malvrich (319) - 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. obguthr (6297) - 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. sturmthis (1149) - 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. Iphonephan (6948) - 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. KajII (800) - 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.
solidfunk (8838) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 15, 2014
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
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. LilBeerDoctor (3903) - 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) jcnielsen (3403) - 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. ads135 (4587) - 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. scotchzombie (582) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Pours garnet-tinted brown with a tan head that quickly fades to a collar from a cold bottle. No lacing to speak of. Aroma is mild, nutty malt with a echo of cocoa. Taste is somewhat watery, metallic and flat with semi-sweet flavors of malt, cocoa and caramel and mild bitterness to finish. Better as it warms; drinkable but not memorable from a brewery that has some solid output.
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