caralkaline87 (433) - Washington DC, USA - APR 22, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours brown-copper and transparent with a quick tan head and light lacing. Nose is sugary with a little bread, bananas, and hops. Flavor has a lot of roast and bread on the front, fading very quickly to almost no malt and some light hops and booze. The transition is amazingly fast. Hops come on harder as I drink it more. Finish is still way too fast to make this a particularly good brew.
Travlr (7946) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear amber color, small off white head. Aroma of melba toast and caramel. Taste is burnt nutella, slightly boozy. Decent.
JLLSU (238) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle---> lager glass. Pours light brown verging on dark orange with a small white head and decent lace. Roasty aroma with a hint of cedar. Taste is kind of sweet oak, toasted malt and some hop bit at the end. Silky palate but a little on the flat side. An easy drinking beer, but nothing earth shattering.
Huhzubendah (1979) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The beer appears brown, hinting on dark orange. The white head stands in at about a half inch, leaving some sparse lacing on the glass. The aroma brings some sweet fruit and alcohol. Lightly smoky, a bit too sweet. Alcohol presence could be masked better. Overall, this was OK, but I prefer brown ales to have less alcohol and be more sessionable. Too sweet for me to enjoy more than one.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-29-2011
Aurelius (3443) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dry, malty aroma, implied jalepeno, toasted soy and tobacco. Interesting label, standard longneck, clear, medium-dark beer, big poofy head. Chewing tobacco, initial impression. Perppery notes on dilute coffee. Medium body. A bit spritzy at times. Boiled peanuts in the bitterish finish. Bottle, Mellow Mushroom, Augusta, GA.
Malty_MacHops (555) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - AUG 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good but something about it prevented greatness. The nose is heavy malts toward the coffee, brown sugar, and chocolate ranges. Deep brown with a decent light tan froth. Coffee and chocolate lead the group, but sugar, alcohol, and a touch of earthy hops compliment the roasty flavors. Smooth yet something lacks for that overall velvet character found in some representations of the style. Overall good and a nice twist on a potentially boring style, but needs tweaking to achieve perfection.
jstraw (1644) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear copper with big, foamy, off-white head / Light nose of spun sugar with hints of chocolate and coffee / Medium body, steely and a touch syrupy & sweet, with nice balance and finish / Flavors of spun sugar, dark roast coffee, milk chocolate, and oak / An odd brown, not in a negative way, though. More like a doppelbock? Maybe less filtering, but itís very good.
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - MAY 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours a clear medium brown with a light tan head. Aromas are sweet roasted malt and coffee. Tastes are rpasted malt, wood, coffee and tobacco. Body is light but the finish is long with dry coffee notes. Nicely done.
osu97gp (582) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark copper color with a large off-white/light brown head. Aroma of coffee, spices, and wood. Flavor of spicy coffee, sweet malt, and very faint alcohol. Decent.
dettma (1) - Georgia, USA - MAY 2, 2012 does not count
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Love this local brew. Brown ales are typically kind of a middle ground beer for me, heartier than the lighter fare but never the satisfaction or depth of flavor of the heavyweights. They can get boring very quickly. This one is different. While it may be lighter in color, it's not lighter on flavor...or alcohol. If you like the idea of brown ales but haven't quite found one that bowls you over, give this one a shot.
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