ROGUE (2099) - Newark, Delaware, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours a hazed medium brown color with a thin white collar and light lace. Aroma is soft, sweet malts with a mild nuttiness. Taste is very malt forward with toffee, sweet dough and lightly roasted nuts, with a mild pine undertone. Medium body with a moderate soft carbonation.
BrewDad (5003) - Olympia, Washington, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown in color, clear with a thin head. Nice nut and dark malt flavor. This was a nice light tasty brew.
craftycarl21 (2238) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Churchkey. Deep, rich brown pour with a decently sized frothy white head. Nose holds nice soft nuttiness, with some bready malt and light plum and nectarine notes added in the flavor. A decent brown ale, but nothing special.
Travlr (11982) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Clear maroon, thick tan head, solid lacing. Aroma of milk chocolate. Taste starts sweet then has s nice bitter balance with grass and light pine. Decent.
Oakes (12633) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium brown colour. Not much head. Mild aroma mixes nuts and caramel. Light bodied, a little toasty and a little nutty. Finishes reasonably dry. Decent brown ale, with no real chestnut character. (the ones in Europe don’t have it either).
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Elysian Fields. Nice rich true chestnut brown color. Very dark. Aroma is not huge, very mellow, cakey but not sweet. Thin and not super flavorful but a genuine chestnut beer! Well made. Nice rich cakey dark malts,excellent malt character. Better than many other chestnut beers as it’s nice and dry and balanced. And refreshing, too.
after4ever (6140) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 29, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft at the elysian pike street. pours a cloudy dark brown...not, in fact, entirely unlike a chestnut. mild sweet brown sugar nose with earthy and nutty tones. watery light body. sweet sugar and nut mid palate. turns christmas tradition on its head, in a mild, dark, lagery way.
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nose is very interesting per the style. Nutty, doughy, earthy with hints of chocolate and caramel as well. A touch of bread. Brown pour, muddy with a creamy head. The flavor is also somewhat doughy, earthy, nutty. Light smokey notes. Interesting earthy dustiness. High drinkability at around 4%.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - SEP 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours a mahogany body with an off white head. Chewy toffee and nutty with a malt driven body well accented with roasted malt and some dry malt. Thin simple and session able. Win.
BillKismet (3334) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gorgeous deep mahogany and ruby color with luscious head. Pleasant, moderately hopped aroma, perhaps with a dusting of nut and malt. Musky, smoked beech flavor. Nice, but not really a "nut brown" quality.