Lukaduke (1742) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dull brown with a half finger of tan foam that settles quickly. The nose smells of spent grain, cardboard and sweet brown bread. The palate follows the nose but is a bit more focused and pleasant then the nose... Oats, peanut shells, caramel and a hint of bitterness on the finish.
jhp40219 (254) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark brown with a large, creamy light tan head that leaves a decent amount of lacing. Aroma of caramel, malts, nuts, hint of chocolate and toffee. Taste is malt up front, slightly nutty, caramel, and toasted white bread. A bit dry but crisp. Short finish of malts and toast. Medium bodied, slick texture bordering on thin, average carbonation. A well rounded brown ale. Nothing absolutely amazing or ground breaking, but very nice nonetheless. Enjoyable and certainly an easy drinker.
nasmith003 (41) - Virginia, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light malt aroma with a warm brown color. Crisp hop bite with a clean finish. Solid beer.
Fritz123 (783) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Marriott in Atlanta. Medium nut brown in color with a thin tan head. Pint glass. Aroma mostly nutty, malty and toffee. Taste was ok with nuts, slight roasted notes, malts and toffee. Medium body. Light carb. Little oily. Nutty finish.
boFNjackson (4025) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ the Sweetwater pub in the Atlanta Airport... Poured hazy, dense, brown with a thick off-white head. Nice retention. Pretty standard for style, which isn’t a bad thing. Toasted malts, cocoa powder, mild coffee and roasted nuts. Some malt sweetness but the other flavors described kept this brown ale from being mundane.
EricTeusink (634) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
According to Sweetwater’s dating system, this brew was best enjoyed before October of 2013. I would far prefer if they simply provided a bottled on date. Despite the proximity of the brewery to my home, it has been at least half a decade since I last sampled this beer. Pours dark brown with a tinge of red. Head is thin pale tale with decent lacing. Scent is lightly roasted and grainy. Body is thin. Starts slightly sweet and finishes with a roasted bite. Bottle - Everywhere in Atlanta
Beergeek23322 (2024) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
February 2010 from bottle. Copper color with aromas of nuts, malt, caramel and fruit. Not a lot of hops showing through, but nice for the style.
JHeath99 (485) - - AUG 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours transparent dark brown. Aroma of roasted malts and mixed nuts. Taste of malts and hints of caramel.
djd07 (2915) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Funky Blues Shack. Pours a cloudy brown with off white head leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is coffee roast and chocolate. Thin mouthfeel with light coffee roast and light dry finish. Good.
rollinsr (335) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - JUL 18, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours dark brown with a layer of tan head. Aroma is mostly dark and nutty roasted malts with chocolate notes. Taste is somewhat lacking in my opinion. There is the nutty and chocolate character but it just doesn’t feel as full-bodied as it could/should be. Still a good beer though.