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Eddie McStiffs Chestnut Brown Ale

Eddie McStiffs Chestnut Brown Ale
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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.09/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   ABV: -
A mild British Brown Ale. Dark, yet filtered for smoothness, with a hint of chocolate malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Headbanger (3803) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2007
22oz bomber-A brown body with a small off white head and an aroma of sweet malts and caramel. Taste of the same but a little light for a brown but otherwise not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dansting (222) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 27, 2007
Bottle. Poured a cloudy, dark-brown color with a very thin, white head. Light sweet aroma of caramel and malt. Nice, full mouthfeel. Flavor was nutty with a sweet malty hint to it. Not a bad beer to be the first Utah beer on my list.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
MrEcted1 (144) - Wheat Ridge, Colorado, USA - JAN 9, 2007
A very ho-hum brown ale. Pours a nice deep copper color... but thatís about all this beer has going for it. Very minimal lacing, but itís present. Flavor is a little nutty and maybe the slightest bit smokey. Take a typical brown ale and water it down... WAY down and you have this brew.. This is a thin beer that leaves a lot to be desired. There are MUCH better brown ales out there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 24, 2006
22oz bomber. Clear with a deep garnet brownish hue. Trace off-white head. Sweet malty, nutty, vanilla, toffe aromas. Nice,rich palate. Nutty and effervescent. Cloying and dry. Second glass is more hazy with a finger of off-white head that quickly dissipated. Caramel and slightly musty. Barnyard yeast note. Medium roast on the malts. Slight chocolate, bitter and cookie flavors. Decent!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2005
Thanks to my friend Ron for giving me this 22oz bomber of beer!

Pours an amber brown body and a creamy off-white head. The aroma and flavor are rather nutty and bring notes of toasted honey wheat bread on top. In addition, there is a pleasant suggestion of toffee, an earthy smokiness of peat and a bittering hint of coffee and woodsy hops in the finish. Overall, a decent Brown Ale if I must say!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12049) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 1, 2005
22-oz bottle. Pours dark brown to mahagony with ruby hints and a rocky tan film. Fruit hop (melon) and lightly roasted caramel malt aroma. Moderately acidic musty yeast bitter sweet caramel malt flavor with citrus rind notes. Medium bodied fizzy and lively carbonation.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - SEP 20, 2004
the colorful old-timey label stands out nicely on the beer cooler shelf, shouting "buy me!"-- and then after you do, snickers: "you sucker!" no, iím kidding, beer bottles canít talk. actually, itís not terrible. pretty lousy, but not terrible. if youíve ever tasted a mediocre brown ale and said "i could brew a better beer with one hand tied behind my back...", remember that, indeed, this brewer has one hand tied behind his/her back: itís utahís retarded and restrictive brewing constraints. given those constrictions--akin to a tornequet-- you get a faaaaairly nice brew. chestnut says it well in terms of color, a polished pecan shell of tortoise reds and mahogany browns. i had to dump it in a glass to excite a little head, and the lace ran straight back to the protective bosom of the beer. aroma is modest and leads with what i think resembles an unfortunate soapy note: then more positively i imagine a scent of roasted chestnut meats, perhaps the rind of some dark fruit like tamarind. kinda soda-like but with a softer carb, itís part cola and part watery coffee. rather dry with a metallic bitterness-- like they used rusty bottle caps instead of hops. as far as a food pairing, i never eat food with great beer. with this, iíd say, get a sandwich.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUN 30, 2004
Enjoyable brown ale. I think that brown ales are the most suited for Utahís restricitve ABV laws as the lower alcohol content does not ruin the flavor. This one was nutty and tasted very "brown." Hops not prominent, as is proper for a brown ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 3, 2004
On-tap at the brewpub: Dark ruddy brown with a dark mahagony edging, thin fizzy ivory cap that escaped quickly, no lacing qualities. Aroma has barely a trace of sweetness mixed with some drying nut tones and slight roast. Taste is plain, mostly sweet, a bit peppery and herbal at the front but fades off quickly leaving an empty sweetness of toffee and slight roast and nutty/grainyness to flatten out to a dryish finish. Feel is thin, close to watery, smoothly clean and quickly crisp upfront but drops off far to fast. A barely there/slightly above average brown.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 25, 2004
This brown ale pours with a very dark reddish-brown body topped by a thin off-white head with a little lacing. The aroma is slightly sweet and malty with a slightly roasty nuttiness and a slight caramel note. The flavor is slightly sweet and malty with smokey/roasty nut notes. Light to medium bodied, watery and smooth.

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