tightslice (1356) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUN 4, 2017 spilledpint (352) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle from Trader Joe’s Chapel Hill
Ar: Moderately roasty aroma with notes of dark caramel and chocolate.
Ap: Pours a very dark brown with a 1" frothy manila head that leaves decent lace.
T: Very strong sweetish chocolate flavor up front, with a bit of dark caramel. Finish is roasty with a mild-medium bitterness.
P: Medium-thick body, somewhat sticky. Milder carbonation.
O: Pleasantly surprised by this one. This is a solid brown.
Bottle from Harris Teeter in Asheville, CA. Aroma is soupy roasted barley soup, vegetal hops, okra. Taste is soupy, grainy and vegetal with some tang in the finish. A very tangy but Randy Porter if Randy Porter were what you thought it was. Dogbrick (13165) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2017
This beer is a clear brown color with a medium light beige head that dissipates quickly to an outer ring. Short strings of lace. Roast malt, chocolate and slight hops in the nose. Light-bodied with flavors of chocolate malt, nuts and mild hops. The finish is sweet with a short malty aftertaste. Slightly above average overall. can8ianben (1556) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2017
Not bad, a bit thin in body, but overall a good representation of the style. Certainly malt forward, subtle bready and fruity notes. Nice. rgf001 (324) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2016
Aromas of caramel, toast. Dark Brown with good head. Flavors of dark caramel, toast and sweet malt. Very balanced but simple. Maverick34 (3248) - New York, USA - OCT 28, 2015
Poured a deep brown. Mild head. Pretty nutty. Some toffee. An ok brown nothing spectacular.
Doofgoblin (513) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - SEP 16, 2015
This one is good and has some punchy malt flavors. I’ve certainly had worse brown ales. The aroma could be a little more pungent, but still it has plenty of that brand cereal notes with a sweet underbelly. Taste follows with lots of cereal, brand flakes, toasted bread, toasted malt, grains and faint leather with a smooth sweet sugary character in the background. Finish is slighly sticky and malt...pretty much what you’d expect. ldcuervo (7) - USA - SEP 6, 2015 does not count
Crisp brown ale. Mild roast. Medium color. Very slight hoppy finish. Not bitter. Wish had more depth. Good drinkable beer overall. chinchill (5075) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 20, 2015
From a 12 oz bottle.
Lightly sweet with a mild but lingering flavor.
Medium-light body may be slightly over carbonated and thin.
O: A solid brown ale j12601 (12700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear copper brown with a thin white head. Sweet toffee and fruity malt on the nose. Medium bodied, crisp and malty, toffee and a touch of sweetness. Soft malt and toffee into the finish. Super malty. Leafs93 (2305) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2015
Pours dark brown with a off white head. Aroma is caramel, roast and chocolate. Taste is sweet with light traces of bitters. Light bodied, smooth and slick.