jeff789 (1407) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2009
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a hazy amber brownish color with a very thin head... Mild aroma of oak, nuttiness, caramel, and a hint of chocolate... Flavors are muddled under the faint oakiness... There starts out being a slightly roasty brown ale that is quickly overpowered by a generic oakiness... medium thin bodied with a bit of lingering generic oakiness...
TaktikMTL (5703) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 20, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bouteille de 12 oz achetée directement à la brasserie. Arôme: Odeur de caramel avec une pointe chocolatée. Apparence: La couleur est brune avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel avec une pointe d’amande. Courte durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps et la texture sont mince. Faible effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de caramel en arrière goût. (Rating #2137)
AgentSteve (1614) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - JAN 19, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours murky medium brown with no head. Nose is nutty and oak, but he flavor lacks the barrel complexity. A bit thin in the body.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - JAN 18, 2009
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle tried at at Woodshop Quad. Nice buttery oakey aroma. Flavor sucks. Amber color. A bit watery. What a huge difference between aroma and taste.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JAN 8, 2009
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle extra in a trade. Pours a dark brown amber body with a light off white head that diminishes to nothing. Sweet malty nose, a hint of nuttiness, almond. Very weak thin watery body. Nutty with a lingering light roastiness almost tobacco esk. Not much more, i was eager to move on.
grandridge (224) - Port Clinton, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2008
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours brown-amber with a head that dissipates to a lacing. The aroma is caramel, oak, bittersweet chocolate and slight alcohol. Flavor is tobacco, slight sweet caramel, smoke, slight oak and a little watery. Starts off thick on the palate then diminished to a watery taste and feel in the finish. I want more than a watery finish. It’s a little flat.
bigrond (1475) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2008
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I did not like this as much as the regular nut brown. The sweetness was replaced by a muted whiskey nuance. This was an experiment that missed the mark.
kramer (4905) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear amber brown body with a minimal off-white head that ran to a thin ring. Not much to the nose to signify that this was aged on oak, it is just about your average Brown Ale. Nutty, slightly grainy, a little bit of Nutella, and some light toasted malt. The flavor is minimally oaky as well. Slightly sweet with toasty nutty malt, a touch of graininess but not a whole lot. There may be a tad of raw oak on the late finish, but it is so little I do not think that I would have ever noticed if it were not on the label. Mouthfeel is light bodied, a little thin, with fizzy moderate carbonation. Overall, a decent drinker, but do not pick this up if you are looking for a wood-aged beer fix.
LinusStick (2842) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Ugh what a disaster. Aroma was weak but could actually pick up some roasted malt with a hint of oak and smoke. Pour was a boring deep brown with a light amber hue and no head. Taste was watery and thin. There’s some vanilla in there with a hint of oak and caramel malt. This beer just falls flat of what it’s trying to be.
Brewbie (453) - New York, USA - OCT 18, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Like a the unoaked a solid drinker for me. Nice nutty roast aroma and taste. Didn’t find a lot of the oakiness, maybe just a little more mellowness.