SanfordBrewer (1574) - Sanford, Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2017 KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JAN 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. The pour was a hazy medium brown with a large (2-3 finger) white rocky head that pretty much lasted throughout and had some fair streaky lacing.
The aroma was of a dark roasted malt, an earthy hop and a light leathery yeast with notes of milk chocolate, a mild coffee odor, a touch of caramel and a bit of nuttiness.
The taste was nice and malty and a bit nutty with a hint of chocolate in the beginning and then a pronounced hoppiness took hold with hints of coffee and maybe a little brown sugar towards the end. The flavor hung around for an average amount of time after the swallow letting the hoppy malt taste linger for a little while.
Mouthfeel was just about medium in body with the texture being quite creamy and a tad dry with an almost prickly carbonation.
Overall a fantastic Brown Ale that had just the right amount of bitter sweetness and a surprising hoppiness at the end.
Opaque mahogany with a creamy tan head. Medium full body with moderately high carbonation.raymow (1650) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2017
Aroma: grapefruit seeds, snow pants, cacao.
Taste: tart chocolate, tangerine, wild yeast.
on tap at Applebee’s in Mooresville NC - cloudy amber color. Sweet and malty aroma and flavor. Not great. yespr (45412) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 17, 2017
From tap. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted dark malty. Liqourice and breadish. Lingering dark malty, dark roasted. Bitter, slight herbal. Dry and roasted dark malty finish. Towards chocolate into the far finish. hopscotch (11078) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2017
(Drank straight from the can) Grant Seafood Festival 2016 ... I don’t know what this looks like. I don’t care. I can’t smell much out of this tiny opening, but I’m picking up just a hint of sweet chocolate crème or milk chocolate. Medium to full-bodied with tingly carbonation. The flavor offers semi-sweet cocoa and a moderate measure of toastiness. Drinks nutty, toasty and moderately sweet. Crisp, lightly roasty, bittersweet finale. Can courtesy of ygtbsm94! Ernest (7693) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 6, 2017
Can (BB May 5, 2017). Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is medium to dark brown. Aroma is moderately malty (cocoa powder, toasted nuts, grain), with notes of butter, sour grape candy, plastic, stale coffee grounds. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, unclean. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Phew, pretty doggone dirty aroma on this one. Even the malt odors aren’t all that great. Quite foul aftertaste too. Pretty hard to stomach more than a few grimace-inducing sips before dumping poor ol’ Josie down the drain.
freekyp (2235) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - APR 4, 2017
A fantastic middle of the road brown ale. Packed with brown sugar and chocolate powder flavors.a hint of tartness in the finish. Earthy but not dry. Mild hops lay back behind the malt in the finish. Pours hazy brown capped with a two finger tan head. Huts all the style points and all the components meld artfully. UNCCTF (584) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2017
Can. Deep brown color, tan head. Roasty, hints of chocolate. Pretty good for a brown. can8ianben (1545) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2017
Lovely brown ale with a decent hop presence. I like this one a lot. Well balanced, but noticeably different than others in this style. Bravo mansquito (6425) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 25, 2016
Total Wine, Fairfax cans: pours straight brown with a light beige head. Aroma is caramel, brown sugar, breads, and hints o hops. Taste has low bitterness. Tate is light sweet. Easy to drink. Nicely mild aftertaste. njnut (486) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 5, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2016 Poured from can a nice deep amber with tan head with good retention. Aroma is total caramel malts with bit of chocolate. Sweet on nose. Taste is same. Bitters in finish a bit.