KajII (763) - 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.
BackyardDogs (30) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 23, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. I like this brown ale. Well rounded with flavors I would expect from a beer of this type.
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BrewMstr (64) - Pleasant View, Utah, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown color, very malt forward and smooth. Subtle toffee and chocolate notes.
boxofrane (1846) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours clear reddish brown with a small white head. The aroma has cocoa, nuts, caramel, very malty. The taste is lightly roasty, chocolate, caramel, nuts, sweet long finish.
gendv138 (226) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at ChurchKey. Pours a dark ruby brown color with an off-white head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, and light hops. Tasting notes of floral hops, caramel, and light malt. Medium-light body.
novice101 (171) - - JAN 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I really enjoy this beer, pours a dark brown with a faint khaki colored head that does not fade. It smells of loads of malts as well as some chocolate, the beer taste of a lot of sweet malts and a bit of chocolate, at the end there is a bit of hops to balance out the sweetness
BeerdedDave (84) - - JAN 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle; medium brown color; roasted malt and coffee aroma; coffee and roasted malt flavor; a good amount of bitterness for a brown ale
jwtinn01 (34) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours light brown. Good nutty aroma buy not as present in taste. Solid brown but have had better.
Lukaduke (1652) - 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 (231) - 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 (40) - 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.