wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 23, 2008
Bottle. Pours brown, clear, with small white head. Aroma is nutty, chocolate, some coffee. Flavor is mixed malts, with chocolate, roasted malt, some caramel, mildly sweet. A bit thin in flavor, but I think this beer is clearly underrated. Aurelius (5371) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2008
Sweaty, hoppy aroma and clear brown. Nice balance, good hopping, roast. Nuts and coffee in the finish. BustedFlat (554) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2008
Poured dark brown with a light malt aroma. Taste of roasted malt, caramel with some nuttiness to it. Typical brown ale. maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 13, 2009
UPDATED: APR 10, 2009 Bottle from Total Wine - Midlothian on 04/10/2009. Clear amber brown body with a small off-white head. Sweet nutty and caramel aroma with some pale malt in the background. Sweet nutty and toasty flavor, a very light hint of smoke, and pale malt in the background. Medium body with moderate carbonation. 6/4/7/3/13 - 3.3
Bottle coutesy of Butters on 08/12/2008. Slightly hazy brown body with a medium creamy tan head. Caramel, nuttiness, and light roasted malt aroma. Sweet nutty flavor, light chocolate hints. Medium body with moderate carbonation. 6/4/6/3/11 - 3.0 phukktifano (159) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 14, 2009
Dark brown body with slight white head. Aroma was nutty and caramel. Flavor was chocolate and malt.
Bigmmartin (603) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2009
Bottle from Whole Foods in Greenville, SC. Really not that bad of a brown ale. Pretty solid flavors of toasted malts with a bit of bitter hops leading to a dry finish. Slightly watery, but overall not bad. bubbleflubber (2228) - Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA - SEP 6, 2009
On draught at the High Country Beer Fest, it pours a nut brown into the glass, with a creamy tan head that leaves window-wash lacing. The nose is nice, of chocolate malt and roasted, toasty notes. The flavors follow somewhat in tow, with a malty front, maybe some hints at dry-roasted almonds mid-palate, and closes a bit bitter toward the finish. The mouthfeel is thinner and light-bodied, with aggregate carbonation. Decent brew, but doesn’t stand apart from the "brown ale" crowd as anything special. Finhead (1770) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2010
A medium brown pour with off-white head. A malty aroma with some mild chocolate notes. The taste is lively with semi-sweetness and a medium body. The finish is fairly dry, a little astringent, and surprisingly bitter. beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - APR 24, 2010
Deep hazy amber pour with thick pillowy off white head. Malty scent. Taste is malty with some nuts thrown in. Dorwart (2595) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2010
Wow, some really nasty looking stuff at the bottom of the bottle. Almost looks like cream of wheat. Strong head of fine bubbles. Roasty and nutty aroma with some molasses. Color is a dark mahagony brown. Slightly bitter flavor but is dominated by roasted flavors. Some light grainy notes and tea leaves. Lingering roasty and bitter finish. An ok brew.