Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAY 6, 2017
Reviewed from notes. Thanks for the trade, Wendy!
This was poured into a mug.
The appearance was a mostly dark brown color with a finger’s worth of sustaining white foamy head. After dissipation, some messy lace.
The aroma had some milk chocolate sweetness up front. Then some nuts, faint roast, light caramel/toffee base malt. Sweet oats/grains. light earthy hops.
The flavor blended the sweet to the roast pretty nice. Bled into the aftertaste to find it’s way into the finish in the same way.
The feel was about medium bodied with a pretty good sessionability about it. Silky smooth all around my tongue. Carbonation was good and so was the ABV.
Overall, pretty nice brown ale well worthy of having again. gopherfan99 (1996) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Bottle (trade with non Rate Beer member); pours dark brown with a tan head; aroma is nuts, caramel, and malt with a hint of chocolate; taste is sweet with some chocolate, nuts, and malt; the finish is bitter when the hops come forward; nice beer Travlr (25533) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Draft at Churchkey. Beautiful crystal clear ruby color. Aroma of nutella biscuits. Taste is chewy smoky nutella. Very nice. SpringsLicker (3660) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Clear medium brown body with a tall, off-white head.
Sweet, nutty malt aroma. no hops.
The flavor is sweet but a good crisp hop bitterness balances this out nicely.
Decent, I’ve had many that were far worse and a few better. geologyguy (1629) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - APR 2, 2014
Taste is of light hops, smooth mellow and good though, malty on the back end good beer
tnkw01 (1774) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle. Clear, medium brown color with a decent tan head. Nice lace. Aroma. Is very similar to a pale ale. Taste has really good balance with a hoppy aftertaste. decaturstevo (6339) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 28, 2013
Brown pour with a touch of red. Aroma is a touch of chocolate and a light roasty malt. Resiny hops. Flavor is roasted malt, light chocolate with a decent resiny bitter. Sweet start with a dry finish. Medium body with good carbonation. beerme31 (689) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Bottle. Pours brown, thin tan head. Aroma of nuts, chocolate malt, floral. Medium sweet roasty taste. Medium-light body, slightly above average carbonation, relatively sharp lingering bitter finish. Texture sticks. Overall an average brown ale, good for the purchase price of $7 for a 6-pack on sale. Emeister84 (2505) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Aromas of earthy hops and light chocolate. Clear ruby-brown with a mostly lasting khaki head. Dry, earthy, and a little fruity. Light-medium bodied with decent carbonation, and finishes balanced and clean. Drake (14038) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Draft at Whole Foods Market Charlottesville. Pours a clear dark amber color with a thin creamy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of nuts, brown malts, chocolate. The taste is caramel, nuts, mild hops and cocoa. Medium bodied.