jeremyh70 (495) - Missouri, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours out a very deep brown (for the style, at least), with a finger of fluffy head. The aroma is malty, nutty, and a bit watery smelling. The taste is much better, providing a nice rounded roasty maltiness along with a nice nut flavor. Bitter and delicious. The mouthfeel is very smooth and medium-bodied, and the drinkability is good. (3.5/5 in other app.)
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
PhatB420 (531) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz into a 6oz sample glass x2. This is an average run of the mill nut brown ale, but its great because its a beer. Dark brown, black color. No head. Taste is nutty brown as expected. There is a flare of an aftertaste hops parade, but the brown then takes hold and overides it all. Still, nice, forthcoming and pleasant, this nut brown doesnt let down, but its a nut brown. standard fare here, it is what it is.
kwoeltje (2151) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle) brown with tan head. Malt aroma. Flavor is slightly sweet toasted malt aroma. Middle of the road brown ale.
BucannonXC5 (665) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 8, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Firestone pint glass
From: Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido, Calif.
Poured a brown color with 1-2 fingers of grayish head. Sporadic lacing on the sides on the way down. Average retention on the top.
Smelled roasty nutty malts up front. Then got caramel, toffee and chocolate malts. That’s about it, but it was plenty. Nice on the nose.
Tasted a lot darker than the smell. Got roasty nutty malts up front, but much more bitter and grainier than the nose. Some bitter coffee beans. Grindy and earthy.
Medium-to-full body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long, slightly bitter finish.
Just wasn’t really digging the taste. I don’t think I’d have this again.
decaturstevo (4414) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JAN 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown pour with light tan head. Aroma is light sour malt and a hinto chocolate. Light roasted malt, some chocolate, and earthy hops. Medium bodied and a tad fizzy. ok beer
GT2 (7015) - Riverside, California, USA - JAN 8, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355mL. This is one of the first beers Cohen and I ever got to try after discovering ratebeer as juniors in college. Wasn’t rating back then, so picked up this bottle for nostalgia’s sake. Pours clear deeper brown, medium tan head. Weaker retention and little soapy lacing. Aroma is quite nice- toffee, coffee, hazelnut, caramel, browned butter. Taste is suddy, minerally, lemon, coffee, detergent...long coffee acid and lemon acid finish. Lemon detergent palate. It still isn’t offensive, but not very fresh or rich tasting. Tart, bitter, no cloying. No apparent off-flavors besides soapiness.
mikemccarthy (91) - Huntington, West Virginia, USA - JAN 7, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep, red mahogany with a thin, white head that fades quickly. Roasted, nutty aroma, strong with malts. Medium, effervescent mouthfeel. Taste is oddly flat and sour. A bit disappointing.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for the Daystrom M-5
Oscbert (941) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light roasty bread nuttiness and caramel aroma
Pours brown with red hues and a small quickly disappearing head
Sweet flavor of caramel bread with light roastiness
Med body with med CO2 quick sweet finish
A bit on the sweet side for me, but still an enjoyable brown ale
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a deep brown with a medium to large sized browned beige head. Soft malt on the nose, toast and a touch of cocoa. There’s a faint bit of paper behind it all, lurking in the background, gaining prominence as the beer warms. Medium bodied, toasty and warm. Soft roasted malt, a bit of cocoa and chocolate. Finishes up with some more roast notes, a touch of nutty malt. Overall pretty decent.
beerandbeyond (552) - ISRAEL - DEC 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle poured into a tulip glass.
Slightly hazy dark brown color with a small beige head.
Pleasant roasted malt aroma, with coffee notes, grassy hops and toasted bread.
Flavor is roasty, with medium bitterness, some dark chocolate and burnt nuts.
Medium bodied and well balanced. Easy to drink and wholesome. Nice.