KajII (800) - 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.
firemarshal (201) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 13, 2016
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Light brown color. Minimal head. Aroma is coffee and chocolate. Taste is over the top brown sugar, cane syrup, and raisins. It was awful. Drain pour.
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sirzekel (21) - Georgia, USA - FEB 6, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had a million times. First time at the brewery. Good American brown. Some chocolate, and a little nutty, with an American hop design.
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CObiased (188) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can - pours a clear but dark brown with a hint of red and a medium very light tan head. The aroma is roasted nuts, toasted wheat, leather, molasses and fresh cut oak. My taste buds picked up roasted malts, cardboard, sawdust and a hint of hop. Disappointing but not awful
kingaugusta (160) - Georgia, USA - JAN 3, 2016
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours dark brown with a fine tan head. Nose is weak and brown sugar. Flavor is more rich at first than anticipated with a bit of brown sugar, raisins, and bread, but it fades to a tasteless finish in a big hurry. The definition of mediocre.
MattShizzle (577) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - from sampler pack. Dark brown and a bit translucent. Smell is of malt and roastiness. Good. Nice mildly roasty flavor with some maltiness. A bit overcarbonated.
scarletfire65 (1242) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. Deep brown, almost black pour. Huge head with a bit of lacing. Aroma is of sweet malt, cookie dough, tootsie roll. Light bodied, a tad watery, roasted nuts, toasty malt, hint of chocolate. Pretty thin. Almost no hop presence. Ok.
Beerman6686 (5835) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a medium brown with a beige head. Aroma was of toasted malt, caramel, light grassy hops. Flavor similar, lightly metalic, toasty. Meh
HighlanderOne (1118) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - NOV 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle. Faint malt aroma. Good lookin solid mahogany with lacing tan head. Tasting caramel malt with just the right amount of hops. Hop flavors are lager and some pine. Dry cocoa notes. Easy to drink. Well done.
BlackBeerPG (148) - Darien, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
taste of caramel malts, nutty, on the sweet side.
Mahogany and clear. Toffee nose, medium full body.
mike67 (1009) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours brown with tall, long lasting, fluffy, off-white head and nice lacing. Aroma is bready malt, toffee, plums and hint of herbal hops. Body is medium and slightly crisp. Taste is similar to aroma. Finish is long and dry. I could drink this a lot.