DocLock (8697) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Blue Dog Lansdale. Pours hazy brown with tan head. Nose is roasty munich.choc malt, nuts, hops. Tastes rich, very nutty, with a solid malt bill, cacao, backup hops, and a rich, complex finish. This is world class, like a double nut brown.
olio (8065) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
65 cl bottle.
Pours ruby red color with a small head. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, some hops, ripe dark fruits and toffee. Flavor of toasted malts, nuts, yeast, some mild chocolate notes, ripe fruits and ash. Dry and burnt palate finish quite abruptly. Quite nice.
lusikka (7593) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
650 ml bottle.
Pours a dark brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma is really intense with toasted malts, almonds and grass. Flavour of strong toasted malts, almonds, grassy hops, raisins and dark chocolate. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Finish is rich and malty with some mild sweetness. Good.
laiti (7704) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
65 cl bottle @ lusikka, no BBE info
Aroma is rather roasted with lots of cocoa, some coffee and dark chocolate. Flavour feels woody with lots of nuts, some cocoa, coffee and dark chocolate. Dry finish.
tiong (5224) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
660ml bottle from a trade. Thanks stawn!
Pours dark brown with a small head. Massively roasty aroma with notes of caramel, toffee, hints of cocoa, coffee and hops. Taste is roasty and smooth with notes of nuts, cocoa, coffee and chocolate. Finish is smooth and roasty with chocolatey notes. Nice, quite easy to drink but tasty brown ale.
jstraw (1946) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear red-brown with good, foamy, tan head / Earthy, rich nose of nut, chocolate, barley, and cream / Light to medium body, lively carbonation, thin, toasty, dry, with fair finish / Flavors of toast, nut, chocolate, cold coffee, and root beer / Not bad, but not up to expectations.
buttslamify (52) - - SEP 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Excellent beer, I was shocked to see this at almost the same level as the Rogue Nut Brown, which was actually a little watery in comparison. The flavor is strong throughout the sip and the aroma is excellent, the beer pours nicely with a strong head and nice lace around the glass. Great beer, Alesmith seems to never fail.
EvanFriend (442) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good beer. Tastes like burnt, a little coffee, and nuts. Much dryer than most brown ales.
arondee (598) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 22, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours pitch black with a nice white head and good lacing. Aroma is chocolate malt, nuts, and toast. The taste is nutty, slightly dry and sweet. Very balanced. Not too rich, not too thin, just about perfect. Delicious!
knewell (73) - Alabama, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a nice dark brown and leaves a nice tan head. Has a nice aroma of toasted malt and nuts. Has good taste of toasted malts and nuts that is smooth and pleasreable. Leaves a nice texure on your palate. Overall, a very enjoyble nut brown ale.