bookman10 (718) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark, coppery-brown, with small head. Strong aroma of nuts and malt. Flavor is very nutty--the hazelnuts are especially apparent. There’s a smooth, sweet underlying maltiness and a rather bitter finish. Quite good.
commonmac (596) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at Parlour with commomshawn before Punch Brothers at First Ave. Brown in color with minimal head. Aroma is malty with a little sweetness. Actually does remind me a bit of nuts. Taste is pretty thin. Mostly malty with roasted presence. Slight syrupy bitterness especially at the end. Sweetness in the aroma disappears during the sip. Not terrible but not worth seeking out either. Nat King Cole would find another option.
commonshawn (590) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at parlour with commonmac. Poured into pint glass. Dark brown and flat with little lacing. Sweet aroma. Smooth and mild , some malt. Light chocolate notes with toffee. Lacks punch. Worth slowly walking up a hill for but nothing amazing.
edgallow (2614) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle pours brown with a off white head. Aroma of malts, nutty and chocolate. Taste is nutty , malts and spice.
johnnymusky (487) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nose is nutty and sweet with a splash of cinnamon.....mouth has a lot going on....same as nose but in layers....nutty flavors envelope the finish...really enjoyed this different taste to the style...yum!
Loki930 (7) - - OCT 8, 2014 does not count
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown color. Smells and tastes like roasted nuts with a little bit of chocolate.
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DrSilverworm (8154) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle, purchased from Brennan’s in Madison during GTMW. Pours a half hazy brown red color, with a good finger-thick khaki head. Fades to a thin amount, and leaves good ridges of lace. Nutty, cocoa, chocolate, and coffee notes up front. Medium plus body. Smooth, creamy texture, good full mouthfeel. Lighter, creamy carbonation. Light slick finish. Kind of a chewy texture, pretty nice. Moderate sweet taste, lighter bitterness. Bottle says this brewed with cinnamon and nutmeg but I get a lot less of that than expected, it’s very subtle... What’s big in the flavor is not mentioned on the bottle, the nice big nuttiness. Some cinnamon, butterscotch comes out later. Great brown ale. A lot better than expected.
BOSSbrewer (2507) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home thanks to Brent. Pours dark brown with a thin creamy tan head. Aroma is chocolate slight roast and caramel. Medium bodied. Really nice beer.
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islay (1382) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
6 oz. pour, on tap at the brewery’s taproom as part of a six-beer flight. Consumed on 5-30-14. Pours a light to medium brown with an orange hue and beige head. Produces good lacing. Fall spices dominate the aroma. Brazil nut and pumpkin scents. Fresh smell. The aroma is not at all what I expected. Flavors of chocolate, hazelnut, and pumpkin spice. Also mocha (but more chocolate than coffee) and pumpernickel bread. Plummy finish. More aromatic, flavorful, and complex than I expected or is typical for the style. Light to medium body. Aqueous and lively in the palate. Overall, not bad at all, and something different for what is typically a boring style.
gopherfan99 (798) - CROATIA - APR 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap, brown with a beige head, sweet taste of malt, caramel, and hints of chocolate and nuts, nice, easy drinking beer.
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Definitely nutty all round in nose and flavor. Almost no head and pours a dark amber with one red tints. Caramel and roasted hazelnuts. Not heavy on the palate.