Iphonephan (3522) - McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 75 cl bottle at the DC Pre-Turkey Day Tasting, Novemeber 9, 2014. Vintage 2010. Caramel nose. Mellow flavors of light butterscotch and banana. Some oxidation, but still pretty tasty.
GenDV138 (1611) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml bottle at the RateBeer DC Tasting. Hazy brown with off-white head. Aromas of roasted banana, roasty notes, a little caramel. Tastes of caramel, bananas, light nuts, a little woodiness. Medium body with a dry finish.
solidfunk (4301) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tastes like beer advocacy to me. Light roast. Some caramel. Light amber finish. Bottle.
Westchesterco (1051) - mclean, Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Poured from a bottle it is a cloudy amber with a slight head. The aroma is citrus and the taste is a smokey flavor that overpowers the taste of anuthing else
BeerandBlues2 (9984) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is carob, toast and bread malt, plantains, dates, light vanilla and earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant, plantains and carob with light earthy hops and bitterness and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
slowrunner77 (6016) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Porter like with itís roastiness though a little sweeter like a brown. Fairly strong nutty aroma and flavor. As advertised. Solid all around.
merc7186 (2198) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - APR 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Smoked Pecans, Bready, Mild Carrot?
Appearance: Amber/Orangish Hue, Passes Some Light, Off White Head Ring, Mild Lacing
Taste: Pecans, Mildly Smoked Malts, Mildly Boozy
Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Boozy, Mildly Sweet
ROGUE (2120) - Newark, Delaware, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle. Pours a clear deep amber brown color with a one finger off white foamy head. Aroma is sweet banana, cinnamon, nutmeg, caramel, brown sugar, and clove. The taste maintains the banana character, as well as the nutmeg and caramel, and adds a touch of light cocoa powder and a hint of hoppy bitterness. The body is a fairly light medium, with lightly moderate carbonation and a very smooth.
RobertDale (3644) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce shared bottle. Pours reddish brown with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, nuts, spice, and smoke. Taste is malt, smoke, nuts, caramel, yeast, and vanilla. Very interesting.
Huhzubendah (2635) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to WorldWideStout for sharing this interesting beer.
A: Pretty clear, light brown hue with little head and no lace.
S: Subtle smoke, nuts, malt.
T: Decent tasting - a bit too sweet for my tastes. There is a nutty aspect to the flavor, but itís not especially prevalent, given the name of the beer. Itís difficult to think of this as a brown ale. A loose interpretation for sure.
M: Too thin, average carbonation level/feel.
D: Iím glad I tried it. It was certainly interesting. One small serving was plenty, though. This is definitely an "off-centered ale".