kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
Suttree (6415) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 15, 2011
Name: Browneye Buckeye
Date: July 17, 2011
Source: Taco Mac, Taco Mac
Appearance: clear dark red with ruby highlights, creamy beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: big hop aroma, floral and citrus, rich chocolate
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, touch of caramel sweetness, lots of hops, citrus, floral
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
On tap at Jack of the Wood, Asheville. Reddish Brown, with a thin ring of foam. Smells more IPA-ish than anything, perhaps a touch of molasses, and brown sugar. Flavor is very hop forward, with a sweet-ish, earthy finish. Cybercat (5879) - Georgia, USA - JUL 22, 2011
Comes out of the tap a warm, opaque chocolate brown with a thick pale tan head. Strong, evergreen aroma has a citrus undertone. Mouth-filling pine tree flavor is a little bitter and a little sweet, and has a grapefruit undertone and a woody hint. Lively, tingly texture leaves a strong, fizzy and evergreen finish. ChainGangGuy (4896) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 20, 2011
11 ounce goblet - $7.25 at Taco Mac in Canton, Georgia.
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - JUL 9, 2011
Appearance: Served up a very dark brown body capped off by a ¼-inch high, faintly beige-tinged head.
Smell: Charred wood bark, lightly accented with notes of toaster oven-toasted bread and roasted malt with a slight fruitiness (not particularly aromatic in that department) and a few drops of pine resin and alcohol.
Taste: B-E B gets you get your toast, it gets you some roast, and a few shavings of predominately bitterish chocolate. Some fruity components enter, tasting of black raspberry as well as citric white grapefruit. A firm, cumulative bitterness follows shortly thereafter. The taste briefly turns somewhat malty after the midpoint, but retains the aforementioned fruitiness until the bitter, lightly resinous finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Overall: It’s OK, I suppose, though not particularly a winner for me. Ever onward, Dank Tank!
Tap @ TacoMac, johns creek. Dark brown pour, white head. Lots of lace. Aroma of toasted malt and fruit. Taste of fruity esters and C-note hops. Finishes with a nice American IPA bitterness.
aracauna (3616) - Georgia, USA - JUL 2, 2011
This on is surprisingly fruity. In fact, with the sweetness and fruit, I’d say the fruit was dominant over the hops. craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2011
on tap at Taco Mac Cumming on 7/8/11. brown pour with a 1/4" off white head. lovely nose with layers of coffee, chocolate and citrus hops. big roasted body that blends big time IBUs with coffee and chocolate malts. slightly creamy. big roasted finish with more citrus hops covered in coffee and chocolate. I wish they bottled this one. Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 10, 2011
Draft. Pours a dark mocha black with an off white head and perfect lacing. Smell is a big Burst of citrus/grapefruit hops and a nice malt backing. Toasted caramel initially and then the big punch of some piney hops. Very nice brew and this is helping me really get into the black ipas. jw0406 (1285) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 11, 2011
16 oz draft pours a dark brown color with a white head. Aromas of grapefruit, citurs and hops with some caramel. Full bodied with a great citrus flavor and a bitter finish mixmasterob (1057) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 1, 2011
Draught. Dark brown pour with a small beige head. Aroma was spot on for the style. Full of big time juicy citrusy hops mixed with a light roastiness and some coffee. I could have smelled for days. Flavors didn’t disappoint. Big bright hoppy citrus up front followed by a rather large coffee like bitterness, some roasty malt mixed in there too. Mouthfeel was nice and creamy, carbonation light. This rivals all of the other dark hoppy ales out there. If only they would have bottled it!