RolkaNation (141) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured into dimpled mug. Nice copper red/brown color, not as dark brown as I expected. Finger thick head that stays nicely, fizzy...not creamy. Great complex aroma of roasty malt, caramel, slight chocolate and coffee. Taste is complex and has all the aroma notes plus some burnt sugar sweetness and nuts. More coffee than I expected and would have liked. Alcohol is hidden well. Beer is medium bodied and a little thin for this style...at least to my liking. Slight astringency/metallic quality as well. Regardless, an interesting, unique beer and good overall.
jw0406 (872) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 oz draft pours a dark brown with a tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, hazelnut, chocolate and some coffee. Medium bodied, a great addition to the atlanta beer scene
SSSteve (3905) - - MAY 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. clear light brown under a small off-white head. nutty caramel malt aroma. flavor brings out the coffee addition and the nutty caramel. palate manages to stay fairly light with the abv. the amount of coffee is good and really matches the malt bill. i could use some more malts with a heftier body, but it’s pretty solid for what it is.
Westmeister (1994) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Poured a dark translucent brown with a reddish hue and had a white wispy head. Smell was of roasted light coffee and malts with a hint of cocoa. The taste was what was surprising for the style. A pretty complex mixture os toasted malt, coffee, toffee chocolate and an earthy component with a bit of sweetness. It is medium bodied brew that overall was a nice surprise for a hometown brewery. Will definately revisit this one again in the future.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
ENBF. Pours brown with a tan head. Aroma of ale esters and coffee. Medium bodied with semi lively carbonation. Flavor of toasty and nutty malts, with some mild coffee and moderately bitter hops. Different from what I was expecting.
Rustyham (1781) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at the East Nashville Beer Festival, ’11
Huge Head, light brown head dark brown/ amber body. Avery succinct beer, smooth, light coffee roasted malt. Incredibly subdued and well executed for a higher ABV beer, I like how the flavor does burn or hang around for too long. Tastes like a much lower ABV.
drfabulous (4540) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Farm Burger Decatur. Brown with some chocolate tones to it. Nice taste thought not an entirely full body. Very tasty.
jzzbassman (1523) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - MAR 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at J. Clyde. Pours deep brown with a thin tan head. Malty chocolate aroma. Really takes the barrel flavor..... oak, malt, vanilla, bourbon.
bconger (138) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAR 2, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at j Clyde. Motor oil brown pour with medium off white head and good lacing. Coffee and brandy aromas. These are echoed on the palate along with a nice sweetness and driedfruit. This is a fun beer!
bjt512 (292) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Trappeze in Athens, GA. Silky smooth on draft, this poured the quintessential russet color of a brown ale. While it also featured familiar brown ale sweetness and toastiness, coffee bitterness and oaky mellowness tempered these flavors for an overall effect that was dangerously drinkable. A fine ale at a good price for a high abv draft beer.