Beerman6686 (5340) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This poured a medium brown color with an off white head. Aroma was sweeter malts, nutty and some toffee. Flavor was upfront munich malt, and toffee, some roastidness, followed by a sweet aftertaste.
DYCSoccer17 (3490) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 30, 2009
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bottle from Nugget in Davis, CA. Aroma is a pungent roasted coffee one. There is is a little sweet chocolate thing going on as well as some chalk dust smells. I really can’t get past the chalk smell. Virtually transparent dark brown/mahogany body with a fluffy tan head. Has a nice sweet, chocolate flavor to start, which becomes a bit metallic and toasted/roasted in the middle. Lightly bitter to finish. Drinks pretty well. Still can’t figure out the chalkiness in the nose. Thankfully, it’s not in the flavor.
dwyerpg (4871) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2009
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2013 Big discrepancy here. I really found this super heavy and way too malty/nutty this time.
Original 4.3 Definitely has a nutty aroma. Flavor is a great nutty hop and a big nutty hop as well. This is beer is fantastic and is easily my favorite nut brown ale.
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of JohnC. Pours a dark brown with a warm reddish tint and an off-white head. Sweet nutty and coffeeish aroma. Medium body, hard roasted malts, coffee and bitter chocolate. A little vanilla sweetness in the finish. Pleasant. 221109
Ungstrup (30468) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. A deep red beer with a brown head. The aroma has notes of nuts, roasted malt, caramel, and some spices. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, caramel, nuts, and spices, leading to a dry spicy finish. Thanks Papsoe for sharing.
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dark amber with a tiny off white head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, caramel and coffee notes. Sweet flavour with hard roasted malt, coffee and chocolate notes. Finished roasted.
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 10, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a nice rich coffee brown with almost no head. Nose is rich with nuts and coffee. Flavors of nuts, chocolate, coffee, and dried fruit. Mouth is rich and smooth. nice medium body. This is an excellent brown ale! Becomes a little sweet at times but a wonderful flavor profile for a medium bodied beer.
can8ianben (1402) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet caramel coffee aroma with some subtle smokiness. Appearance is a deep dark brown with a thick tan head - almost stout-like. Flavor is sweet and smoky malt. Some toasted nut flavor as well. A somewhat watery finish with tight carbonation. Little bitterness aside from the coffee notes.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - SEP 14, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice dark brown color with reddish hints and an offwhite head, I thought that this beer was pretty tasty.
The aroma was of coffee and some chocolate notes, the flavor was dry with nutty roastiness. Very tasty.
Plamadude30k (122) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 16, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nicely earthy and nutty, with a bit of coffee and chocolate. Some dark fruits also sneak in there, but are a bit harder to find.