UselessGdTaste (365) - Long Beach, California, USA - MAR 31, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quite watery but tasty. Tasting this and the Alesmith Nautical Nut side by side is quite a contrast. Great roasy taste. I really wish that this was a little more creamy.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 7, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Courtesy of acrdz. Brown body with a small tan head, fading. The nose is sweet with light roast, toffee and figs. The flavor is lightly sweet, lightly bitter with some roast, light chocolate, cola and plums. Medium/light body is thin with moderate carbonation.
kmweaver (3206) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAR 7, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2011 Rerate, 22oz bottle, purchased at Mammoth. Upped a few points; no astringency, nothing but a delicious brown porter-ish beer.
12oz bottle, courtesy of acrdz. Thanks, Mike! Pours a dark, clear chewy-brown color; khaki-colored head with patchy lacing. Lots of nuttiness, dried red fruits, and peanut shells in the aroma. Medium mouthfeel: tea-like malts and nuttiness; slightly astringent, chalky, tannic; solid nut character, with some fruitiness coming through. Medium finish, showing tea, toasted malts, and dried fruit.
3fourths (7887) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 7, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Strange nutty bran and dog food nose, with some celery/grassy hop notes. Strange, pallid flavor, papery texture, with more bran and bread crust, some chestnuts, some toast, and some out of place vegetal hop flavors.
bsierra (213) - Vista, California, USA - MAR 4, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft at Whiskey’s of Mammoth. A nice brown hue followed by a warm chocolate malt, toasted nutty waves and mild hop hints with a super smooth finish, I can’t wait to have another!
Stine (1490) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours thinly, producing a body of rich mahogany; weak skin of grey leaves a sticky film of lacing along the sides of the glass. Forceful and slightly pungent aroma of pepper, peat moss, wet mulch and iron; watery hints of toffee and red berries. Taste brings a tepid, crisp montage of autumn leaves, milk chocolate, cinnamon, a bit of maple, and red apple. Not stunning, and highlighting the lesser qualities of its components, but predominantly pleasant. Quite dry, with hints of holly, cedar wood, and browned banana; a crisp, warming Christmas spice character seems most recurrent throughout. Medium in body, smooth, but somewhat tightly wound. Finishing smack of dry, leafy earth, medium roasted coffee and toasty brown sugars. Plain, but amiable. Thanks Alex!
hopdog (8821) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle acquired in trade with riversideAK (thanks!). Poured a deeper brown color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of roast, chocolate, caramel, and a littel nuttiness. Tastes of chocolate, roast, and nutty. Light coffee finish. A drinkable brown ale.
bhensonb (10808) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 13, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong aromas of chocolate and coffee. Opaque brown/black color with a decent tan head. Medium body with near creamy carbonation. The flavor moves to roasted/toasted dark malt. It’s heading for porter or stout. Quite smooth. There is a light piney hop note in the finish along with the toasted bitter. The finish is dry and decently bitter. It’s really good.
joohefner (380) - Isla Vista, California, USA - DEC 31, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
clear cola brown color and a small khaki head. tart, roasted chocolate aroma. medium thin body, softly carbonated with full, big bubbles. sweet, nutty chocolate taste, but not cloying, has a nice dry finish. good underlying roasted bread notes. overall pleased, it wasn’t too overpowering, but nice and easy drinking
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 12, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
clear dark brown, wispy tan head, streaks of lace,
dry chocolate and dark caramel aroma with a nice nuttyness and a slightly tart sour mash character,
rich chocolate flavor, lots of nutty character, only the slightest hint of sweetness,
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20