NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 11, 2011
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Tap @ brewery. Reddish brown appearance with a cream colored head. Toffee, caramel, hazelnuts, slightly burnt malty nose. Weird fruity sweetness in the flavor along with caramel, nuts, and some toastiness. Finish is quite sweet.
notalush (4586) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 4, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Jeez what a mess - loads of sugary sweetness - quite nutty, but not the hearty, sweet nuttiness you expect from the style - more like burnt peanut skins - leafy, tobacco-like bitterness - bready and yeasty - charred sugars and husky grains on the tail end - another miss on this trip - oh, well - time to order a pint of then smoked lager!
onceblind (3575) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ brewery. Hazy brown with an orange tint, very small white head. Aroma of maple syrup with mild chocolaty tones and nuttiness. Lovely flavor of maple, roast chestnuts, and chocolate cereal grains. A little light on the body, but refreshing and very flavorful. Well done!