kramer (5330) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Poured a clear chestnut brown body with a very minimal fizzy off-white head that completely vanished quickly. The nose is very sweet with loads of caramel, toffee, Frangelico liquor, and a slight bit of chocolate. The flavor is equally sweet with a lot of hazelnuts, burnt caramel, almond extract, maybe a light coffee note on the finish. Light to medium bodied with a bit of clingy sticky sweetness on the back end. Fine fizzy carbonation. Not too bad, but it’s a little too artificial tasting and overly sweet.
JHeath99 (1314) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUN 13, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Amber/brown appearance. Nutty aroma. Taste of alcohol and mixed nuts. Slight bitter/nut aftertaste.
JDBaker11058 (1448) - Maryland, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: clear amber, with one finger of tight, creamy, light tan head quickly shrinking to a thin collar; lacing is spotty and fleeting. Aroma: strong nose, with lots going on--caramel, definite toffee, roasted almonds, brown sugar, rustic brown bread. Taste: sweet, with nutty toffee notes, with some caramel, brown sugar, molasses, and chicory; under that is a bit of vanilla and treacle. Finish: smooth and creamy, with a lingering nutty sweetness. Notes: This is a one note beer, but that note is tasty. It’s all about the toffee and nut flavors, so there is some serious truth in advertising here. While definitely on the sweet side, the lower-end abv and light-yet-creamy palate kept this from being a dessert-sipper-only brown ale.
dlovell2 (1092) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown color with amber tint and white head. Malt aroma. Sweet caramel malt flavor with toffee and nut flavors. On tap is much better than the bottle version.
snoworsummer (2968) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at DuClaw. Pours medium opaque brown. Smooth and easy to drink. Slightly nutty and slightly sweet. Medium body and low carbonation.
Emeister84 (1412) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Toasty, nutty, and chocolatey aromas. Light brown with a faint, khaki head. Lightly sweet, flavors of caramel and milk chocolate are dominant, with some earthy hops for balance. Medium body, low carbonation, very smooth, and finishes with flavors of toasted almond and chocolate.
TizzleJizzle (726) - Garland, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Arundel Mills location in the mall. Strong malty aroma. Poured a clear brown color with a really thin top. Nutty taste, caramel malts, and toffee. Medium body, highly carbonated. Overall: malt heaven!
TheGB (537) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours light brown with a light head. Light aroma with toffee and cinnamon. Taste of caramel, bread and a little fruit. Palate is okay, a little light in my opinion.
chicowv (471) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle: Pours nut brown/bergundy. Aroma of nuts, caramel malts and sour yeast. Taste is strong caramel malt, some nut and wild or belgian style yeast. Slightly bitter and astringent on the tongue. Pretty good, but nothing special.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - FEB 8, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from Wegmans Leesburg. It pours a hazy, ruddy color with a large and active light tan head. The nose smells of toasted almonds and varnish. The flavor is rather bitter up front with light toffee and stale nut notes. Chalky and a little thin on the palate. Lingering dry finish. On the lesser end of brown ales in my book.