overall
54
66
style
RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A traditional, english-style full-bodied brown ale with a sweet, toasted malt aroma and hint of baker’s chocolate.

A tick is a star rating
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5


3.2
Ferris (16500) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2015
Draft - Toffee and toast with some berry notes. Deep dark brown with a light beige head. Lots of toasted malts with a hint of chocolate. Not bad.

3.4
malvrich (351) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2015
A: Very dark garnet brown. Very little beige head. Fair retention though and a bit of lace. S: Sweet chocolate and raisins mainly. A little roast T: Bitter chocolate with just a faint sweetness. Also a very faint fruit note on the finish. Pretty good if not exceptional flavor. M: Light body. Low carbonation. Easy drinking to be so dark. O: Not a bad brown ale. Thin bodied but I like the low ABV. Worth buying at least when on sale for $7/6.

3.3
obguthr (6658) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Pecan nose. Brown, thin tan head. Sweet nutty, grainy flavor, a little cardboard. Medium body. Has issues, but it was quite enjoyable.

3.3
sturmthis (1195) - Bavaria, GERMANY - MAY 24, 2014
12oz bottle. Dark brown color with very little head. Smells like cocoa, a terrific aroma. The taste doesn’t live up to the aroma. A little too watery for me and a taste of roasted malt and nutty. Ends bitter. I was expecting much better after the great first impression.

2.9
Iphonephan (7283) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - APR 27, 2014
From a 12 oz bottle shared in Avon, NC. Pours a clear cola brown with an ecru head. Aroma of toasted nuts. Medium light body. High carbonation. Roasty finish.

2.9
KajII (801) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - APR 21, 2014
12oz Bottle. The pour was a murky dark mahogany brown with an average (1-2 finger) light brown creamy head that was mostly diminishing, leaving behind a medium collar and fair runny lacing.

The aroma was rather mild of toasted dark malts and a light doughy yeast with hints of coffee and a bit of chocolate.

The taste was mildly malty sweet with just a touch of milk chocolate in the beginning, changing slightly to a mildly bitter roasty coffee presence at the end. The flavor lasted only a short time after the swallow, with the light roastiness fading quickly off the taste buds.

Mouthfeel was a few steps light of medium in body with a somewhat watery texture and a mild carbonation.

Overall as Brown Ale’s go, I found this one to be a rather average representation of the style... www.facebook.com/KAJIIsBeerReviews

3
solidfunk (9407) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 15, 2014
Pours cloudy brown with good head and lacing. Not much going on here. Finishes with light sweetness. A little water, with some light roast. Tap at DC Beer festival.

3.2
LilBeerDoctor (4193) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2014
On tap in Raleigh. Pours a dark brown with a light tan head. Aroma of roaste malt, nuts, sweet malt, caramel. Flavor of sweet malt, hazlenut, roasted malt. A bit sweet, pretty simple. Just ok for me. 6/4/6/3/13 (3.2/5)

3.4
jcnielsen (3416) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Sampled on tap at Natty Greene’s in Raleigh. Pours a deep brown color with white head. Nutty, sweet roastiness, malty aromas and flavors. Nothing special, but very easy drinking brown.

2.8
ads135 (5031) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 18, 2014
A pretty decent brown ale. Very sessionable. Roasted and nutty. Tried at the Drink the District President’s Day event in DC in 2014.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1  2  3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
A tick is a star rating
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5