GenDV138 (8059) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 21, 2016 FistFullOfCats (163) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 8, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Dark cola brown with virtually no head. Sweet, non distinct aroma, may have been due to the fact that I’m tired. Flavors don’t jump out at you (as I’m finding with many brown ales), but the hazelnut, caramel, and malt that was there was pretty tasty. Smooth, if slightly thin mouth feel, like skim milk. Finished clean with a little bit of that nut flavor. Overall pretty good.
12 oz bottle courtesy of a friend, thanks Mike! Bottled on 12/2/2015. Newer label design simply listed as Brown Ale. Clear amber with a sliver of beige head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, roasted nuts, a little cocoa. Tastes of cocoa, caramel, toffee, nutty notes, subtle roast. Medium body with a semi-dry finish. cheap (6293) - CHINA - JUN 8, 2016
My bottle does not say nut on it, but the description above is the same description that’s on CBC’s website for Carolina Brown Ale @ 4.9%. Fresh malty bready aroma. Looks somewhat like iced tea. Peaty, English in nature. Leather, some cutting sizzle. Does not hide alky well. Finish is mishy creamy old country. Left wanting. No way is this in the same style as East End Fat Gary, Beaver Brown Note or Zuckfoltzfus Squirrel Bait. Shame.
zoucrew102 (2354) - - APR 2, 2016
Bottle, thanks Christina! Really nice aroma of caramel, chocolate and roasted nuts. Pours pale brown colored with a thin white head with poor retention and some lacing. Starts rich roasted malt and caramel sweetness with a touch of chocolate in the background. Finishes quite smooth with the previously mentioned flavors joining with a nice roasted nuttiness that lingers on the palate. This is a really nice brown ale. Murrow (113) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours ruby brown with fast-receding light brown head. Sweet malt on the nose with some roast character. Opens bright with dark berry flavors and mild hop, developing into slightly bitter roasted malt. Finish is a touch sweet. Adequate mouthfeel. Tasty and very drinkable, a nice simple brown. radagast83 (8752) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2014
12oz bottle, brought back from NC. Poured a relatively clear ruby-brown color with a small off-white head. Aroma was light, nutty caramel notes, some sweet malts. Flavor was sweet caramel notes, light chocolate.
ibrubeer (435) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Draft. Nice Brown color, but very little to no head. Low carbonation. Nice nutty flavor and aroma. Pretty good. AndyW68 (1671) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Clear brown with white head aroma of sweet malt, burnt toast and nuts. Taste is the same but adds a caramel sweetness and ends a little watery. Morey (46) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2012
APPEARANCE: Pours brown in color, but it’s really more of a reddish-brown when held to the light. It also has really good clarity for a Brown. The head is cream colored, and stood about a finger tall initially, but settled pretty fast. There’s some decent lacing on the glass.maxwelldeux (4373) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUL 4, 2012
AROMA: Chocolate, Coffee, Toasted Nuts, Tree Bark, and some Earthy aromas.
TASTE: This is where this beer really shines in my opinion. It’s got really nice flavor for a thin low ABV Brown Ale. There’s a nice nutty flavor right up front, but it doesn’t take long before some really impressive chocolate/cocoa flavors start to sweep over the palate. There’s a bit of malty sweetness near the back-end as well. The finish is pretty clean with a touch of coffee.
MOUTHFEEL: At first, the body seems to be a bit on the thin side for the style, but then all of the sudden there’s a powdery chocolate flavor that coats the mouth. Pretty low carbonation.
MOREY’S BOTTOM LINE: This beer was given to me as a gift from a friend who went down to NC. I was pleasantly surprised by this one. I would definitely sip on this beer in the fall if I lived near the brewery. Cheers!
Pours brown with minimal head. Is remarkably nutty in both taste and smell. Very interesting and one of nuttier nut browns I’ve had. Cybercat (6506) - Georgia, USA - DEC 29, 2011
Strong, malty aroma has a firm overtone of molasses and hints of brown sugar, caramel and chocolate. It pours a lovely clear cola brown with a typical pale tan head that leaves minimal lacing. Flavor is crisp and malty with a molasses undertone and hints of chocolate and burnt wood. Smooth texture has average body and fizziness, but is still pleasing.