Bacchus66 (886) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 30, 2017 KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - APR 18, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
12oz bottle, at the hotel before a Braves game. Clear light brown with a thin white head. Some caramel and toffee notes, bready malt. Light bodied, medium carb. Sweet finish. (notes) gripweed57 (2795) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2017
From old tasting notes. Copper red color. Big fluffy beige head. Interesting, earthy toasted malt nose. Tangy malt flavor hints at curry and cardamom. Good flavor. Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - JAN 2, 2017
This was poured into a becher pint glass.
The appearance was a moderately dark orange to ruddy brown color with a finger’s worth of messy foamy head. Dissipates at a nice level pace and leaves some stringy lace sliding right on into the beer.
The aroma leans to the sweet side with some roasty nuts, caramel and toffee malt goodness. Dosed with some earthy hops far underneath.
The flavor once again, leans to the sweet side and grabs the earthy hops to try and balance a bit more. Do they? Well, somewhat. I feel like I’m grasping at straws trying to find something more out of this beer. No aftertaste but a quick clean sweet malty finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Moderate carbonation feels decent on my tongue.
Overall, decent as an English brown ale and I could see myself coming back to if given the chance but not exactly a superior one of it’s style. ANZUShophunter (507) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 14, 2016
Rating from old records. From bottle in shaker: aroma could be mistaken for a good candy bar. Malt-driven taste that finishes a bit sweeter than an English Brown. oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2016
Pours a nice dark brown color. Aromas of nuts/chocolate/caramel. Flavor is nutty with a nice sweet honey chocolate taste and a little coffee bitterness.
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. Imaena (2328) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - NOV 2, 2013
Bottle. This is a decent brew for getting together with buddies on the weekend. Other than that give it a miss. maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2013
On tap at the World Beer Festival - Columbia on 01/22/2011 (As Red Brick Brown). Clear dark amber body with a small off-white head. Sweet toast and earthy aroma. Light nutty and toffee flavor with some graininess. Medium body with moderate carbonation. biggsbowler (629) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Bottle - Pours a murky brown w/ white head, little retention. There is a light hint of caramel, toffee, and chocolate in the nose. The taste is a bitter chocolate, caramel, and roasted malts. Decent beer hardypc (38) - - MAR 7, 2013
Pours an orangey dark brown with a frothy white head on top. Has a coppery aftertaste. A decent beer, not my favorite in the brown ale catagory but a decent offering from a smaller brewery.