brewbattles (40) - - FEB 11, 2014
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
We conducted a blind taste test with this beer and 5 other brown ales to objectively determine which one was best. The 5 beers were: Samuel Smithís Nut Brown Ale, Lost Coast Downtown Brown, Big Sky Moose Drool, Newcastle Brown, and Wychwood Hobgoblin. You can view the video here:
phranq (24) - - JAN 22, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Good for a brown ale. Just donít really like brown ales. Decent palate bitter finish. Just ok.
tectactoe (2510) - Michigan, USA - JAN 17, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap: Chestnut brown color, semi-translucent with a slightly soapy beige head, bubbly & quick to fade to a thin collar. Aroma is full of nuts, toasted malts, a touch of earth, & some faint cocoa dust. Flavor is nutty, toasty, malty, semisweet with hints of some leafy hops to help balance out. Light cocoa powder in the finish with a lingering nuttiness. Fairly typical brown ale. Medium bodied, just shy of creamy. Not bad.
ghostbeer (28) - Nebraska, USA - JAN 13, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smooth and easy drinking. Malt balanced with slight hop character especially on the finish. Good color and head.
Grenelvec (5) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 5, 2015 does not count
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
The roasted malt flavor comes through in this rich bodied beer. This has been a family favorite for quite some time, having to pick it up on the way home from long road trips, but now much easier to find in local grocery stores.
It has become my new summer boat beer with it now being available in cans.
Theapathyparty (8) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 25, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
An easy drinking beer, lots of chocolate, caramel, nuts, roastyness and malt in the flavour, with a hint of spiciness and bitterness from the hops. Full mouth feel, not overly carbonated.
chuckstout (287) - Washington, USA - DEC 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chocolate, malty, nutty, bread aroma, Pours red/ brown with creamy cappuccino colored foam and good lacing. Nice body with flavors similar to the aroma with a touch of fruit.
tricyclist (916) - Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not a brown ale at all. It pours fairly dark and thick wit a full khaki head. Nose is roasted malt and caramel. A little nutty. Flavor is similar, not a large hop presence with more notes of chocolate and nuttiness, caramel and smoothness. Itís not bad and itís growing on me.
VannGutier (2) - - DEC 17, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Everyday drinkin beer. Easy on the palate. It quenches my craving for beer. Caramel taste. YUMMMMMMMY
ccex (982) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz can pours a clear chestnut brown with small off-white head and a little lacing. Underpowered aroma is malty and nutty with a bit of raisins and perhaps chocolate. Taste is slightly bitter with a slight metallic aftertaste. Body is light to medium with sudsy carbonation. Thereís nothing terrible wrong with this, but I doubt Iíll try it again. The name is the most memorable thing about this beer to me.
ARH (615) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 12oz bottle. The roasted aroma consists of caramel and chocolate bar notes with subtle herb character. Itís a rich, dark brown color with a sudsy off white, medium ring and a light lace. Itís taste consists of a medium sweetness and light bitterness. The thinnish beer has a sudsy carbination and a medium, malty body consisting of caramel and chocolate with roasted nutty hints, and a slightly herbal finish. Thereís a light malt, and herb aftertaste. One of my go to winter session beers.