Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 27, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Originally reviewed: 8/11/09. Had this on tap at the First Street Draught House in town. I’ve had this in bottle form, but this is a first on tap. Came out a dark brown with ruby edges and a good 1-inch tan head on top. Retention was fair, but there was tons of sticky lacing on the glass edge. Smells like molasses, brown sugar, toasted bread, and roasted nuts.
The mouth was creamy and smooth with a touch of carbonation on the tongue. The brown sugar that I found in the scent is also in the flavor. This is a pleasantly sweet, roasty Brown Ale. Bitterness is low. Plenty of malty goodness in this beer. I much preferred this beer on tap. Recommend.
jeepguy1966 (3) - Sylva, North Carolina, USA - APR 22, 2012 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A pleasing aroma with a nice flavor. Hoppy over tones. A real nice social drink that is not to high in abv.
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From Draft at the arena. Nice Smell, nice brown color. I enjoyed it and wont hesitate to try again.
TURDFERGUSON (4057) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 13, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a thin tan head. Nose is nutty, bitter chocolate, metal. Flavor is more creamy, more nuts, cocoa. Lightly bitter, metallic malty finish. Okay.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at a family Christmas gathering - Merry Tickmas! (Thanks, Retta and Steve!) Nice garnet pour with a brisk but not obtrusive carbonation. Soft chocolate malts in the nose with some dry hops and sweet candy. Body is medium, certainly not quite as robust as desirable. Flavors are fairly enjoyable, a well realized brown for such a low ABV.
arventresca (567) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 5, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at a Carolina Hurricanes game. A nice bodied brown. Tasted much better after it sat and warmed up a bit.
Cybercat (5670) - Georgia, USA - JAN 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a barely translucent warm chocolaty brown with a fairly thick and rather persistend light tan head. Malty aroma has an overtone of molasses and hints of miso and caramel. Satisfying malty flavor has caramel and molasses notes and a woody hop undertone with just a bit of bitterness. Texture has average fizziness and average body. Though nothing special, it still merits at least a try.
arminjewell (9576) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour out of bottle is dark brownish almost black with some red slightly off white/tan head. Aroma brings notes of caramel, nuts, biscuit and toast, hints of earth and slight grass as well. Taste is a bit watery, but notes of caramel, some slight hints of biscuit, touch of vanilla and some slight dark fruit, finishing fairly sweet, but slightly dry in there. Some carb pushes it through the palate fairly well, a bit thin. Tasty for 4.3% for sure.
DiarmaidBHK (4674) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Bruisin ales. Pours very, very dark brown with an inch of khaki head. Just a gorgeous looking beer. A hint of malt on the nose. I get some nuttiness with a hint of chocolate. Finishes clean. It’s a nicely balanced quaffable example of the style.
blipp (9032) - La Mesa, California, USA - JAN 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours deep brown with a beige head. Sweet and roasted malty aroma with some nutty notes. The flavor has sweet nutty malts, with some light roasty notes and some toffee-like sweetness. Pretty good.