scottyshades (130) - Parkland, Florida, Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Pours an opaque brown color with a tightly knit creamy cap. Retention is excellent
S: Lots of nuts, caramel, and a smooth graininess. I would put this somewhere between a Belgian Dark and a rich Brown Ale...Belgian yeast notes are there but definitely restrained in a way that give this beer more balance.
T: Nuts, caramel, and a smooth oat character. Belgian yeast lend a little spiciness but don’t overwhelm like some of this style. Balanced by a slight earthy hop presence
MF/Overall: The oats give this beer a smooth and velvety feel to it. Carbonation is low. Alcohol well hidden. Nutty finish. Overall an easy drinking beer, especially for 8.3%. Great for a hot day like it is down here in South Florida
italianjohn (2149) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chestnut colored pour reddish hue, thin beige head, light sticky lacing .... aroma of nuts, earthy, caramel malts and some honey .... taste is of chestnuts, roasted, caramel malts, honey, earthy flavors and a bitter hop bite .... finish is dry with a lingering bitter and roasted .... medium body nice balance of flavors ... abv hidden well .... solid brew
Wittales (515) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance was hazy brown with creamy diminishing off white 1 finger head, no lacing. Aromas where sweet biscuity caramel nutty malts.Yeasts are floral spicey belgain strand with deep fruits. Taste is sweet caramel, chocolate, figs with the malts.The spicey yeasts add slight deep fruity mixed to the balance. Palate was sliky creamy CO2 with a meduim-full body. The long smooth warming alcoholic finish is fablous. A wonderful brown or strong...
emacgee (3746) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clean dark copper brown with one finger of tan head. Nose is nutty and ready with a light acidity and fruit skin quality, grainy and herbal. Toasted grain and soy sauce with some fruit skin and acidity and sort sauce. Meh. Kind of light bodied and slick.
jcos (1356) - Maryland, USA - JUN 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location/Date:Bottle poured on June 13, 2012 from Jay Stone..
Appearance:Pours a dark opaque brown.
Aroma: Aroma is nutty, faint honey, belgian yeast.
Taste: Like a medium brown ale, some honey, light bitterness.
Palate:Medium light body, probably from the Belgian yeast.
Summary: I really enjoyed this beer, I’d like to get a full bottle.
TURDFERGUSON (3749) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - JUN 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared by emagee. Reddish copper with no head, minimal carbonation, a small ring of lace. Nose is lightly nutty, some peat like malt, oak, honey, light Belgian yeast character. Similar flavor, light dark fruits throughout, some chestnuts, malty, some light bitterness, peat, light heat. Kind of a toned down belgian strong, a little watery but it had already been opened before where it probably lost some carbonation and flavor.
notalush (4459) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Why is this listed as a brown ale? - sure it says "brown ale" on the label, but it clear states "Belgian style brown ale" - this is a Belgian strong ale, people! - pour is a dark ruby - soapy, sticky lace - aroma of chestnut, raisin, toffee, prune, earthy honey - low carbonation - smooth in the mouth - the chestnut and honey are apparent in the flavor, but settle in and balance with other notes of raisin, toffee, prune - light acidity and mild roast and bitterness on the tail end - tasty and balanced.
unclemattie (3907) - Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Capped, 750ml bottle. red sealed. Very dark, black brown color, thin tan head. Aroma of mild earthy wooded hops, nutty malts, some dark fruits as well. Light roasty nose. Full bodied, hearty body. Very nice roasted character, a touch of nutty flavors. A touch of booze. Finihses with a sweet nutty malt character along with a touch of spicy tingle and pine. Very delicious. (3358).
pineypower (2306) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours out a moderate brown color with a decent sized tan head. Aroma is of dark dried fruits, fig, wet leaves, caramel and a smoky nutty note. Taste is of dried figs, some sweet dried fruits, smoky, earthy chestnut flavor, some light sweetness and a very gentle nod to the alcohol content. Solid
BVery (5135) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Pinocchios in Media, PA. Reddish brown pour with a monster head. Caramel malts, nut, and dark fruit. Nice smooth palate.