KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. The pour was just a shade light of a clear medium brown with an average sized (1-2 finger) beige creamy head that dissipated slowly into a thin layer of foam creating some really nice lacing.
The aroma was of a dark roasted malt, a mild resin hop and a light leathery yeast with notes of roasted coffee, a bit of nuttiness and a mild hint of wood (oak).
The taste was malty and mildly bitter with a nice dose of coffee at first and then became a tad hoppy with a nice woody alcohol flavor towards the end. The flavor lingered for a good while after the swallow with a nice strong woody coffee flavor left behind on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was a good medium in body and smooth and creamy in texture with a lively carbonation.
Overall a hoppy/woody Brown Ale that had the coffee and alcohol flavor blending together with everything else rather well.
kingaugusta (22) - Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours dark red with a quick tannish head. Nose is coffee and a touch of wood and hops. Flavor brings the coffee-and-cream fullness out fast but quickly fades to a fairly thin finish with a little bit of oak/earthy notes. Surprisingly gentle on the palate, and not necessarily in a good way. Hides alcohol well. Decent but forgettable.
DrSilverworm (8155) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle, purchased 2/23/15 from Habersham in Savannah. Bottled 2/2015. Very dark brown, near-black color. Good finger of tan head. Leaves good, thicker lace. Nice coffee, roast malt, chocolate in the aroma. Big nuttiness, toasty. Touch of caramel and dark fruit. Cocoa nib. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of soft, sort of crisp lighter carbonation, kinda tingly. Light slick body, then a touch dry in the finish. Moderate sweet taste, light to moderate bitter. Sort of creamy. Solid imperial brown. Hides the alcohol alright, aside from a bigger body. Not too sweet, good balance to the taste. Great to enjoy with my sandwich.
BVery (7602) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Somewhat murky brown pour with a smaller white head. Great aroma and taste of coffee, sweet cream, and mild roasted malt. Not sure I’m picking up the oak, but it may be that the coffee is covering it up. Nonetheless - brown ale? Excellent example of the style.
kayres (586) - , Georgia, USA - FEB 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with a thick tan head. Sweet coffee aroma. Sweet and smooth. But if vanilla and coffee
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BMMillsy (1655) - Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle while at Max Lager’s in Atlanta. Pours dark brown with a small off white head. Aroma of piney hops, roasty malts, some interesting spice notes. Flavor is rather in your face with big hop bitterness, lots of roast, and what tastes almost like chili spice. Very interesting and unique. Medium body, pretty easy drinking for nearly 9%. Overall a brew worth trying.
LeRoytheAlien (55) - Kennesaw, Georgia, USA - NOV 24, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown, heavy aroma of coffee/chocolate, smooth hint of oak, no trace of alcohol, with a thick & silky mouthfeel from the lactose. My absolute favorite brown ale.
adnielsen (10028) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @ home, thanks to jcnielsen. Pours a deep reddish orange appearance with a light brown head. Toasted malt, biscuit, caramel, grass, and some herbal bitterness in the nose. Medium body. Some nutty flavors with caramel and bread. A little too bitter. Ehh.
rondphoto (2689) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - OCT 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle @ Habersham Beverage / Savannah GA --- Clear amber brown color, 1/2" ivory head, a few dots of lace. Taste is strong oakey caramel malt with carbonation and a bittered finish. Strong in a bitter-edgy way that doesn’t suit my palate very well. Okay, but not a lot of appeal.
mlane76 (58) - Albany, Georgia, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Mellow Mushroom....pours a dark brown...smells fresh and clean...the taste is nutty, with a little lemon peel flavor, but refreshing
Oldmanriver (58) - Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JUL 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Intense coffee bean slight nutty aroma. Very smooth coffee flavor. Finishes quick and dry. Clean finishing. Very good coffee type porter.
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