KajII (780) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. The pour was a hazy copper brown with an average sized (1-2 finger) creamy beige head that lasted for a decent while thus producing some very good sheets of lace on the glass.
The aroma was typical of a Brown Ale with some roasted chocolate malts, a smidgen of herbal hops and a doughy yeast with notes of coffee, caramel, brown sugar and a very light dark fruit ester.
The taste was malty to say the least with mild chocolate and caramel notes from the beginning and finished about the same but with a slight hoppy bitterness, a touch of brown sugar and a strong coffee presence. The flavor hung around for a little while with the taste of coffee being the most dominant, but also having a very mild sweet bitterness to it.
Mouthfeel was just a shade under medium in body with the texture being creamy and a little oily and having a medium carbonation.
Overall a pretty straight forward Brown Ale. Bold and tasty, but with no surprises. Most definitely a brew you could drink a few of.
tricyclist (686) - Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample pour of moderate brown with light khaki head. Nose is moderate sweet malt and caramel mostly. Some nuttiness but not a ton. Flavor is lightly zesty caramel and sweet malt. Not a ton of hop presence but what is there is just light citrus. Really drinkable and fairly enjoyable
kchampagne (105) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this one on tap. Appearance is a deep brown with a light tan head. Aroma is malty sweet and the taste is roasted malt with a slight nuttiness. Light bodied and easy to drink.
hopscotch (8904) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft... Pours clear and dark brown with copper flashes when held up to bright light. The nose is toasty and lightly chocolaty. Medium-bodied with adequate carbonation. The flavor is nearly a perfect reflection of the aroma, but also includes a faint, vinous, port-like characteristic. It trends a smidge toward the sweet side of balance, but not by much. Crisp, lightly vinous, mildly sweet finish. Went well with my order of smoked wings at Broken Barrel Tavern.
jackl (4379) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg somewhere in Asheville. Copper pour with a tiny head. Honey oat bar nose. Toasted bread, some roasted chestnuts. Taste is similar earthy, toasty. Caramel malt, toffee-dipped apples. Sticky toffee pudding. Toasted oat bran cereal. Medium body, soft carbonation. OK.
MadRobin (1867) - Silver Spring, USA - MAY 31, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from 12 oz. bottle.
Clear mahogany with a pale khaki head and good lacing.
Aroma of mildly roasted malt, nuts and caramel.
Taste of lots of nuttiness, mild roasted malt and caramel.
Medium body and medium carbonation.
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Homer321 (1809) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Danny. Pours with bright clarity, brown in color, minimal white head. Nose is dusty and reminds me of Munich malt. Some bread crust notes as well. Taste is slightly roasty up front with some slight bitterness. Mouthfeel is a little thin, Otherwise, a very enjoyable brown ale.
GreatDane1632 (312) - Louisiana, USA - MAY 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated from notes taken on -- Drank at the ATL airport, pretty standard brown, not much to write home about.
Firecape (30) - - MAY 2, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Caramel and molasses flavor hits the palette and stays there. Not my favorite style and I prefer a crisp finish with a few different notes.
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Augdraught1981 (116) - Harlem, Georgia, USA - APR 23, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2014 As with most of the beers I review, I end up re-rating after finishing the 6 pack. My opinion of this beer has gone down a little. The taste is not unpleasant but it is a little trashy and not what I would call enjoyable. There is a smoothness there but not nearly as smooth as a bill Clinton apology.
kevinator (872) - The Colony, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Decent brown ale. Mild roasted and nutty aroma. Soft brown color with a foamy head. Average palate that had a little weight but easy to drink. Flavors were standard fare with darker malts, a little earthy with some nut. A little bit of malt punch at the end and a mild hops presence. OK but not their best.