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.
---That dog will hunt!
rumproasts (1842) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. brown with small head. light bodied nutty brown ale. smooth and well balanced, decent flavor.
AWISLguy (922) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Saloon on Calhoun. Pours reddish brown with a large off-white head that sticks around. Aroma has chocolate, caramel and nuts. And more nuts. Taste is smoothy chocolate and nuts. Creamy and balanced; a bit dry. Solid fall offering.
starewich (139) - - OCT 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bready, nutty, and light of body in a way that recalls an Oktoberfest, but dark and bitter. A good beer for the season though not something I’d drink year-round.
DrSilverworm (4019) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle, thanks to Jay. Good nutty and chocolate aroma. Hint of olive bread. Soft moderate carbonation. Medium body. Light bitter, sweet taste. Clear brown color. No head. Solid brown ale, good to enjoy with lunch
weihenweizen (1383) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Refrigerated bottle poured into a shaker. Pours clear light brown with half finger off-white head. Very thin small bubble lacing, medium body, low carbonation, and roasted malt aroma. Taste is roasted malt and nuts. Better than average brown ale.
Patrickctenchi (2500) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a woody brown with a good, off-white head.
Scent is malty and nutty.
Taste is sweet caramel and nuts.
Roasted malt, a bit of chocolate....
Dfonorow (805) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light brown with a thin khaki head that fades quickly. Aroma is bland but there is some caramel and toasted nuts in there. Flavor is a bit better than the aroma with a surprisingly good mouth-feel. Notes of nuts, mild roast, and a slight earthy hop finish.
sawbuck (222) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet aroma, nice redish brown hue. Sweet malty flavors up front...hint of hazelnuts, with a nice sweet finish with a surpise of very mild hops. Perfect body for this type....very nice
musinj6 (358) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a transparent brown with little head and small lacing. Toasted malt and maybe some almonds and a hint of caramel. Grassy hop flavor Medium sweetness with a touch of bitterness, but the maltiness is what drives this guy. Medium bodied sticky mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Medium astringent finish with malty sweetness. Not bad.