kosko20 (350) - Hopewell Junction, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Solid nut brown. Distinctive nut flavor with some roasted and toasted malts...beautiful ruby brown body, nice off white head with good lacing. Starts sweet but ends dry and bitter. On tap at o’briens and alesmith does it again.
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 28, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad. Pours with a light brown head and a hazy deep brown body with good lacing. Aroma of nut, maple, chocolate, and light spice. Taste is very palatable, with nuts, spices, and cinnamon with a touch of tobacco. Light carbonation and a water like to dry mouthfeel.
AlabastorJones (814) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
No head, dark brown/black body, roasty chocolate vanilla nose, Bitters in flavor! American style brown for sure, dark roast and hop bitters in the backbone flavor, feeling a bit let don about the lack of sweet nutty notes or any sort of complexity in the flavor by this one b/c of how hyped it is, a good well hopped brown though it is
KimJohansen (10408) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dark amber with tiny white head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, caramel and hints of hops. Flavour likewise with a hoppy finish.
nickd717 (4000) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 19, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Absolute top of its style. Had this on tap at Pizza Port in Solana Beach, CA. Medium brown color with small off-white head. Malty, nutty goodness (hazelnuts dominate), some chocolate, surprisingly complex taste. These guys just do not make a bad beer, or even an average one.
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 17, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Pours a medium translucent brown. Very very nice malt flavors with chocolate hints. Some nice nutty toned too. Very crisp and smooth mouth. One of the top brown ales!
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 30, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewery. Dark mahogany brown with a very creamy light tan head. Soft hops spice in the aroma with both fruitiness and earthiness and good bitterness from both the hops and toasted malt. The aroma leads directly into the flavor delivering all of the same characteristics onto the palate. The body is full, yet still light and easygoing. Very drinkable with a lot of dimension for this modest style.
nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler from the brewery. Pours a luxurious amber color with a creamy tan head. Brimming with the aroma and flavor of walnuts and pecans with the shells thrown in for a note of bitterness. Slight caramel and dark cocoa are also present, but this beer is all about it’s name. Well done, as usual.
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - NOV 1, 2008
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
rated on an iPhone before a USC washington tailgate. I’ve had this beer a billon times but I can’t resist rating from the growled I brought from home. Is pours into the red cup a deep brown with a big foamy head. Malty aroma. Smith maalty flavor hints of carmel and choclate . Fishenes super smith with slight hop presence. A truley gummy brew to ejoy before a truley great football team takes the feild rates on a greatbpwice of hardware
kbjames (244) - Utah, USA - OCT 21, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Also had this on tap at Hamltons Tavern in San Diego. A very good beer with a nutty taste.