Holdwine (1071) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Interesting cask pour at this rooftop brewpub. Nicely nutty flavors with a decent mellowing malt. Unexpected crisper finish. My fist chestnut ale.
Theydon_Bois (6986) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Birreria at Eataly, NYC, 24/11/13.
Opaque dark mahogony brown with a good sized off white head that retains well.
Nose is lightly smoked malt, dark fruits, brown bread, hint of soap, spice, figgy jam, nutty.
Taste comprises dark fruits, light toffee notes, brown bread dough, figs, tarte fruit skins, pinch of spice, nutty twang.
Light to medium bodied, soft carbonation, hint of fruity bitterness in the finish.
Ok stuff, a little soapy.
swoopjones (5329) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
cask at Birreria at Eataly. brown pour, medium body, nutty, bready, light cocoa, pretty good
Inbreak (1526) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUL 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 30.06.2013, cask @ the brewery / restaurant:
Nice creamy longlasting head. Aroma is slightly neutral grassy, dark malts, hay, caramel, cocoa, leafs, yeast, nuts, hints of banana. Taste is mild slightly roasted, dark malts, burnt caramel, hay, cocoa, grass, ash, nuts. Medium bitterness, dry mouthfeel. Really nice and easy drinking.
yespr (29683) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tap. Pours clearand golden dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty. Liqourice and breadish roasted malty flavoured. Dry and roasted malty finish.
closey22 (647) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy brown with thick foamy beige head; this is cask ale so it feels flat yet does have as light bite; aroma light nutty chocolate; Flava is nice roasty toasty nice dry grainy finish
boto (1807) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Birreria: This one poured a ruby tinged chestnut brown color. It has a bit of an off-white head that leaves a little lacing. An interesting nose. Definitely a whiff of chestnuts. Some sweet malts also. The taste is good. Body was a hair lighter than I expected. A little yeasty and bready, hints of the chestnuts, malts. Interesting and definitely worth having a second one.
Aniela (2301) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at Eataly Birreria NYC sept 2012. Darm brown beer with a tanned small head. Malty and sweet aroma. A bit malty and earty flavour, a bit thin beer...
BillKismet (3291) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aptly chestnut brown body, topped with an airy, bubbly head providing full cover. I can’t really tease at any chestnut smells, though the aroma has some mustiness to it. Smooth body, gently bitter and with woody and tannic malty qualities. Smooth roast with perhaps a dash of chestnut.
beerandbeyond (623) - ISRAEL - OCT 31, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask sample at Birreria.
Clear deep mahogany color with red hues, small beige head.
Coffee nose, mild chocolate and carobs.
Mild roast flavor, wine like sweetness, some nuttiness. no hops present.
Light body, lacks bitter finish, but decent.