WVHouseofBeer (929) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light toasted aromas of nuts (pecan I guess) and caramel malt. Pours a light brown color with minimal head. Good flavors of sweet pecans but not overpoweringly so. Almost creamy mouthfeel and light as well. An easy drinker and pleasant brew.
tsd08460 (194) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: nuts, caramel, floral,
Appearance: clear amber, off-white head
Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter, pecans
Palate: medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, abrupt finish
fidemaster (288) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color. Has a pleasant mild aroma. Wonderful combination of pecans, walnuts, caramel, vanilla, butter, malt, and oak char.It has a hint of sweetness but its not over powering. Finishes clean and smooth. This was a wonderful beer, easy to drink but full of flavor.
Bork (445) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - JUL 1, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Malty brew that is generally low on aromas and flavors. Fair bit of body that turns thin and watery on the finish. Unsatisfying.
arn8897 (139) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear copper body with a white head. Aromas of, caramel, nuts, butterscotch. Flavors of the same with, basement aromas, roasty, raisin and a little pecan flavor. Very malty and sweet. Nice refreshing summertime beer. Very light on the palate.
Rune (9239) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 6, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a bottle kindly provided by Cunningham, shared with other Norwegian ratebeerians (see below). A filmy layer on the top of a clear amber body. Modest smell of caramel and herbal hops. Similar taste of mild caramel, nuts, and herbal hops. Semi-sweet malt-fruity finish. Medium to thin bodied. Soft carbonated. Straightforward (Drammen 30.05.2015).
Meilby (9452) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 4, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 355ml @ Haand Ølfestival 2015, Drammen
[Courtesy of Cunningham] Pours clear deep golden/amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, nuts and floral. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long malty, nutty and caramel finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
tfredvik (1361) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 4, 2015
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear copper body with a small, eggnog-coloured, long-lived head. Malty and very sweet aroma of wort, nuts and pale malts. Moderate aroma that follow the sweet aroma, with additional sweet caramel and sweet fruits. Mid-bodied and smooth on the palate. Moderate sweet taste with some bitterness in the finish. Almost ok-ish.
[sample from bottle courtesy of Cunningham, shared with ratebeerians in a secret mountain cabin, and not at all @ Haand ølfestival, Drammen]
Cunningham (5482) - Halden, NORWAY - JUN 1, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice deep brown-ish color with a off white head. Nutty and fruity aroma. Medium body. Tad sweet and a moderate bitterness. Toffee, malty and some dried fruits in the flavor. Decent.
[Bottle from a trade with RobertDale]
visionthing (3530) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 30, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
35,5cl bottle shared by Cunningham, thanks a lot! Pours clear amber with a modest, off-white head. Sweet, caramelly and mild malty with notes of dried fruits, and sugar. Too sweet for ny liking, but still fairly drinkable. Fair enough.
Frank (3299) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I was worried this was going to taste like it had a bunch of pecan flavored syrup poured in it but it thankfully does not. It is still not exactly a great beer but at least it does not taste like some kind of awful Starbucks coffee beverage. It’s amber brown in color, maybe slightly cloudy w/ a small but long-lived head. This beer has a pretty solid malt character w/o being all kinds of sticky and sweet so that’s good but then it has just a slight metallic edge to it and, really, who wants that. Still, I didn’t mind this stuff and could drink a couple if I felt like it. The only nutty character I got out of it seemed more like it was from oxidation than actual roasted nuts but I don’t know the first thing about anything.