KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2012
Bottle. The pour was a Carmel brown with a large (2-3 finger) light tan rocky head that quickly receded to a thin spotty film and a very small collar with some very light spotty lacing.
The aroma was of a toasted biscuit malt, a very mild resin hop and a doughy yeast with notes of caramel, a light cocoa and a mild nuttiness.
The taste was lightly malty sweet with a mild hint of a caramel sweetness at first and then had a light bitter presence with a hint of cocoa and a mild nutty feel towards the end. The flavor was around for a little while and was of a mildly bitter caramel taste.
Mouthfeel was light to medium in body and watery in texture with a moderate carbonation.
Overall a pretty basic beer, which was actually quite drinkable but nothing special...
ben4321 (6506) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 30, 2012
Location: 12 oz short bottle from Colonial Wine and Spirits, 4/30/12
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - APR 22, 2012
Aroma: The nose is fairly subtle with some hints of nutty and toasted malts
Appearance: It pours a clear orange-brown color with a fizzy, quickly dissipating, off-white head
Flavor: The taste is also a little on the dull side as well, with some light sweetness and not much else
Palate: The body is light and rather watery, with an overly fizzy carbonation that hurts the drinkability
I wasn’t a fan of this one. Honestly, I just didn’t felt like it worked at all. The nose was dull, the taste was bland, and the body was both watery and too carbonated. I’ll probably try to stay clear of this one.
Draft. Brown and hAzy. No head from waiter. Typical brown ale. Quite drinkable but nothin to write home about.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone kdm1984 (814) - Missouri, USA - APR 13, 2012
UPDATED: APR 25, 2012 Pours to a finger length, off-white head that dissipates fairly quickly. Not a lot of lacing. Nutty, malty, slightly caramel scent. Smooth flavor is just like what the smell indicated - nutty, malty, slightly caramel. More body than Newcastle, and less skunky. Not as chocolatey as Abita Turbodog. Nice example of the style. Redhook’s Long Hammer IPA may suck, but this brown ale and their ESB are quite good. HardingG (76) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2012
Underrated. A very smooth brown ale, unadultered. Similar to Newcastle. This ale does it right by the old tradition of nut brown ales.
Sledutah (7534) - Utah, USA - APR 2, 2012
12oz stubby bottle picked up at The Grapevine Chudwick (3207) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Appearance: Pours clear dark brown with a medium sized beige head and good lacing
Aroma: Toasted malts, nutty and caramel
Taste: Toasted malts, nutty, with herbal/medicinal finish
Ok, easy drinking and smooth
12oz bottle - pours clear amber with thin beige head. Nose is caramel. Flavor is a little nutty, more caramel and slight hops. Taste is sweet and ends a wee bit bitter. Very middle of the road and easy to drink. thornecb (5914) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 23, 2012
Pours deep garnet into a shaker. Soapy off white head with medium retention recedes leaving scant lacing. Dusty caramel aromas. Sweet sour caramel front to back and into the dry metallic finish. Daytonbeer (730) - Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2012
Pour orange red with nice lacing. Faint malt aroma. Taste is better. Malty with nutty and metallic taste. Alittle sticky. It’s an ok beer. Fatehunter (2567) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAR 20, 2012
Poured into a tulip glass. Beautiful finger of off-white head. Deep copper color, tending towards transparent.
Malty, hay smell.
A little nutty taste, but it’s overpowered by bigger malt, kind of ripe red fruit taste, then touch of bitterness. It’s a bit disjointed profile.
Crisp and medium body, moderate carbonation.
It doesn’t really hit the "brown ale" category. Fairly average ale.