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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
madelfonatree (317) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2015
Canned 6/10/2015 enjoyed 7/21/2015 in a pint glass. Look - Light brown almost red body. Lighter tan very very fine bubbled head. Spotty lacing, no rings. It almost looks nitro. Smell - Sweet, roasted malt. Faint citrus. Faint hops. Earth. Caramel. Taste - I always say a a hoppy porter or stout is 1/4 IPA. Well, this is 1/5. Light hops. Caramel. Malt. Chocolate. Light coffee. Feel - So creamy. Not too heavy. No alcohol or bitterness on tongue. Overall - Up until this point I have gone for the rare MadTree beers. I’ve had the barrel aged version but not the regular version. I am trying not to be biased but this a really good beer.

   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
robertov416 (2) - Ohio, USA - APR 8, 2014 does not count
A bit too hoppy for my liking on a Brown and not quite as rich as I like Porters. Not bad, but not what I was looking for.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nathan30533 (1018) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2015
Brown ale? Maybe black. :-) Had this brew on draft. Dark brown and rich. This brown ale is stout and hides the 7% alcohol well. Enjoy!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shot (451) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Can. Pours like a cola with a massive, pillowy beige head. Exceptional cling. Aromas are caramel, chocolate and dark fruit. Flavors are cocoa and caramel, toffee, sweet dark fruit. Licorice and dark chocolate in the finish. Noticeable alcohol warmth. Creamy, but lively, mouthfeel. Fairly dry finish. Very nice brown ale!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chucklemation (1424) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - APR 1, 2016
Pours a brown color with a foamy off-white head. Aroma is caramel, chocolate, roast, toast, and nut. Flavor is chocolate, roast, toast, caramel, and earthy notes. A little sweet, a medium body. Very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AndyReynolds (1085) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2013
Can. Almost stout like in the aroma. Coffee, roasted malts, caramel, brown sugar, dark chocolate, and toast?. Complex for sure. Palate is nice and chewy. Taste is a little dry, expecting sweeter based on smell, but this is a damn good beer. Their best so far.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hartung32 (252) - Indiana, USA - APR 16, 2014
Really interesting beer. Has characteristics of a Brown and a Porter. The Brown characteristics hit first, with the Porter to follow. Very good beer; makes me want to try their other offerings. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluejacket74 (1830) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2014
12 ounce can, canned on 11/10/2014. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours a clear brown color with some reddish tints to it. Head retention is good, and there’s a lot of lacing. The brew smells like brown sugar, nuts, vanilla and some coffee. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there’s also some toasted malt and a light bitter hoppiness noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s creamy and coating with moderate carbonation. I think this is a good brown ale, I wouldn’t mind buying this again. Nice to see the MadTree cans finally come to Columbus! $9.99 a 6-pack.

   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

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