woodychevy (351) - - MAR 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had on tap at Howard’s pub in Ocracoke. decent middle of the road ale- not too heavy, or dark, or filling, or anything really.......not sure I quite understand the "brown ale" style- just seems to be having a minor identity crisis. Not quite a porter, but not a pale ale. decent flavor of coffee and chocolate- some hoppiness but not too bitter. somewhat refreshing- sort of like a darker beer you would still drink in the summer. Unfortunately HC pluff mud has that category all wrapped up for me.
Beerenberger (1428) - Fischer, Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
The aroma is malt forward with hint of citrus. Pours a clear brown with non-lasting off-white head and minimal lacing. The taste is malty upfront followed by a citrus hop bitter finish. Medium body with medium carbonation. Overall, a brown with plenty of taste.
vtafro (3256) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Backlog) Bottle of fantasy tasting at Paul’s. Brown pour with tan head. Roasted malt tones, sweet notes. Nutty and roasted flavors, with a touch of sweetness.
davey101 (685) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass Pours a clear dark brown with some tan foam. Caramel and lightly burnt malts with faint little floral notes. Certainly not bad but I relegated the end of my six pack for cooking purposes.
BierMeHoos (93) - Maryland, USA - JUN 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft from Park Tavern. Decent brown ale with nice roast malt. Finishes light bitter with some sourness. Pours brown with good head. Pretty good.
solidfunk (3902) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent brown ale with nice roast malt. Finishes light bitter with some sourness. Pours brown with good head and lacing. Bottle.
adnielsen (9026) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 12, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @ home, picked up in North Carolina. Pours a dark copper orange appearance with a big fluffy brown head. Twangy red fruity, citrusy nose. Some caramel and nutty elements. Kind of strange fruity aroma. Fairly bitter, nutty herbal flavor with a serious twanginess. Quite bitter. Moderate sweetness. Twangy finish. Not sure what is going on here.
tnkw01 (1086) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 8, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Really nice deep brown color. Aroma was roasted grains with hints of burnt toast. The taste was the issue. The bitterness of the almost burnt malts with the bitterness of the hops was just a little much. If one is looking for a bitter dark beer then this is for you.
klk343 (50) - - MAR 18, 2014
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
A very dark amber color with a thick off white head. A sweet smelling beer with a thick consistency. A bitter, coffee taste.
rondphoto (1947) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAR 18, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
@ Greens Discount Beverage / Columbia SC --- Clear dark ruby brown with a thick head cover, thin stripes of lace. Taste is mild caramel malt that grows bitter as it moves through the palate, adding carbonation fizz in the finish. Pretty simple brew.
conway (1400) - - MAR 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a 2 finger tan head. Earthy roasty aroma. Taste follows suit with a hint of cherry like sweetness. Medium mouthfeel and carbonation. Solid.