hotstuff (4389) - 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 (466) - 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 (2410) - 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 (2488) - 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
doublebock (520) - California, USA - JUN 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: Deep dark brown color with extremely thick beige head. In fact the head started at 3/4 of the glass and it ended up rising over the glass
Aroma: Smells like chocolate malt balls
Taste: Complex layers of flavor for a nut brown. A heavy layer of malt with hazelnuts, leather and a nice coating chocolate sweetness on the finish.
Overall: A very hearty nut brown ale more reminiscent of a doublebock. Alcohol is very well masked.
JStax (3397) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a murky brown with a beige head of billowing foam. Lots of foam. Aroma is earthy, nutty, roast, and wine. Taste is a little vinous, but the roast notes bring this beer back on track. Sweeter finish than expected. Very spritzy mouthfeel.
pushkinwow (2176) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle. Light brown, cream head. Light sweet malt with chocolate, lactose, toffee, somewhat nutty, smooth. Moderate body, mild carbonation, sweet, bit dry, some hazelnut on the finish. Tasty.