can8ianben (1278) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Classically nutty brown ale. Interesting smoky complexity balanced out by a nutty sweetness. Brown in color with a white frothy head. Almost no noticeable bitterness in the finish.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewery tasting room. Poured a clear dark brown color with a tan head and orange highlights. Nice aroma and flavor with roasted nut, milk chocolate, and light grass elements. Medium bodied and delicately sweet. Great brown ale.
rmhancock (21) - USA - JAN 23, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown , chestnut to ruby hue. Rich malty flavor balanced by a slight chocolate finish. Not too hoppy. Clean, fresh malt aroma heightened by the nutty scent of the chocolate malt and fruit aromas from the hops and fermentation. Mouthfeel (body/texture): Smooth
cgreb (382) - Marburg, GERMANY - JAN 23, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap - brownish beer with no foam. Malty nuts aroma. Flavour is malty and has nuts notes. Good body.
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
finally getting my SD ratings in, albeit slowly. on tap at o’briens. pours a dark brown with a thin, light tan head and solid lacing. aroma is very nice with toasted, nutty malts, sweet caramel, mild chocolate, and a hint of dry, earthy hops. flavor was great with big caramel malts, roasted walnuts, bitter cocoa powder, and slight herbal hop notes with a dry, roasted, nutty finish. palate is medium bodied and nicely carbonated and very sessionable. overall, a very nice brown ale.
DialSquare (2044) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From an old rating note - on tap at the brewery. brown pour with light brown head - malt aroma - nuts and oats in the taste. Not much else other than a rating. Would like to try again.
ben4321 (3348) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: Had this twice within a few days:
On tap at Neighborhood in San Diego, 1/6/10 and
On tap at the Brewery, 1/8/10
Aroma: The aroma is mostly roasted and nutty, some brown sugar
Appearance: Clearish caramel color with lots of lace
Flavor: Flavor is very sweet and nutty, toasty and sugary
Palate: Medium body, with a very smooth drink
This was a pretty solid beer, it doesn’t stack up against some of the other stuff that I tried on that trip to AleSmith, but I won’t hold that against it, cause that is some stiff competition. This is a pretty good beer.
mcbeyond (104) - Newport Beach, California, USA - JAN 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown. Roasted coffee and nuts. Surprisingly bright. Medium finish.
clong83 (285) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 4, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Long and smooth flavor of caramel and nuttiness. All flavors gel together rather well. Not dry or hoppy, but not too sweet either. A good beer to sit down and have several of...
awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 25, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Alesmith. Pours dark brown with a creamy beige head. Nose is nutty malt. Taste is slightly bitter nut malt. Very good brew.