portableparty (2293) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours brown with a nice tight khaki head that fades to a thin wispy film and collar. Aroma has good roasted malt hidden coffee notes and some faint coco. Taste has a little bitterness and nice roasted malt day old coffee. Palate is thin crisp and brings me wanting another dip. Honestly it’s a pretty solid brown ale.
N3lson1 (1005) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - NOV 12, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Drank from a twelve ounce bottle purchased from the sketchiest beer store I have ever had the chance to witness, and I’m a person who finds himself in pretty sketchy places. Paired with a couple of Burger King burgers. A good nice nutty, malty beer with nice undertones of smokiness. Definitely, a good beer by Goose Island! Excited to try this on tap one day!
Darkmagus82 (2271) - - AUG 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transfer from BA review on 12-9-12-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – Poured a deep brown colored brew with a two finger tan head. The head had a moderate level of retention, fading over time to give a medium level of lacing.
Smell – The aroma was heaviest of roasted malt and some sweet smells of caramel and brown sugar. Mixed with these aromas and as the name would imply is a strong aroma of roasted almonds.
Taste – The taste begins of roasted malt mixed with some of the sweet caramel that was detected in the nose. As the taste advances further other sweet buttery toffee flavors and some chocolate also come to the tongue as well as a nut flavor. While initially the nuttiness was light as the taste advances to the end it becomes more pronounced. When a light earthy hop joins the roasted nut at the end it gives a very light bitter balance to the sweet and leaves a very pleasant aftertaste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side in terms of creaminess with a carbonation level that is rather average as well.
Overall – This is a quite tasty brew. It is sweet, roasty and nutty. Quite an easy drinker
Bulk_Carrier (3884) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - AUG 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a decent hazy brown color with red tints along the sides of the glass. The head was about a finger’s worth of white to off white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute leaving some speckled light lacing.
The smell had a rich roasty nutty to caramel maltiness with some light breadiness running over top of some light chocolate malts.
The taste took all of those previously mentioned flavors and combined them pretty good.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly good sessionability about it. The carbonation was somewhat subdued as there’s a decent smooth creaminess about it.
Overall, I say this was a pretty good brown ale I’d have again.
czar (7890) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours clear medium dark brown, red tint, with a small light beige head, some retention and lacing. nutty brown malts, fresh lightly roasted notes, fruity with a mineral touch, coffee, chocolate nibs, tobacco, mint, chalk. moderate carbonation, light body, short yet assertive grassy-earthy-peppery finish. rich maltiness. balanced. dry. quaffable.
ashworth8908 (10) - - APR 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beer has a nutty finish. Also a hint of cinnamon, vanilla, and coffee undertones.
keepersj12 (3063) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - APR 22, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark amber with a red tint. Almost no head. The aroma is kind of fruity. The flavor has caramel and some nuts. The finish is a bit thin.
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bth122 (1499) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with minimal head. Aroma of hazelnut, vanilla, roasted malt, and caramel. Medium light bodied. Creamy slick texture. Some cocoa in taste as well. Very nice. Smooth. Almost beats Roque hazelnut nectar.
lmatos (28) - San Juan, Alabama, USA - MAR 30, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 18, 2014 A very nice beer. Pleasant aroma, nice malty look, mildly bitter with a good honey aftertaste.
klk343 (162) - - MAR 18, 2014
2.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
A dark, clear, red color. Caramel aromas. A light fruity, coffee flavor. Watery texture.