coolpop (1285) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JAN 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Poured a dark mahogany with a medium-sized tan head. Aroma was of roasted malt, a bit of chocolate and nuttiness. The coffee really came through in the flavor, as did a bit of diacetyl. Proved to myself all over again that while I like the coffee flavor that comes from certain roasts, I donít like the flavor of added coffee. Always tastes funny to me -- sort of fake and rancid. But then again, I donít ever like anything in my coffee (except maybe some Baileyís).
DrinkEmUpJones (1055) - Georgia, USA - DEC 5, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep brown with a reddish tint and thick off-white head and lacing. Malty, coffee and chocolaty aromas with a touch of baking spice.Palate is silky smooth, rich with coffee and dark chocolate. Lingering smoky chocolatey finish. Very, very good winter warmer without being very heavy.
brentfeesh (1206) - Gadsden, Alabama, USA - DEC 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red mahogany pour with a wispy head. Nice flavor. Malt, molasses, earth, just enough spice/citrus hop presence to mellow the inherent sweetness. A bit nutty with a significant undertone of coffee. A touch metallic in the nose with spice or perhaps earthy and malt. Medium body and fairly wet. Good. Just a bit of astringency is the only distraction. Drink up.
Gustav1996 (333) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - DEC 1, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2010 Draft. Poured a clear dark mahogany with a nice size tan head. Aroma: bright citrus hops, fruit, malt. Taste carried out the aroma well on first pour with some passing notes of wood & vanilla; when I had my 2nd glass I noticed more of a lightly roasted malt character and some grain in the finish. Medium body, good depth. Overall a solid brew. I should also note that I honestly thought this was a BA DIPA during my first glass... has a lot more going on than the other Brown Ales I have tried.
Re-rate: had this on draft again last night. Still a very hoppy nose, but also plenty of crisp roasted malts and notes of chocolate and fruit. Taste was crisp roasted malts and pine hops, seemed to have some black pepper in the mix, notes of chocolate and fruit. A really solid brew.
GTAEgeek (947) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2011 On tap at the Nook in Huntsville, AL. Pours clear brown with a light head. The aroma is nutty and bready, with notes of brown sugar and hop spiciness. There is a distinct coffee note up front. The flavor is a nice balance of malts and a stiff bitter backbone. The palate is light to medium, clean, and crisp, with no hint of the surprisingly high ABV. Excellent brown ale; easy drinking and tasty.
bleeng (1461) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at The Nook Huntsville AL. Dark brown and filtered. Thick white head. Nose is malty, alcoholic and sweet. Taste is very malty, slightly roasty, fluffy, and sweet, with a hint of coffee. A bit yeasty. Delicious and easy to drink.
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - OCT 29, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Taco Mac (PTC). Very dark amber brown pour. Rich sweet strong ale with great bready/toasty malts, like overdone toast. Earthy bitter finish with a touch of roast, lots of chocolate malts, and a touch of caramel. Very tasty and surprisingly drinkable given its sweetness and alcohol content.
jrob21 (2184) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 24, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Decatur Beer Festival. More of a yeast presence than your standard brown ale so you get a bit of a unique experience here. Red and purple fruit aroma a little bit of nuttiness and smooth faint chocolate flavor. Earthy and wild yeast presence. A unique drink Iím excited to see what else these guys come up with.
craftbeerdesign (2132) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2011 bottle on 6/13/11. pours a deep brown with brilliant ruby highlights and a 1/4" off white head. lots of plum on the nose with some more dark fruit, sweet malts and light coffee. very smooth and creamy body with layers of plum, raisin, dates, vanilla and nuts. sweet dark fruit filled finish with a touch of warmth and coffee. a bit of astringency.
tasting from the keg at the Decatur Beer Festival on 10/16/10. light brown pour with a 1/4" off white head with deep red highlights. light coffee nose with sweet malts. medium smooth body with a larger coffee presence. Belgian yeast and dark fruits intertwine with the coffee. sweet finish with a touch of coffee.
Cybercat (2776) - Georgia, USA - OCT 17, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Comes out of the tap a clear dark mahogany with a fine-bubbled pale tan head and fairly thick lacing. Spicy, malty aroma has hints of hops. Malty flavor has hints of spice and sweetness and a strong sour raspberry tone, rather like cough syrup but not unpleasant. Thick, heavy, fizzy texture leaves a syrupy and tingly finish.