tmoreau (1915) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle poured to my SA pint glass at home, showing a clear, brownish copper color, with a modest amount of cream/light tan head foam that diminished rather quickly to a ring and film, and left some wavey spots & spray on the glass. The nose was toasty, with notes of caramel sweetness, light malt, light graininess, a touch of cocoa, and an underlying nuttiness. The flavor was similar, the body was medium, and a lively carbonation accentuated the moderate hop which was lightly earthy, and lingered nicely into the finish with a light, bitter bite. Decently sessionable!
rxeight (786) - Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
brown with an off white head. not much going on with this one. exprected more nutty flavor with the name. a midde of the road brown. not really impressed.
jgb9348 (4276) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Crisp clear deep brown coloured body with a pungent ruby tint and a nice, one centimetre tall light brown head. Aroma of earth, mushrooms, dirt, malt and a bit of alcohol. Medium-bodied; Assertive nutty flavour at first with a good, pungent malt kick and a strong earthiness showing a definite earthy bite and a full-flavoured toffee finish - definitely a full-flavoured beer for the style. Aftertaste shows the nuttiness of course, a bunch of earthy malts, some alcohol warmth and a good and robust caramel flavour. Overall, I wish I could say bad things about this one, but it does simply live up to another great beer from the brewery - much more flavour than most in this style and no bitterness, no harshness and a nice robust flavour which goes well in the autumn/winter. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Festival Foods (de Pere) in Green Bay, Wisconsin on 29-July-2012 for US$1.50 sampled at home in Washington on 08-November-2012.
TheHOFF43 (1429) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - NOV 5, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown. Aroma is non-existent. Flavor is a lot of malts, some hops and.possibly honey. Not a bad beer.
Panzuriel (1223) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fat squirrel pours a rich deep rust brown with a very thin head of small white bubbles. Nose is sweet nut happiness. Taste is slightly nutty with just a hint of sweet malt. ends with just a hint of nutty dry finish.
Advocate_Ames (314) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not very carbinated. There is a little amount of foam. Nothing special to look at. The scent is very malty. There is also a touch of hazelnuts in the aroma. The flavor isnít much better than the scent. I taste toasted malts. In addition a barley flavor stands out with hops. The after taste is not harsh. My palate wasnt tarnished. What this drink lacks is that the flavor is weak. It comes as quick as it goes. Overall its not a bad beverage it just wasnt impressive.
esoxangler (87) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I really love this one, wonderful dark and cloudy color and small head. nutty of course, toasty, caramel, a little bit thick, good long finish.
beerbaaron (678) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2013 Pours a clear light brown/chestnut. Small wispy creamy off-white head, lasting. Aroma is sweet and nutty, some caramel, light grassy hops. Flavor compliments, perhaps adding a bit of cocoa to the mix. Medium semi creamy body. Plenty of character in the flavor profile. Balanced finish, Really tasty and amazingly drinkable, especially on a cool Wisconsin November evening..or afternoon.
OscarFalls (22) - excelsior, Minnesota, USA - OCT 21, 2012
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Good color but smells a bit of vinegar. The taste is decent and it does warm on you after an inch or two.
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ShawnC (71) - - OCT 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clean nose with slight grassiness and hint of sweet malt on nose. Mouthfeel is a little abrasive up front with a surprisingly creamy finish. The finish reminds me of a white whiskey. A small sharp punch of alcohol, not quite boozy but a clean almost vodka like minerality. Malts don't stand up as much as I would expect for the style. Kinda like a Belgium pale ale. Finish is confusing in a good way. Pretty good.
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