KimJohansen (10341) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy orange with a medium off white head. Aroma had smoke, malt and ham. Flavour was sweet with smoke, ham and toasted malt. Finished smoked.
LokiLovelace (14) - Piscataway, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is my first Italian Chestnut ale so I will probably come back and re-rate again when I have more experience with the style. Poured from a bottle to a snifter. Poured dark semi opaque “chestnut” brown with a cream colored head made of a mix of tight and larger sized bubbles. Nose is smoke with a sweet undertone very complex but the smoke is dominant. Mouth feel is wondrous: seems almost still when in the mouth but once you swallow the tight carbonation is revealed. Taste is sweet smoke, caramel and Turbinado. Chestnut is present in the palate like the smell of roasted chestnuts from a street vendor. I would drink this beer any day but come Autumn I think it just might be elevated to liquid bliss.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml Bottle: Kinda strange aroma of honey, grains, chestnuts, light yeast, slight herbs, and a tiny hint of smoke. Poured amber/brown/orange in color with a large, fizzy, tan head that greatly diminished but lasted throughout. Cloudy. Sparkling. Full of small and medium-sized particles throughout. Flavor is medium sweet and very complex. Tastes of honey, caramel, chestnuts, light mouthwash/medicine, light mint, slight yeast, slight wood, light bamburg wood, light smoke, and a hint of malts.
Medium body. Tingly, then dry texture. Average to lively carbonation. Sweet, medicinal, chestnut, honey, and caramel finish is dry.
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 9, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured medium brown, malty, caramel, smokey, leather, nutty, little honey, dry finish.
AgentSteve (1614) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - APR 9, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours caramel brown with no head. Nose is a bit smokey with leather, nuts and earth. The flavor is the same with a dry finish and medium full mouthfeel.
Palidor19 (2847) - Brandon, Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
solid tasting beer, very smokey with a high concentration of nuts. its has a rich malty flavor that goes down real smooth. one for the records.
nick76 (4126) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
The aroma is actually like a smoke beer with chestnuts, candy sugar, and malt. The appearance is deep amber with a persistent foamy head. The flavor is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. The aftertaste is medicinal. Overall its not too good.
1FastSTi (3220) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 21, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours to a dark chestnut colored body with a tall foamy light tan head. The aroma is very mead like and full of honey. Smoke like a rauchmalt. The flavor has a little butter and honey and sweet bready thing going on. Chestnuts are light. The palate is really buttery and medium bodied.
Perkeo (322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 17, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown "nutty" looking ale with some liveliness, fairly decent white mantle of foam but more acid than sticky overall. Very smokey tasting, surprisingly so from the description, the chestnuts were obviously roasted! Still. intersting and enjoyable small production artisan ale....
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - AUG 28, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy deep brown in color. Aroma of chestnut and caramel. Flavor is sweet and nutty. Full-bodied and very nice.