darkhelms (1) - Georgia, USA - MAR 9, 2010 does not count
The brown ale has soft tones of coffee and dark chocolate. best out of a keg... but what isnít.splink48 (35) - Fayetteville, Georgia, USA - DEC 6, 2004
Earlier Rating: 3/9/2010 Total Score: 4.6
The brown ale has soft tones of coffee and dark chocolate. best out of a keg... but what isnít.
Bottle: Medium pour with little head. Tasted smokey to me. I thought it was a well blended brew with a good amount of depth. I really enjoyed this beer. shrubber85 (11324) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 11, 2006
Bottle. Sweet butterscotch malt aroma. Cloudy reddish brown color with small head. Slightly sweet butterscotch malt flavor but not nearly as sweet as the aroma would lead you to expect. Very light hops finish with smooth buttery aftertaste. A interesting brown ale - I really enjoyed it - but as the other ratings state - if you donít like butterscotch - avoid this beer. shadey (2125) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 26, 2006
Dark ruby color with a creamy ring around the top. Spotty lacing. Aroma of butterscotch is really nice. Flavor is a little creamy and sweet. The butterscotch reappears. A nice little ale. Quite nice. KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - APR 18, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2011 Bottle. The pour was a hazy brown in color with a small creamy off white head that had great retention and produced some excellent lacing that stuck to the glass throughout.
The aroma had a moderate scent of roasted chocolate malts, a light flowery hop and a nice sweet leathery yeast with notes of caramel, coffee and milk chocolate.
It tasted exquisite, with all the flavors blending around the tongue in just the right way. At first it was sweet yet ever so slightly bitter with a note of coffee, and just a hint of sweet yeast. It finished with a nice bitter-sweet flavor that had a ever so light hint of chocolate at the end with the flavor lasting a nice long while on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was thick and creamy in texture and medium in body with a nice mild carbonation.
Overall an exceptional brew for its style, one that has the flavors working perfectly together giving you a fantastic drinking experience.
GreatDane1632 (1169) - North Dakota, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Rated base on notes taken 20 Feb 2012 -- This is a very drinkable and flavorful brown. Lots of malt, hint of roast. Greatness. Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2005
Brown/light ruby color, good calrity. Smell cocoa, coffee, dry nuts, mint, biscuit. Taste: chocolate, toast, dry nuts, coffee. Finish toasty and nutty. Not a brown ale at all, but I enjoyed the malt interplay and it was very clean tasting. I liked it. brigg (672) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 9, 2008
(bottle) Clear, dark amber body with a big rocky head. Aroma is mildly sweet, roasted malt, and some hops. Flavor is very malty, slightly sweet, with some hops. Chocolate flavor also, and a dry finish. Medium bodied. arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2009
12oz bottle courtesy of a recent trade with Ding. Nice brown-red color, little head to be seen, and a good malty smell. Very tasty and slightly reminiscent of great divide hibernation. Easy to drink and better than I expected and I am not a fan of this style.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 04-05-2009 20:54:21 billb (245) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JUN 15, 2000
Not too bad. Fits the typical American Ale style, low aroma and hoppiness (if you want hoppy try their summer brew), medium body with a brief aftertaste.