merc7186 (2085) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: Dark Brown Hue, Passes Mild Light, Brown Head, Some Lacing
S: Nutty, Dark Sweet Malts
T: Sweet Malts, Peanut Shells
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Nutty, Mildly Sweet
Overall, a nice nut brown but the aftertaste tasted like peanut shells...weird.
Bacterial (1552) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - NOV 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown pour with a nice tan head. Really nice nose - chocolate and almost a sweet bourbon character. Chocolate forward taste with a mellow finish. A nice one to sip.
conway (1426) - - OCT 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a light tan head. Aroma is nutty and fruity. Taste has notes of figs, berries, chocolate and roasted nutty malt. There's a weird gummy fruit snack undertone throughout. Rich oily palate. This is complex and enjoyable.
hotstuff (4092) - Indiana, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rated on 01-09-2009 at Fort Wayne, IN Winter Gathering (Bottle courtesy of jsquire) This beer pours a small fizzy tan head with a long retention, brown body with a red tint, no visible carbonation, and a fair amount of lacing. The Aroma is malty, chocolate, roasty, and nutty. The Taste mimics the Aroma. The Palate is oh so smooth and this is a full bodied beer. This beer is very quaffable and the flavors come together very nicely. This beer is worth trying and a beer that not only would I drink again, but also recommend.
wisdomsolo (449) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2013 Pours opaque brown with a khaki tan head. The aroma is toffee and malt. The flavor has a tiny burn at it’s finish but has a sweet toffee, caramel flavor. Super smooth on the tongue.
rhooks81 (5) - savannah, Georgia, USA - SEP 12, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
malty roasted nuts. very dark. brown head. good lacing. paired with filet mignon. nice meal. too bad I cant get this beer locally
Ed5388 (2089) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Finally getting around to drinking this one. Big thanks to Tricyclist from the chapter 3 local for local swap. Pours a murky dark chestnut brown color with a finger or tan head. Aromas is nutty, with notes of chocolate, roasted malt, and molasses. Taste has a lot of hazelnut, followed by caramel, brown sugar, chocolate, and a roasted coffee finish.
DoublEE (783) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Now this is a brown ale to write home about. Bolita is malty sweet, but far from cloying, boasting heavy notes of vanilla, caramel, and walnuts.
Lukaduke (2184) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep burnt umber with a thick foamy head... Lots of nice roast great silky mouthfeel nutty, soft chocolate, raw peanuts, vanilla, spent coffee grounds, malt and a touch of earthy chewing tobacco on the finish.
DaTimBennett (111) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: Nutty, malt, vanilla and chocolate.
A: dark in color with a tan head.
T: taste cocoa, vanilla, nutty, and some bitter at the end
P: full mouth feel, drinkable