kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
clear dark ruby red, wispy tan head, streaks of lace, creamy body, light sweet chocolate aroma, rich chocolate flavor, just enough sweetness to bring out the great chocolate,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 13/20
jcwattsrugger (10726) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-pours a disappearing tan head and brown color with red tint. Aroma is dark malt-nutty/roasty/faint caramel. Taste is dark malt-nutty/roasty/caramel/chocolate. Hint of hops waived over brew kettle. Smooth. Mild carbonation.
Travlr (9869) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 30, 2012
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft at the source. Clear chestnut color. Aroma of chocolate covered caramel. Taste is watery cocoa and caramel.
chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Natty Greenes, Greensboro NC on 13 July 2006. Chestnut brown colour. Nutty and borderline dry. Just a touch of caramel and a lick of dusty hops. Malt is more toasty than sweet caramel. Relatively firm mouthfeel. Not usually a style I’m too keen on but this was a decent enough example.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served on draft at the brewpub, 4/6/11. Pours a clear dark red color with a medium sized creamy tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of nutty, chocolate malts with a leafy hop finish. The taste is caramel, nutty notes, chocolate and leafy hops. Medium bodied.
jtclockwork (6235) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to Mike. Pours brown/chestnut brown with no head. Nose/taste of toasted malt, sweet cocoa and light day old coffee grounds. Lighter bodied.
blutt59 (5913) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at GSO, brown walnut color with no head, mostly thin roast with a little cocoa flavor, thin finish
blipp (5475) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours deep brown with a beige head. Sweet and roasted malty aroma with some nutty notes. The flavor has sweet nutty malts, with some light roasty notes and some toffee-like sweetness. Pretty good.
Cornfield (5274) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a decent brown ale. It pours a deep chestnut color with a good-lacing ecru head. The aroma is a lightly roasted malt with some crushed nuts and a bit of milk chocolate. The flavor is a smoothly sweet roasted malt with some nutty bitterness... and then the chocolate sneaks up and delivers a hard kick in the finish. A good sessionable ale.
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arminjewell (5149) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour out of bottle is dark brownish almost black with some red slightly off white/tan head. Aroma brings notes of caramel, nuts, biscuit and toast, hints of earth and slight grass as well. Taste is a bit watery, but notes of caramel, some slight hints of biscuit, touch of vanilla and some slight dark fruit, finishing fairly sweet, but slightly dry in there. Some carb pushes it through the palate fairly well, a bit thin. Tasty for 4.3% for sure.