IndianaRed (2471) - 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 (329) - 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 (1246) - 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 (825) - 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 (2113) - 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 (2114) - 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.
jsquire (3468) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark amber color with a small khaki colored head and a sweet grainy nose. Caramel sweetness with some wet grain and malt flavors and a over arching grassy bitterness. Okay brown.
DCLawyer (1429) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle->SA. Medium brown with small tan head. A: nuts, malt, earth. T: malt, chocolate, nuts, bitter hop notes. Good.
beechner224 (669) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Loco Joe’s in Southport, NC. Color was a copper brown with off white head. Aroma is malt dominant, no hop presence. Taste is almost metalic, and it lingers for some time, finish is dry. Too much going at in the aftertaste, a bit disappointing.
Iphonephan (3272) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a 12 bottle shared in Avon, NC. Pours a hazy brown with a thick ecru head. Rich caramel malt nose. Very effervescent mouthfeel. Hops kick in big time. Interesting but doesn’t completely work for me.