ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to the Tampa Crew for sharing. Brown pour with a thin tan pour. Aroma is nutty with a touch of toffee. Flavor is caramel, Belgian candy sugar, yeast , and hazel nut.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Justin and Greg for sharing this one. Sweet candied pecans in the nose, almost Pecan pie-ish. Not sure where the Belgian style is really present, since I didn’t get much of the yeastiness at all. Maybe a hint here and there, but this particular brew was sort of one-dimensional like the Vanilla brown.
MeadMe (1319) - Riverview, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Pours an amberish brown hue with a cream colored head. Nice retention and lace exhibited.
S: Lots of rich malt sweetness. Loads of caramel and brown sugar, with hints of Belgian yeast.
T: Malty sweetness for sure. Lots of caramel, and brown sugar. The pecans are there along with Belgian yeast. Hints of mild spice. To be honest the flavor kind of reminds me of the candied pecans they sell at the small stand in the center of the mall.
M: Medium in body, smooth, lots of sweetness.
D: Enjoyable, but too sweet to consume loads of this one.
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - FEB 8, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from AskDrTodd - Thanks! Aroma is banana and nuts. Notes of ripening banana, pecan and malt. Pours a nice cola brown with not much head. Flavor is sweet, but not cloying. A touch of dryness in the back there. This may be a hallucination, but it tastes almost like a little cigar in the flavor. Finishes clean. Best brown ale ever.
Ibrew2or3 (6985) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 6, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler pours deep amber with bright copper hues and off white head. The aroma initially has ample amounts of spicy Belgian yeast that seems to fade with time. I also get brown sugar, some black strap molasses like notes and nuttiness in the background. The taste begins sweet with brown sugar sweetness, mildly roasted malts and then yeasty spices. It later begins to pick up faint dark fruity esters before it rolls toward roasted malts and dry yet tasty nuttiness. The nuttiness help this go from fairly rich and sweet to dry and nearly refreshing into the finish.
gkost (1710) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 6, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy brown. Nose is HUGE sweet fruits an big pronounced pecan flavor. Candied nuts, cinnamon and allspice, toffee. This beer is straight up candy with the most nut flavor and aroma I have ever experienced. Very well done, but a definite small pour beer.