BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz Bottle - Trade - Daknole
Aroma – Nice dark malt beer with a light nutty aroma.
Appearance – Brown in color, Thick head and hazy.
Flavor – A dark malt beer with a nutty flavor this was a nice easy to drink beer. Was expecting more from this beer. Little flavor of coffee and toffee in the back.
Palate – Good Mouthfeel, nice texture with a dry finish.
Overall – This was a decent brown ale with some small issues. Needed ore time or less of one of the special ingredients. I think they had too much in the beer and it was fighting for the flavor to come out.
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle courtesy of Daknole. Pours a clear brown with a lot of floaters and a huge 3 finger rocky beige head that floats around like an iceberg. Nose is slightly sour upfront with mild caramel malts coming through. Taste is malt, some roasted nuts and a mild hop finish. Lighter mouth feel. Thanks Dakine.
BelgianBeerGal (3708) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled via trade with DAKNOLE. Pours a clear brown but you can still see through it. Medium off-white head that settles quickly. Sweet aroma with roasted malt and chocolate. Rather thin mouthfeel and flavour. Just hints of coffee and bitterness. Easy to drink but not real complex.
hopdog (11004) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2008
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle acquired in trade with daknole (thanks!). Poured a deep amber to light brown, lightly hazy, and a small sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, chocolate, roast, and lightly nutty. Tastes of roast, chocolate, and nuttly. Thinner tastes and body. Lively body.
PhillyBeer2112 (2723) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2008
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Somewhat bready earthy aroma with hints of cocoa and herbal hops. Very faint and vague vegetal note. Reddish orange color, big creamy head, with lots of effervescence. Weird spicy flavors, presumably hops but not familiarly so. Touches of cocoa and coffee. A little corny towards the finish, which perhaps explains the vegetal component in the nose. A bit on the thin side.
nick76 (4368) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2008
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2009 The aroma is dusty, sweet and chocolate like. The appearance is light brown with a huge head. The flavor is like the aroma with cardboard and a bit of sourness. The palate is thin. I think this is a rather disappointing brown.
Palidor19 (3143) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2008
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
this beer just falls flat of everything, not enough of malt and low on hops barley worth you time.
SHIG (4381) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAY 18, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Poured a brown with a creamy off white head. The aroma is malty wth some sweetness sorta similar to a chocolate. Taste is malty with some hop to it.
Oakes (14884) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 2, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bright chestnut. Slightly toasty nose. Palate is nice - some nutty notes, hints of cocoa and accents of chocolate. Fairly complex, rounded character with earthy hops.
Beershine (5219) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 2, 2008 Pours deep mahogany red/brown with not much head. smells sour like unroasted soggy chestnut and unidentifiable sourness. body is thin. flavors are earthy and include more unroasted wet nut (peanut, walnut). A teensy tiny bit of hop rounds it out a little. 4-2-5-3-11
re-rated on tap at Moir’s Food Shack, Jupiter, FL. Amber brown color. Hoppy aftertaste with sweet malt backbone. Chestnut aroma and flavors, smells strongly of mushroom. Decent pour, deserved an up-rate.