thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark with off white head and tons of lace. Aroma is light hops and malts with light chocolate. Taste is sweet malts, mild spice, plenty of bitterness seems more akin to a black IPA. Medium body with dry, sticky bitter finish
mike67 (937) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours brown with tall, long lasting, fluffy, beige head and nice lacing. Aroma is of herbal, piney hops, toasted malt and dark fruit. Body is medium and smooth. Taste is similar to aroma. Finish is long and very hoppy. Too hoppy for Brown Ale.
bubbleflubber (2053) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 16, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours into the glass a dark walnut-mahogany hue with lots of bubbling carbonation that results in a chocolate fizzy head that reduces to no real lacing of which to speak. The nose is of nuts and malt. Flavors are of deep chocolate malt, nuts, legumes, sourdough and light esters, finishing of a woody bitter and sourdough note. The mouthfeel is active with carbonation, a medium-light body, and a lingering nuttiness to the palate. Not a bad brown whatsoever, but a little zesty in the mouth, which detracts from the substantial complexity of the brew. True, letting it sit for 15 minutes or so allows the offering to open up and rest, but I must go with my first impressions when fresh. An interesting rate, indeed. All of the right components are there, it just has to do with the construction. Perplexing.
jandd1983 (3190) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 4, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. It poured a brown color with a light tan head. The aroma was of caramel, toffee malts and some floral and lightly bitter hops. The taste was similar to the aroma with some nuttiness. Decent.
Bulk_Carrier (2774) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - APR 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a hazy brown color with a one finger white to off white foamy head that dissipated to one big lump in the center. This lump just kinda settles down really slowly. A light speckled lacing graces the sides of the glass.
The smell had a decent bitter harsh citrus to spicy hops over coating a fairly decent rich nutty maltiness.
The taste copied the smell to balance between the bitterness and the spice to the nutty maltiness. There wasn’t any aftertaste but it did have an ample nutty dry finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionability about it. The carbonation seemed appropriate for the style and for me. A nice level of bitterness and combined nuttiness hit my tongue nicely.
Overall, yeah, I dig this one as an American Brown Ale, definitely worthy for its style to have again.
rdixon77 (1591) - Georgia, USA - APR 11, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Old rating. Nothing special, but clean brown ale. Malty and nutty with good hop bitter bite.
DrSilverworm (8645) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2015
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
12oz bottle, purchased from Habersham in Savannah on 2/23/15. Of the beers from my Habersham haul, I’ve been putting this one off because the best by notch is 10/2014 (I only discovered this when I get home). Bottle makes a loud PSCHT when I open, and the neck of the bottle fills slowly with head. Hazy darker red color in the glass, with an excessively large khaki head. Over carbonated and lightly tart, it seems to have developed a bit of an infection. Medium body. No flavor really besides toast and brett-type spicy citrus. Touch of paper, hint of chocolate and nuttiness... The shadow of what once may have been a great beer. Moderate bitter, very dry taste. Not going to bother continuing with this. Drain pour, waste of money. The Georgia supply chain needs to get their shit together.
aumentm (452) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A tasty brown ale that is well bodied and deeply mixitured. This is the ticket if you want something in the middle.
ordybill (693) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - FEB 20, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has an awesome aroma of toasted malt.
Appearance- A beautiful brown color that has a thick light brown head on top.
Taste- An excellent toasty malt flavor with a caramel finish.
Palate- This is a medium bodied brew with moderate carbonation and has a semi-creamy feel to it.
Overall- Excellent brew, first time drinking this and it won’t be the last.
Kyle77 (37) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From site: An American brown ale brewed with loads of hops from start to finish (it’s hoppy and beautifully bitter). Amarillo hops in the boil provide a spicy citrusy bitterness. Saaz dry hops in the fermentor provide a refined flowery aroma. These hops are supported by a grain bill of seven varieties of malt.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Murrow (87) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Pours ruby brown with tan head. Citrusy hops on the nose. Hops up front on palate, as well. Very mild toasted malt flavor, hints of caramel. Finishes slightly dry. Seems a bit too carbonated. Straightforward and very drinkable. An enjoyable brown.