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RATINGS: 698   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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100% Wisconsin malt of six different varieties impart the natural toasted color to the bottle conditioned unfiltered ale. Clean hazelnut notes result from these carefully chosen barley malts. Hops from Slovenia, Bavaria and the Pacific Northwest give Fat Squirrel its backbone.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8302) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2009
Amber pour with a thin white head. The aroma is quite lovely. Soft sweet toasted malts with a very fresh bready quality. A faint kiss of cocoa on the back. Quite fresh tasting with a nice sweet malt complexity. Faint toast malt flavour. Light aroma and a kiss of lightly roasted coffee. It’s fairly sweet up front but with a nice rounded roasty finish on the back. There is a kiss of spice and enough complexity to keep me interested. More amber than brown, but the beer itself is well-made and pretty tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8161) - San Diego County, California, USA - JAN 11, 2011
355mL. Pour is exquisite for what I was expecting to be a pretty dull, boring beer. A clear, deep amber brown body is topped with a thick, fluffy, coffee tan head with excellent retention and big time lace. Pretty much the best you can ask for in a brown ale. Aroma at first is metallic but moves thankfully to black cherries and husky caramel malt and cinnamon. Taste is rich, creamy, lots of coffee cake, full bodied without a sugar presence. Slight bitterness adds balance and sharpness. Even a bit of spicy alcohol and coconut peeks through to make this feel richer than 5.5% would suggest. Mouthfeel is perfection. For session brown ale, this is a gold medalist.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 6, 2008
12 oz. bottle courtesy of Alraomon. Thanks Sean! Pours an inviting brown-tinged red color with a minimal off-white head. Aroma is strong green-apple with cherry and nutty notes. Smooth taste with caramel, nuts, apple and toasted malts. Medium bodied and very well balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (7897) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 13, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2010 Bottle thanks to Rando7. Dark clear amber pour. Nose is nuts and roasted malts. Taste is roasted malts, buttered toast and nuts.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (7855) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2008
Draft pint at Dotty’s in Madison. Light nuttiness, with some sweet chewy malt flavors throughout. Munich-malt is what it tastes like, with some sweet tea and maple. A decent brown ale but very simple and uncomplex.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7813) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 17, 2008
Bottlee from kosko20. Pours a hazy chestnut hue with a thickish, medium sized off-white heead. Aroma of nuts, a bit of maple and some chocolate. Taste is nuts and caramel with a bit of oatmeal and cinnamon and a couple of hops poking through. Watery with light bubbles.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocLock (7682) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2006
Thanks to buckybeer for this one. Pours deep brown with 1-finger khaki head. Aroma of rich roasty malt, huge nuts (walnut, hazelnut, almond), brown sugar, peaty malt. Dense, complex, nutty palate, with flavors of roast malt, the aforementioned nuts, brown sugar, and cacao. This is a world class nut brown ale, and I cannot believe they didn’t add real nuts to this. If you don’t like this, then you are a real nutsack.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (7575) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2005
Bottle from Vinny’s bar at La Crosse airport. Dark brown color with a medium thin beige head. Thin sheets of lacing. Aroma of malt and walnuts. Medium body with a roasty character, lots of nutty and malty flavoring. The finish is clean and sweet with more malt and nut flavors. I like it!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (7456) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 17, 2005
Bottle. I have been intrigued to try this one just because of the name which I think is quite cool. Dark brown - mahogany body, with a decent sized off white head. (3+) Dominant yet restrained roasty aroma with mild chocolate and malt undertones. Flavour is moderately roasty again, with the chocolate slightly more prominent in the flavour. Mild nuttiness throughout becomes more distinct and more clearly hazelnut in the finish. Medium bodied palate. I am suitably impressed, quite yummy. Thanks for the trade JPDIPSO.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (7290) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 13, 2012
Bottle. Chocolate and nut malt aroma. Dark amber with large off-white head. Sweet nutty chocolate malt and mildly bitter fresh hay hops flavor. Very nice - another NG winner.


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