notalush (4823) - 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 (4155) - 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 (2504) - 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 (6076) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Tap at Pinocchios in Media, PA. Reddish brown pour with a monster head. Caramel malts, nut, and dark fruit. Nice smooth palate.
burg326 (3660) - Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle that poised a dark brown color, aromas of spice, dark fruits, nuts, roast, and malt. Flavors are all nuts, chestnuts mostly, malt, spice, and a light honey comes through as it warms. Decent booziness to it as well, not an all day drinker but nice none the less.
TheBeerGod (5218) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - 750mL crowned. Very dark, opaque brown pour. In the glass it looks almost black. Tall, fluffy tan head accompanies it. Aroma is nutty with caramel, chocolate, and spicy hops. Taste is caramel, chocolate covered nuts, dark fruit notes, funky yeast, earthy hops, spicy hops, soft citrus and cocoa. Body is medium with a soft, bubbly carbonation. Ends by amping up the funk and yeast on the back end along with more chocolate covered nuts, caramel, light toffee, dark fruit notes, spicy hops, soft earthy notes and soft citrus.
Goodgrief (1782) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - MAY 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour front the tap, smallish head. Sweet and nutty aroma, like Christmas spice bread. Sweet, full of nuts and dark fruit. Seriously like a banana bread that has been slightly overbaked. The honey was noticeable and even a spicy bitter hop finish. I liked it.
Cybercat (3257) - Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2012
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours an opaque dark-chocolate brown with a thick and rather persistent light tan head. Strong aroma has a malty core and notes of cloves and cinnamon plus a hint of molasses. Rich flavor has malty, molasses, caramel, nutty and earthy notes plus a honey-sweet undertone and hints of cloves and woody hops - or is that chestnut? Thick body is fairly fizzy and leaves a nice tingle with subtle earthy, honey and hoppy tones. Excellent! Be sure to get off at this exit.
Tmoney99 (10545) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by b3shine. Poured clear dark brown color with an average frothy white head that lasted and produced good lacing. Moderate complex toasted malt and earthy hop aroma. Medium to full body with a dry smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted bittersweet flavor with a solid bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a solid complex beer.
ReggieDunlap (3047) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown/black with a medium tan head. Aroma has some sweet fruity notes and light roasty malt. Flavor has roasty malts, fig, and molasses...earthy/nutty notes...light anise. Mouthfeel is medium/full and silky with an earthy/dark fruit finish.