beern (124) - Alabama, USA - AUG 19, 2017 KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2012 Bottle. The pour was a cloudy medium brown with an average sized (1-2 finger) light brown frothy head that dissipated quickly but left behind some fair streaky lacing.
The aroma was that of moderate a toasted grain malt, a mild pine hop and a meaty yeast with notes of roasted coffee, caramel, bitter sweet chocolate with a hint of nuts and molasses.
The taste was sweet and malty with a mild hint of chocolate and molasses in the beginning and then became moderately bitter sweet and nice and roasty with notes of coffee, caramel and a mild hoppy finish. The flavor only lasted a short while, but was very enjoyable during that short duration.
Mouthfeel was smooth and creamy in texture with a medium body and a mild carbonation.
Overall a very tasty Brown Ale that had a nice bold bitter sweet coffee flavor with a nice hoppiness at the end.
Pours brown with a tan head with an aroma of earthy caramel malt. Tastes of sweet caramel malt with a bread and mildly bitter hop finish. It’s medium to light bodied with moderate to lively carbonation. It’s a bit nutty. angrystar (4) - - AUG 12, 2017 does not count
Caramel chestnut color, smooth drinking, hints of chocolate, caramel. Caramel chestnut color, smooth drinking, hints of chocolate, caramel. Caramel chestnut color, smooth drinking, hints of chocolate, caramel. Caramel chestnut color, smooth drinking, hints of chocolate, caramel.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone SolarSam (50) - Interlaken, New York, USA - JUL 27, 2017
Well... It Is Brown.
I was looking for more malt expression, and they talk of additional hippiness. Really? It Is brown. Don't know how old.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone bwy (89) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2017
A misleading taste where you expect a smokey, earthy taste and instead you get an intense sweetness. Still welcoming but confusing.
Reviewed - A Brew With You, Ep. 86 gripweed57 (2588) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAY 29, 2017
From old tasting notes. Deep reddish brown color. Small beige head. Roasted malt nose. Soft chocolate malt flavor. Long chewy malt finish.
chinchill (5072) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 26, 2017
12 oz bottle dated "best by" 3/2011 served in pint glass (from 2011 notes).
Pours a dark amber with a very slight haze and a small amount of tan head. Head quickly dies to a bubbly partial coat with excellent duration.
This is a rich and flavorful brown ale with a strong toasted malt base and a bit more hoppy bitterness (IBU = 15) than usual.
A little earthy. Flavor is much stronger and more complex than the aroma. Some noticeable esters despite moderate ABV of 6.5%.
Rather full body. Moderate carbonation. Susannah (1) - Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2017 does not count
Love this brown ale! It has a delicious, rich nutty flavor to it. It’s my new favorite! oobawa (1496) - Tennessee, USA - APR 9, 2017
Malt bomb city, caramel and toffee and sweet tea on top of mild, almost undetectable hops. Much more English than the description would lead you to believe, with apple esters and the teensiest bit of floral bitterness falling squarely in Brit territory. Looks...weird, lots of particulate swirling around amid the brown haze, and the nose is flat malt and sweet apple. Palate feels a bit off, too, undercarbonated, which might be why it seems so damn sweet. Still drinkable, though. Clarkdvm (512) - Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2017
Bottle. Simple, standard brown. Malty. Not bitter at all. Good but not unique. Represents style well john44 (3111) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2017
Bottle. Dark Brown-Amber in colour. Malty; roasty malts, smoke, chocolate. Hoppy; spicy fruity hops. Tasty. Good. Very drinkable. (2010-11)