jkwood04 (4511) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle in a shaker. Pours brown/ruby with a thick, cream-colored head. Aroma strong of nuts, caramel, and lightly roasted malts plus some light floral hops. The flavor is a good blend but there is something that doesn’t mix well. Average texture. A pretty good brown ale.
annunz123 (919) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nuts, malt, and a little coffee in the aroma. Coffee, chocolate, and roasted malt flavor. This is a solid, enjoyable beer.
Bif (1636) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 8, 2011
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle- Pours a dark brown with a small tan head that fades quickly and not real lacing. Aroma of roasted nuts, abit of caramel and a soft sweetness. Taste of mild nut and a bit caramel. There is a subtle bitterness and a dry finish. Moderate body, smooth and a bit creamy.
Nice casual beer for the style. Good for a couple.
cbfobes (2653) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle, pours a murky brown with a red hue and a nice tan head, the aroma has a good amount of coffee on the nose with some toffee and chocolate, the flavor has a good amount of chocolate on the front end with a coffee finish, actually this one is pretty tasty, a little thin on the mouthfeel is my only complaint, nice offering from Ithaca.
BrewBoxer (2399) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deep brown color. Smells of chocolate, carmel and mild hops. Taste is crisp and malty with a nutty backbone. Quite enjoyable
Ughsmash (7327) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 5, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Poured chocolatey brown with a short, fairly dense beige head. The aroma picked up soft nutty and chocolate notes with some malty sourness accenting.. some earth and toffee as well.. not exciting, but certainly pleasant. The flavor found a blend of milk and slightly darker chocolates plus nutty notes at the core.. tart, somewhat medicinal character around.. finished dry and a touch sour with more chocolate. Light-bodied and dry on the palate.. OK stuff, but the bottle seemed old.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Ithaca Memorial Day weekend 2011.
Pours a dark brown color with a moderate off-white head and a slight bit of lacing on the way down. Thin collar throughout. The nose brings a bit of lightly-roasted malt plus chocolate and a touch of coffee. The flavor has some brown malt and mild sweetness. Some caramel and a bit of brown sugar. Light chocolate and a bit of a dry roast coming through toward the finish. Actually, a bit too dry for what the flavor had. Medium body with average carbonation. Pretty standard brown; I’d have it again.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 06-04-2011
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A - Pours a dark brown color that is just slightly clear around the edges and a find of frothy off-white head atop. The head fades down to a ring around the edges lacing nicely in the process.
S - Aroma is a mix of sweet roasted caramel malts and lots of nutty aromas. Also a touch of coffee mixed in as well.
T - Starts off with some nice roasted flavors and a bit of coffee flavor mixed in. Through the middle some nutty flavors come out alongside some stronger roasted flavor. The finish is a mix of roasted coffee and some sweet caramel that lingers nicely.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth and fairly crisp. The roasted flavors really linger nicely on the tongue. Feels a touch watery.
D - Very drinkable. The flavors are for the most part nicely balanced and I like the nuttiness in the beer. The sweetness and roasted flavors are also really nicely balanced.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Spuyten Duyvil bottle shop. Pours darker brown with foamy dark beige head. Nose is sweet, rich, and malty. Mild hops. Hazelnuts and mild chocolate. Similar taste; sweet, with added creaminess. Light palate.
NoBeer4MyDog (14) - West Camp, New York, USA - APR 12, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle pours dark brown with reddish tint when looked through at a light. 1/8" head which disappears quickly. Smells of coffee, nuts, and bread noticeable. Taste is nutty and coffee like with hint of caramel. Strange how most beers tastes are enhanced as they get warmer, but here it seems to lose something as it gets warmer?? When I first started drinking this, I thought I was going to really like it but it seemed to get worse. I actually went back and changed my rating for taste.. Ok beer but not one I’d look for again...