GIJOE (1000) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle at Paluca Trattoria on Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey. Particulate yeast in the bottle. Pours slightly orangey amber with a thick, frothy, white head that lasts long. Thick, luscious lacing - more like curtains. Nose is barnyard and fresh apple cider. Taste is well-balanced: notes of musty, fruity sweetness and an edge of bitter hop bite. Not sure I pick up any chestnut, but I imagine it might be there in the aroma notes while sipping. Medium body, soft carbonation. Rather nice.
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Wolfbass (1028) - Firenze, ITALY - FEB 1, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Direi semplicemente che forse avendola portata per cena a casa di amici, e che fortunatamente essi non sono grandi appassionati della suddetta bevanda, non mi hanno mandato a quel paese...
marcus (8001) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 from Corti Bros. Pours reddish orange with a modest beige head and a distinct chestnut aroma. There is a smoky caramel malt flavor with a very earthy feel and a bone dry finish. This is an unusual brew that, surprisingly, tastes pretty good to me, but it’s not for everyone. It does, indeed, go well with ripe cheese.
bhensonb (12962) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Capped 750 from Corti Bros. in Sacramento, CA. Pours hazy amber with a near white head. Light aromas of yellow stone fruit, caramel and nuts. Med body. Flavor is sweetish malt with light fruit and something very like chestnut. Perhaps a bit of smoke in the finish. Somehow the whole thing works out fairly balanced.