Lubiere (9031) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A hazed reddish copper ale with a thin lacing light mocha head. In aroma, a nice sweet spiced malt with dark fruits, banana esters, light smokey notes, very nice. In mouth, a nice peaty malt with prunes, bananas, a bit of cloves, rich and smooth. On tap at Birreria, Dec. 27 2011.
Bov (8805) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 28, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
@Mondial de la Bière 2010, Strasbourg - clear amber colour with a modest foam left; fair aroma of chestnut and hazelnuts along with some biscuity maltiness; full-bodied, lsightly smokey; pretty sweet with a light bitterness; very long chestnutty finish - wonderful
Leighton (8675) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2010 Bottle, once at a tasting and once at Swift. Pours a cloudy, light brown with a substantial white head. Nose is all spice and sweet malt. Flavor is dynamic and mostly sweet. Lots of honey and chestnut, along with some less discernable spices. Nice and pretty unique.
BeerandBlues2 (8454) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours lightly hazy amber with a medium, creamy off-white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is caramel, cookie and nutty malt, dates and chestnut notes, and light earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant, chestnuts, light hops and bitterness, dates and a sweet finish. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation.
hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft... Cloudy amber ale with a small, creamy, white head. Good retention. Nutty, earthy nose with a smattering of caramel malt. Full-bodied and creamy with sluggish carbonation. Sweet, malty and nutty. Mildly bitter finish.
JoeMcPhee (8055) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Generously shared at Ginger Man. Pale amber beer with no head. A lightly tart aroma over some soft light caramel. There is a prominent fruitiness as well. A bit of cherry. Flavour is lightly candyish with a lean and lightly estery note at the same time. A kiss of soft peach/apricot fruitiness over a light fruitiness. Just a hint of oakiness over the soft sweetness. It don’t taste like chestnuts, but it does taste good.
BMan1113VR (7691) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 7, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a small white head and a hazy golden body. Aroma of chestnuts, funk and sourness. Taste is chestnuts, some fruit, caramel and barnyard. Fizzy carbonation and waterlike mouthfeel.
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 10, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red-amber beer with small transparant head. Toffee, caramel, plywood, and a few phenols in the nose. Leafy, shrubbery flavours, sweet and full bodied, obviously influenced by the chestnuts. Slick, nearly viscous, warming sensations. Good strong ale, chestnuts help without imposing themselves; a bit pity about the nose.
leaparsons (7493) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Copper with a beige foam. Aromas are toffee malts with fruity ripe Autumn fruit. Nutty with some traces of vinegar. Flavours are spicy with sweet toffee malts. Pear and citrus fruitiness with a fair degree of yeast. Quite decent.
chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from GBBF, day 5 on 5 August 2006. Hazy orange colour. Fairly fruity aroma. Quite nutty on the palate. Rather sweet and a bit sticky. Slightly fat mouthfeel. Not really my thing.