kereltis (33) - Oregon, USA - APR 16, 2013
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Don’t know how this one scored so low, it’s 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 I’m drinking this I imagine it’s what Tolkien’s 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.
shanoknowsfood (81) - Hawaii, USA - JUN 10, 2015
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ The Butcher’s Block, Sarasota, FL - Dark Brown ale with a very smooth malty flavor. Not sweet and not bitter...just perfect! Very enjoyable. I had one for breakfast :)
leah2974 (453) - Georgia, USA - SEP 4, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep brown, big malty flavor. Somewhat sweet. Alcohol tastes stronger than 5.5%.
S0rceress0 (11) - - APR 16, 2013
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful nutty taste with just enough hops to make it interesting. This beer reminds me of a real 40’s European farmhouse ale made by small tavernkeepers. Rich, caramel with hops in the back end, but not too much. Head is a fair lasting, not long lasting white with lacy afterleavings.
KnutAlbert (6591) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 16, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from NYC.
Strong raisin aroma, very dark ruby. Lots of sweet dark fruit, yet there are dusty hops giving a cocoa-like dryness underneath. Lovely rich sipping beer, balances between fruit and dry rather than sweet and sour.
ads135 (3870) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 26, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bold, deep amber beer. Nutty notes added to a bit of coffee. Medium body.
Lorenasa (159) - Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours nearly black with small tan head. Caramel and chocolate aroma. Initially malty with a hoppy finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
scotch4281 (39) - Hollywood, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2008
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I love the way a stout pours! This followed that tradition nicely while adding a bit of its own. A very smooth beer with easy drink-ability.
bnoel09 (569) - Elk Grove, California, USA - MAR 21, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured into a Shmaltz Brewing pint glass. Color is dark cola brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is very nutty with some roasted malts and chocolate notes. Flavor is nutty at the start with chocolate through the middle and a nice roasted finish with coffee notes. Palate is smooth and slightly creamy with a medium body. Overall this is a nice brown ale with some well developed flavors that you might expect more in a porter or stout.
S_Side_Smitty (675) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a clear dark brown with a minimal off white head. Aroma is rich cocoa, heavy malts, molasses, and faint whisky. Taste is a creamy chocolate & pecan-almond nut flavor up front and through the mid palate with rich roasted malts throughout. The malts linger and fade into a subtle hop bitterness. Really well balanced and just plain good.