JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 15, 2013
On tap at Tyler’s, Durham. Amber brown pour, frothy and lively like RC cola. Soft notes of cocoa and coffee in the nose, which is otherwise sweetly malty. Feels a bit insubstantial for the style, lightly prickly. Mild leafy bitterness and nuts here and there, malts underneath consistently, and occasionally a reminder of the roasts. Seems like it’s uncertain of its personality. OldGrowth (3665) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JUL 4, 2013
Pint at Tylers Apex. Ok aroma, sweet. Coffee, little nutty. Small head faded quick, spotty lace. Sweet flavor. Light body, thin smooth mouthfeel. Sweet finish. Ok, kind of thin and weak. Just ok TURDFERGUSON (4068) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Tap at Tylers Durham. Pours medium brown with a small off white head. Nose shows cocoa, very nutty, medium to heavy roast, light herbal hops. Flavor is similar, lots of nuts, fairly roasty, but still a medium to light mouthfeel. Meh. keanex (1799) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2013
On tap at Canals West Deptford.ttutony (944) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2013
Appearance: Slightly cloudy brown body, thing head with poor retention.
Aroma: Earthy coffee, caramel, and cocoa.
Taste: Coffe is mild, some caramel and cocoa.
Palate: Medium body, medium carbonation.
Overall: Very well balanced.
Light brown in the glass. Coffee aroma. On the palate it reminds me of eating chocolate covered espresso beans. A little thin on the finish. Interesting.
jeremytoni (3083) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2013
From the tap poured a brown color with a fair amount of head. Malty light hoppy flavor with a quick finish. strongpieman (1651) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Draft. Light brown, clear, no head. Malt and coffee aroma, light body, moderate carbonation. Strong coffee taste but it works pretty well.
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On tap at P house, pours a nice lighter brown, with small to medium head. Alright lacing, notes of nuts, coffee, and roasted malts. Hops are there in the flavor, nice beer from Victory. kimjongill (207) - - NOV 16, 2012
From tap. Pours a bit lighter/clearer than I’d like a brown ale to be. Only the slightest malt/coffee aromas. Mouthfeel is terribly thin on the palate. Overall, not a good flavor. The brown ale and coffee flavors do not come together. I got a pint and ended up leaving a good bit of it to be poured down the drain. can8ianben (1576) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2012
This rating is for the 2012 version, which is more like a pale ale than a brown ale. Coffee in the aroma and flavor, but a golden/amber color and lighter mouthfeel. Really nice and not heavy as most coffee beers go.