vtafro (2302) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Brown pour with tan head. Nutty malt aroma with a Belgian twist, yeast, and sweetness. Light flavored nutty flavor with light toasted ad roasted malt tones.
jtclockwork (6914) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours murky dark brown with tan/off white head. Nose/taste of almond and chestnut extracts, raisins, dark fruits, honey, sweet malt and caramel. Initially sweet dark fruits on the palate morph into a lightly roasted nut character in the finish. Some honey booze in back end. Medium body.
johnnnniee (1951) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - APR 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a solid dark brown color with a smallish brown head that shows moderate retention. Smells of caramel, chocolate, a bit nutty with little to no hop presence. Taste is sweet and malty with a caramel earthy chocolate flavor to it. Medium body and carbonation level with a sweet almost sticky mouthfeel. Nice brown ale with a nutty edge. I’m glad I got to try this.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Extremely dark brown color, massive beige head with good retention and decent lacing. Aroma of chocolate covered hazelnuts. Taste is coffee grounds, chocolate milk powder, salt, nutmeg. Nice.
garrisonp (2) - Brighton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 12, 2012 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice brown ale with nice nutty notes. Could have used some more of that honey. Easy drinking. Bubbly off white head laces nicely. Dark brown, almost black. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
DocLock (7421) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 bottle. Pours turbid (wait for it) chestnut, with 1-finger tan head. Nose is roasted malt, dark fruit, nuts, mild hops. Tastes rich, smooth, with an up-front funky dark malty fruity flavor, and back-up nuts, brown sugar, and hops. This one is solid.
TheEpeeist (3137) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
25.4 oz bottle. Deep purple brown with a tannish head. Nose is chestnut, brown sugar and chocolate banana. Medium body with a prickly tang. Taste is chestnut, dates, nutmeg and honey; earthy with some pine. The nuttiness gets lost in the sweetness finishing with burnt nuts and stale spices.
abcfan (670) - New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty good brew. Pours brow with a tan head. Aroma is slightly nutty, but mostly spiced yeast. Really easy drinking, thin in mouth with a really smooth finish with hints of honey and nuts. Gets better as it warms.
blipp (5594) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours brown with a beige head. Nutty sweet malty aroma, with some light honey-sweetness, and some light flowery hoppy notes. The flavor has nutty and honey sweet malts, milk chocolate, lightly roasted malts, and light floral hops. An awesome brown ale.
DiarmaidBHK (3126) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at Capone’s. Pours dark brown with a thin khaki head. Slight notes of honey on the nose. A slight nuttiness on the tongue. The honey and chestnuts don’t really work for me. Lots of alcohol on the tongue. This is an absolute sledgehammer of a beer.