mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - APR 16, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy dark amber, with a big, foamy, light brown head. Smells of dark caramel malt, chestnut, and a hint of soe funk as well. I really dug his flavor, thought it was quite interesting. Definitely got the big chestnut factor in it, as well as caramel malt, various other spices, and a hint of tartness, but not too much. Finished lightly sweet, with some candy sugar and caramel left on the tongue. i think this is an underrated brew, quite flavorful and interesting.
astrofrk (341) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 11, 2009
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Long, foamy head.
Aroma: Rye, alcahol, caramel.
Flavor: Malt, dry fruits, rye, alcahol, spice.
There is a certain complexity to this brew and I am not sure if I like it or not.
For a nation better known for its wine, Italy is starting to be known for some of the best beers near the equater.
From one who has been there: Viva Napoli for what you can do.
BREWMUSKCLES (2357) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
farmflavors of aged broken egg, wood and other funky flavor and aromas mixed with a nutty slightly sweet toffee in alcohol. greasy and citrus balanced it is also a bit spicy in a different but balanced way with anise type licorice or probably just light rye or caraway seed in fresh forest green. tricky and demonstrative it is good for that reason and little else. touch of bitter that is unfinished and dryish.eehhh
tmoreau (2823) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Stemware sampler at local beer seminar. Poured a cloudy, deep orange/amber color, with an off white, small-ring head, and minimal lacing. The aroma was nuts and hard wood. The flavor strayed from the aroma to expose some earthy, barnyard and hay notes. Unusual, to say the least, but somewhat in keepng with the SHV style.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - FEB 6, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours hazy mahogany with large beige head. The aroma is sweet caramel with a distinct nuttiness and a few acidic fruit notes. The flavor is, well, chestnut, with a caramel sweetness behind it. There’s a bit of a leafy hop bitterness around, too. The finish is tree fruit and light caramel. Kind of predictable, but decent.
dwyerpg (4762) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 16, 2009
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This has a weird aroma, a little soapy. the flavor on this is strange. A bit of malt, maybe some nuts, but also with a character reminiscent of Christmas ales. One of the guys here says that if you’ve ever tried chestnuts, it tastes just like that.
bu11zeye (12112) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a cloudy burnt orange body with a small beige head. Aroma of chestnuts, nutmeg, leather, florals, dried dark fruits, toffee, and apricot. Flavor of caramel malt, chestnuts, fruitiness, and herbs.
alexsdad06 (6692) - Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle shared by Tmonet99 and shigadeyo. Pours a hazy orange amber color with a med/lg. yellowish beige head. The aroma sweet malts, herbs, nutty, sour, and caramel. The flavor had more caramel malt, nuts, mild sourness, alcohol, and spices. Light to medium bodied with good carbonation. Interesting but not my thing.
fonefan (38083) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
<b>Bottle 50cl. w. sving top.</b>
Light unclear medium amber brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, dark bread, like danish rye bread, caramel, sugar, herbs notes, some alcohol notes aswell. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. (050808)
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured a hazy caramel/orange with a thick off white head. aroma of nutmeg, green olives, and caramel. flavor had earthy spices, caramel, and a good presence of alcohol spice. palate was slick with low carb.