Beachmaster (87) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark brown, with a moderate head which quickly fades. No lacing. Nose is citrusy hops. Taste is spicy and hoppy. Not one I’d buy again.
firemarshal (144) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 28, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle into shaker. Dark brown. Malty aroma. Dark chocolate, coffee, ginger taste. Smooth finish. None of the hops, bitterness, or flowery aroma that are advertised are present. This is more like a porter to me.
crajun (934) - , Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Sucks. I don’t like this brewery much based on the beers I have rated. I don’t even think this is a brown?? Slight coffee and musk in aroma cloudy red brown pour. Taste is hoppy throughout but not enjoyable at all
pinkzambia (1427) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Murky brown color with red tints. Foamy light brown head that settles down to an uneven head like pond scum. Malty aroma with a smoky flavor. Fairly full body with a burnt, bitter finish.
IndianaRed (2316) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle with a clear amber brown color. Sharp and toasty malt flavors. rather sharp with a nice bitter bight. A bit brash for a Brown.
scotchzombie (316) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours brown and clear with an amber tint. Head is bubbly foam and beige. Some thickness and lacing. Aroma is nutty, earthy roasted malt. Taste is surprisingly bitter-focused. Quite crisp and active on the palate. Earthy notes and roast malt. Astringent and bitter aftertaste. Plenty of taste here, which was unexpected and appreciated. However, I don't know that I like the taste - just too unbalanced. Wish it brought out a bit more sweet caramel or chocolate.
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jsmerig (1199) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a hazy deep brown with a frothy thick tan head. Aroma of smoke and coffee and a grassy earthy scent. Taste is dark roasted and smokey. Finishes with a slightly sour smokey bitterness in the finish.
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radio_nowhere (745) - Maryland, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at their taphouse in Farmville. Dark amber’ish brown color with off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt, nuttiness with light citrus hop backing. Taste adds some roastiness, kind of a earthiness to it, balanced with some hop bitterness. Medium body, medium carbonation, malty, nutty, with slight bitter roast finish. Seems hoppier then the average brown ale and I like it.
merc7186 (1959) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The appearance for a brown ale is great, has a good dark reddish, carmel color to it. I got a decent one finger head but with minimal lacing. The smell comes off with a strong coffe smell, some nuttiness to it but has a curious black liquorice, sweet smell to it. The taste is over powering with a carmel coffee taste to it, not my style but really trying to stay subjective. The aftertaste is strictly coffee with a mild nuttiness taste to it. Overall, this is not my style of beer (I hate coffee and chocolate but tried to stay subjective and had my wife taste with me to have a neutral taster involved) and is not fitting for a brown ale (as listed) but overall a decent beer (for those that love this style, not me)
boxofrane (2050) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Wegmans Pours clear light brown with a large, tan head. The aroma has some piney notes and a light brown sugar and caramel. The taste has a little bit of a roasty note with a big, hoppy bitterness. I dig the flavor on this guy.. nice easy drinker with a pop.