
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
dissapointed with this one. watered down. a little roasty. almost transparent like apple juice, very weak
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - DEC 8, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a dark brown color with a malty flavor. The brown is a decent example and is something id like to drink again
ross (2008) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - OCT 31, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
these guys are funny! good company makes even mediocre beers seem better. the brown was a little lacking (this seems to be a pattern among NC brewed brown ales). malty tasting and flavor. not too hoppy. sampled at brewgrass 04 on draught.