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Specialty malts bring intimations of brown sugar and vanilla, which meld into the Gnarly’s character. Roasted coffee malt flavors and residual sweetness dance in harmony, obscuring the line between brown ale and porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (7956) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 4, 2014
Can. Coffee and nutty chocolate malt aroma. Dark brown with small head. Sweet milky/nutty coffee malt and light herbal flavor. Nice body. A great brown ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
AndyW68 (1156) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Dark brown with light tan head. Aroma of burnt wood. Taste is watery burnt wood. Nit a favorite. Not really bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bmacuc (10) - - MAR 13, 2014
Dark brown color (almost like a stout or porter), creamy brown head, strong coffee aroma, hints of chocolate maybe in aroma and flavor, noticeable coffee flavor, especially in the finish, complex for a brown ale, very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thorongil2 (1392) - , Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2014
(tap) clear amber brown colour with a small brown head; aromas of coffee, fruit; mostly dry flavour with a long light sour and bitter finish; quite nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bmoosey (82) - Richmond, Indiana, USA - JAN 13, 2014
12 oz can poured at home. Taste of chocolate and coffee. Earthy taste with a nice mouthfeel and after taste. Smooth beer that I would drink again. Recommended.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
udfan07 (71) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Had this beer straight out of the can. Had some chocolate and roasted coffee notes. A nice finish. The flavors all come together nicely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5895) - Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2014
12 oz can (also on draft). Pours a clear cola brown with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have a nice blend of roasted malt, chocolate and some coffee notes. The body is better than most browns as is the flavor. Almost drinks like a porter. Solid brown with a twist.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4708) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 26, 2013
My first Madtree beer, picked up a Dutchs. Unfiltered. thick red-brown, turbid, with some a questionable amount of white floaty specks. Nonetheless, this is a really great Brown Ale. Massive sweet brown sugar malt tones. Coffee. Vanilla Even some hops fighting to get piece of the spotlight. Bold and well done, yet maybe a little sloppy and in need need of refinement..get the floaties out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (2452) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 21, 2013
From a can. Pours opaque brown with a thin off white head. Tastes like burnt coffee, toast, very roasted and smokey. Light body and low/medium carbonation. Smells malty, nutty, and like faint coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sonnycheeba (3748) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Can shared by beerandblues2. Pours tawny brown with creamy beige head. Aroma is toasted and cereal malts, toffee, light spice, light chocolate, and faint fig. Flavor is dry roast malts, faint chocolate, light earthy hop bitterness, woody notes, and light mixed nuts; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

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