conway (1694) - - AUG 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Brown with off white head. Aroma and taste are caramel, toffee and butterscotch with a slight apple note. Medium mouthfeel and carb. Ok.
Nejhleader (1277) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
has a nice bit of a butter scotch toffee taste. a bit of caramel in the aftertaste. A nice overall brew.
dtroja1 (1) - Maryland, USA - AUG 1, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Notes of butterscotch, Brazilian pinenuts, granulated brown sugar, and just a flutter of smoked gouda that tantalizes the nostrils upon First Sniff. A buttery smooth mouthfeel - not aggressive, yet far from bashful - that lingers on the tongue like a fine double malted scotch. Tastes like sanka. Finishes clean - really, really clean and hopeful. This is a beer that knows what it wants and isn’t afraid to demand excellence.
Darkmagus82 (1864) - - JUL 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a medium brownish-amber color with a one finger of tan colored head. The head fades super-fast leaving almost no lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is big of a toffee smell mixed with some caramel and a somewhat nutty aroma. A little bit of a grainy and bready smell and some almost honey roasted nut smells are there giving the brew a somewhat honey nut Cheerio like smell.
Taste – The taste begins with a lighter level of toffee and caramel sweetness with a decent amount of a lightly toasted bready taste. As the taste advances the sweetness fades up to the middle of the taste as more light roasted flavors and some graininess and nut come to the tongue. More toward the end the sweetness comes back in the form of a toffee and caramel flavor once again. A light earthy hop brings a dimension of slight bitterness to the brew at the end, and with a good increase in the nut, ends up leaving a rather nutty and lightly toasted flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is medium in thickness and carbonation, which overall suit the mix of nut, light roast, and toffee/caramel rather well for this 5 % abv. brew.
Overall – A rather decent and much drier then anticipated nut brown ale. Fairly nice.
DrinkinWell (304) - - JUL 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark reddish brown, not much in the way of head or lacing. Malts, caramel, brown sugar on the nose. Hints of sweet citrus, banana, molasses. A very drinkable brown ale, though I’ve had better.
MarkSachon (647) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle. I liked the toffee flavor which goes well with a brown. Not too sweet which is a plus.
Tstamba (372) - Maryland, USA - JUN 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Taster at brewery. Light brown with minimal head. Roasted nuts, bread, milk chocolate... Balanced and smooth... Like
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LinusStick (2901) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A delicious and sessionable brown ale. Aroma was nice. Toffee, peanut and burnt caramel. Not too strong, but good. Pour was a nice medium brown with a thin light tan film for a head. Taste was very full and delicious for such a low ABV. They nailed it here. As the commercial description says; caramel, toffee and almond. Big and full. Nice strong carbonation. Will buy this again
Huhzubendah (2738) - Washington DC, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at DuClaw in Bowie, MD.
The beer is chestnut brown and hazy with a wisp of tan head. The aroma offers toffee, malt, bread, brown sugar. A touch of sweet toffee among brown bread and caramel malt notes. Moderately low carbonation with a touch of bitterness in the back. A decent brew, but not something I feel compelled to have again.
Underdogs88 (188) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Super nutty aroma with some peanut butter notes. No hops on the nose. Appearance is a cloudy brown beer with an off white head with poor head retention. Flavor is malt forward with nut, caramel and peanut butter notes. No hop flavor in the taste. Esters are low. Mouthfeel is moderate with moderate low carbonation. Overall, the beer from this bottle seems a little flat, but the beer has potential. I'll assume the carbonation issue with this beer isn't typical and is an anomaly.
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