kereltis (33) - Oregon, USA - APR 16, 2013
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Donít know how this one scored so low, itís beautiful, full flavored, malty with just the right amount of hops. The aroma is mild and it pours a dark cloudy brown with a frothy head. Honestly, when Iím drinking this I imagine itís what Tolkienís Hobbits or Dwarves would brew or what they might have had in old England. Well worth trying for fans of malty ales, gamers and Tolkien fans.
boozedude (1445) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured brown with red hint, head was off white. Aroma is full of malts. Taste is malty and slightly nutty in the finish. meh, ok
DialSquare (2036) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from ABC on Apalachee. Deep almost black pour with a thin tan head that leaves a slight ring. Aroma is toasted malts, nutty, caramel. Tastes are the same with a yeasty twang to it - little metallic. I think that actually kept it from being too sugary for me - typical for browns and me. Decent.
crajun (803) - , Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ok brown. Nice aroma nutty hoppy slight chocolate. Nice brown pour. Taste not as good. Thin. Nuttiness in flavor with coffee bitterness. Not quite right
DocJitsu (585) - Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark bourbon brown with a one-finger tan head. Rich caramel, toffee, and chocolate nose. Texture is surprisingly thin and carbonated given the nose. Horehound, toffee, and a bit of nuttiness in the flavors.
Itzjerm (901) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - NOV 3, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not that good of a nut brown... more like a licorice flavor. NOthign special. not very nutty very much like many mndocino beers. Blah.
luttonm (1755) - Belgrade, SERBIA - OCT 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle in MA. Dark brown pour, foamy tan head. Lighter aroma and taste than the look of this beer. Light chocolate malts, banana nut bread. Mild fruit and very light chocolate. Fairly light.
douglas88 (5115) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Glass at the Green Dragon. Pours a deep cloudy brown color with a small white head. A big sweet malty nose, some coffee. The flavor is dominated by bitterness and coffee, light roast, sweet nutty flavors, some toffee. Pretty nice.
CapFlu (4237) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12oz bottle) Malted nose, somewhat peat and burnt sugar. Earth and minor booze flavour but too thin. Above average.
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eRock_2013 (62) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A nice brown ale indeed, solid brown color, chocolate hoppy aroma. Taste is good, featuring chocolate notes with a dry finish, but could be more assertive. Very smooth with a relatively light body.
---Rated via Beer Buddy
Silvan7 (428) - Samarate, ITALY - SEP 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home. Colore marrone scuro, solo alcuni riflessi rubino. Schiuma color beige scuro. Profumo tostato, pieno di frutta secca,e luppolato erbaceo. Il corpo medio , la carbonatazione gentile e il piacevole grado alcolico la rendono di una facilitŗ di beva impressionante. Il gusto Ť asciutto, di mallo di noce, un poí tostato e con un caldo alcolico lieve. Non Ť il mio stile ma mi ha favorevolmente impressionato.