RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
A medium bodied, dark brown ale with a complex chocolatey, toasted malt taste. It has a dry finish that makes it distinct from some of the sweeter brown ales. We use five different types of malted barley to give the beer its color and variety of malt flavors.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JUN 4, 2011
Bottle. Poured a clear medium brown with an average sized off white creamy head that was mostly lasting and had excellent lacing. The aroma was of a nutty bread malt and a sweet doughy yeast with notes of coffee, brown sugar and milk chocolate. It tasted rather mild yet slightly bitter with a hint of coffee in the beginning and finished quite malty with a note of chocolate and had a nutty flavor at the end with the flavor lasting only a short while. Mouthfeel was light to medium in body and creamy in texture with a medium carbonation. Overall a nice nut brown, very smooth and easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GenDV138 (6984) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 21, 2016
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
cheap (5704) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2016
My bottle does not say nut on it, but the description above is the same description thats on CBCs 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zoucrew102 (1723) - - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Murrow (100) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (7844) - Alexandria, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ibrubeer (371) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndyW68 (1525) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Morey (46) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2012
APPEARANCE: Pours brown in color, but its 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. Theres some decent lacing on the glass.

AROMA: Chocolate, Coffee, Toasted Nuts, Tree Bark, and some Earthy aromas.

TASTE: This is where this beer really shines in my opinion. Its got really nice flavor for a thin low ABV Brown Ale. Theres a nice nutty flavor right up front, but it doesnt take long before some really impressive chocolate/cocoa flavors start to sweep over the palate. Theres 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 theres a powdery chocolate flavor that coats the mouth. Pretty low carbonation.

MOREYS 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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maxwelldeux (4373) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUL 4, 2012
Pours brown with minimal head. Is remarkably nutty in both taste and smell. Very interesting and one of nuttier nut browns Ive had.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cybercat (5560) - 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.

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