ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Clear brown pour with a white head. Aroma is mild toffee and breadiness. Crackers. Super thin mouthfeel. Nothing much going on here.
alobar (3290) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a chestnut brown color with an aroma of nuts, toffee, and caramel. Toffee, caramel flavor with nuts at the back end. Very nice beer.
keanex (1657) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at DuClaw Bel Air.
Appearance: Clear mahogany body with a creamy light tan head.
Aroma: Nutty with toffee, cocoa, and caramel. Leans a bit sweet.
Taste: Dry nutty intro into a moderately sweet caramel, toffee, and cocoa mid-taste with a dry roasted peanut finish.
Palate: Medium bodied, moderately carbonated.
Overall: Really good brown ale, complex and drinkable. I’d like this in bottles.
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
February 2013. Sampled at the Arundel Mills brewpub. Copper color with nutty and caramel aromas. Semi-sweet flavors and little hops.
italianjohn (2684) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear toffee brown pour with an off white creamy head and sticky lacing ... great aroma of toffee, and a little nutty, nice caramel malt and slight roastedness ... taste is nutty with toffee, a little brown sugar, caramel malts and a slight roasted flavor .... mouthfeel is thin and the finish is a mix of caramel and roasted malts .... nice sessionable brew
BrewBoxer (2491) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at phillips in baltimore. Deep brown color. Very nutty . Toffee and chocolate flavor. Very tasty.
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hershiser2 (1693) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
$1.75 Bottle. Wine Warehouse. Charlottesville. Pours clear brown with an inch of tan head. Smells of caramel and leaves. Tastes of caramel, brown sugar, toffee, and hazelnut.
kramer (5611) - 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 (1608) - 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 (1696) - 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.