gregwilsonstl (866) - USA - MAR 10, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
Brown flavor. Somewhat sweet. Malty. Horrible balance, it doesn’t work. Not much hops. Thanks jbell.
probstblueribbon (2621) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2013
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
12 fl oz bottle via my bro, served cold in a tulip glass.
App.: Clear amber (WTF?) with a thin off-white head.
Aroma: Mold, dirt, infection, organic acids, slight barf.
Palate: Medium body with moderate effervescence.
Flav.: Very mouldy and dirty, vegetal, awful.
I’m not even going to swallow a small mouthful.
SpringsLicker (2936) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear dark amber under a tall off-white head.
The aroma is lots of caramel along with some nuts.
The flavor is malty and sweet with a nutty finish.
Not bad, a little on the sweet side. A good one for those who dislike any form of hop flavor or aroma.
JaBier (4332) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the Turkey Creek location. Clear amber to brown color with a thin beige head. Nutty and caramelly malt nose with a bit of sweetness and earthy hops. Caramel and nut flavor with a slight earthy hop edge before a sweet malt finish. Pretty solid brown ale and one of the better brews I’ve had from these guys.
leah2974 (445) - Georgia, USA - APR 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
It says something if they have to tell you in the description to look for a "touch of roastedness in the background." Roasted flavor tastes unnatural. Caramel flavor, sweet malts, not too full flavored.
sbanach (221) - Alabama, USA - MAR 25, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Okay, aroma is caramel taste is caramel sweet after taste lingering amber color, okay but taste is like an aged oak brandy, okay but not again. Not a good represent of an English brown ale
mike67 (687) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Tap at Copper Cellar, Knoxville. Pours dark red with a white head and a lot of carbonation. Aroma is of cherry fruit and caramel malt. Medium, smooth body. Taste is caramel malt, cherry fruit and hints of hops. Nice session brew.
chicagogirlie (5) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2011 does not count
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
I really wanted to like this beer. It was too bland and a bit too sweet. Almost a watered down feel to it.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
dravery731 (3) - Georgia, USA - OCT 24, 2011 does not count
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pigeon Forge on tap. Aroma Bready. Appearance amber. Tasted light caramel malt, sessionable smooth beer.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - OCT 18, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
gatlinburg smb 7/13/11.
black bear ale.
Amber w/ a tiny whitish head.
A is sweet, bs, orange, toasty, a little nutty.
F is the same only not very balanced. Too sweet w/no hop presence.
Mf is too thick from lack of hops/spice/etc. 5.5/3/5/2/12