Braudog (6803) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - FEB 27, 2005
Solid mahogony color with a big ol’ creamy head, so casually wasted down the drain by the ditzy bartender at an otherwise good beer bar in Hampton VA. This was nutty and woody, smooth, with a bitter edge. Classic brown ale. Trooper11 (468) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2007
Nice clean and clear brown pour with a reddish hue, large solid foamy tan head disappears slowly leaving a clean glass. Ahh sweet malty caramel nut aroma. Wow at first its like a sharp cheddar cheese flavor, I mean a quality cheese, then a roasted bitter chocolate flavor finishes clean and dry leaving a nice big warmth in the chest after every swallow which lingers. Nice hops presence in the aftertaste. I like. Could drink this every day. obguthr (6586) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2007
Very dark color for a brown ale. The pour produced no head despite my best efforts. It had a pronounced and delightful aroma, more typical of a stout. Unlike a stout however, it was not heavy or thick. It bears quite a resemblance to Sam Adams Black Lager, which I rated recently. The flavor is much more smoky and finishes with a nice hop kiss. I was very pleased. Brewed locally, I can get it in the local Farm Fresh grocery store. Itzjerm (3074) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - NOV 5, 2010
This is a very enjoyable Brown Ale, drinkable, enjoyable. No bad after taste... but still average taste. I may be against what St George wants... but I like something that stands out. But this is just enjoyable very enjoyable. Nice nutty smell... easy drinking. gws57 (1276) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2006
Had this one bottled in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. Very nice medium brown pour with a thick tan head, nose of chocolate and cashews, plenty of chocolate and coffee notes in the taste. Nice!
morrdt (715) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JUN 16, 2007
Single bottle from the Dragon Pack, bought at Total Wine in Huntersville, NC. Pours a dark brown with a slight tan head. Aroma is dark malty nut and a touch of caramel. Taste is rich with a bitter chocolate start and a nice finish. Very impressive. Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a brown color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. Light lacing remained speckling around the sides of the glass.
The smell was rich and roasty through a nice nutty caramel blend. Light cocoa in the background.
The taste was enthusiastically sweet nutty and had a nice caramel to cocoa blend underneath.
On the palate, it sat about a light to medium on the body with a pretty good sessionability about it. The carbonation was pretty smooth. There was a nice creamy richness coating my tongue.
Overall, this was a really nice brown ale that I would have again. bytemesis (8968) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 25, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear dark brown with a medium tan/light brown head that dissipates quickly with lacing. Aroma is chocolate and a nutty/smoky note. The taste is smokey; much like a porter in body and flavor, with strong nutty malts and a bit of hop bitterness. All in all a good brown ale. NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2006
Aroma is pretty nutty and mildly sweet. Dark brown with slight red hues and a thumb thick slowly fading tan head. Flavor is mildly toasted malt int he fore with some sweet and nuttier malt in the middle and finish. Thicker than many porters I have had. Very solid Brown Ale. shrubber85 (11570) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 21, 2006
Bottle. A very nutty malt aroma. Dark opaque brown with slight head. Smoke and creamy nutty malt flavor with moderate lemon hops finish. A good brew.