Trooper11 (468) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice clean and clear brown pour with a reddish hue, large solid foamy tan head disappears slowly leaving a clean glass. Ahh sweet malty caramel nut aroma. Wow at first its like a sharp cheddar cheese flavor, I mean a quality cheese, then a roasted bitter chocolate flavor finishes clean and dry leaving a nice big warmth in the chest after every swallow which lingers. Nice hops presence in the aftertaste. I like. Could drink this every day.
Brewbie (463) - New York, USA - DEC 24, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. thin tan head. malt sweetness and dark fruit aroma. Taste of smooth malts, easy finish, hard finding the hop balance. not bad
vmilaxer29 (412) - North Dakota, USA - DEC 30, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A fairly decent brown ale with a sweet aroma and strong flavor. Smooth with a sweet, choclolate aftertaste; an enjoyable beer.
jlanning215 (363) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Got this is a trade with ksurkin. Thanks again. Smell malty and wet cloth like. Pours a honey gold brown. Nice white head. Tight. Definite hop bite on the front and ending of the brew. Malty sweetness in the middle gives me great pleasure. nice cabonation. Solid beer. I think I enjoy a little more malty brown ales than this more American version but still great.
stison42 (318) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 23, 2006
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice dark brown body. Aroma was a little metallic. Nutty, very similar to their porter but without the chocolaty taste.
adavis234 (286) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JAN 30, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Looks a dark brown when in the glass but the pour contains a lot of red color. Head nearly nonexistent. Mocha/malt nose with a hint of nut. Spicy, malty body. Nutty, wood flavor as well. Aftertaste is bitter. A decent offering but not the brewery’s best.
MacDaddyOJake (274) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 19, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice hop character to this beer, but I was surprised by the malt present in the taste. Very rich, a unique brew to say the least. Something about it was slightly off, but I enjoyed it none-the-less.
hatchattack (255) - Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. poured a dark brown color with a white head. aroma is very roasted nut, caramel. taste: little watered down tasting, sweet caramel, and roasted nut flavor, nice clean finish.
dpento1 (236) - Virginia, USA - JUL 29, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an amber brown with a moderate tan head. The aroma is roasted malts, nuts, and maybe a little fruit. The body was moderate and little creamy! The flavor is a bit nutty, malty, a little woodsy, and there are some sweet malts right before a mild hop bitter finish.
GreenDragon (219) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer pours with a small light brown head on a deep brown body with a walnut like aroma on malts. Nice walnut flavour with a deep bitter finish on a medium body.