oobawa (879) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 12, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thin but sufficiently roasty, with a light, almost seltzer-like opening before the toasty dark malts kick in. Nothing great, but might soothe a dark beer jones in a pinch.
boto (2153) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - DEC 3, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught in Chattanooga: It pours a clear, but very dark ruby tinged brown. There was a thin tan head that left some lacing. The aroma is good. Caramel malts, toffee, coffee and some roasted malts. A hint of spice. Taste is good. Similar to aroma, but with some bitterness thrown in. A good balance.
chinchill (4634) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 26, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub in Chattanooga.
Lovely clear mahogany body with a good head and some sticky lacing.
Mild aroma featuring sweet malts.
Flavor: lots of toffee. Excellent sweet-bitter balance.
decaturstevo (6017) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 10, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black/brown pour with tan head. Aroma is light roast malt. Flavor is medium roast malt with a slight hint of chocolate. Medium body with good carbonation. Pretty solid
tnkw01 (1745) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Nice dark brown color, almost black. Tan head. Roasted grains, chocolate aroma. Taste is toast. Roasted grain, chocolate.
tonyth1965 (39) - Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Red Robin in Chattanooga. Even though it’s a lager, this beer has plenty of body and bigger mouthfeel that I would normally associate with a darker ale. This is the third offering of the weekend from Big River, and they’ve all been solid.
Shag (2893) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JAN 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dark brown color with a beige head. Aroma contains some chocolate and caramel both faint. Flavor is somewhat malty with caramel, chocolate, and some raisins. Finish is a bit dry with some sour notes. Overall a pretty good lager.
nearbeer (5142) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint on tap. Opaque chocolate with a lasting film of creamy bubbles. Mild nose of coffee, berries, and dry cocoa. Taste is a meld of dry cocoa, dark toasted walnut, coffee, pith and a touch of tart berry. Medium body is smooth and well balanced.