jercraigs (8334) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 17, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
DrSilverworm (8154) - 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
BMan1113VR (7898) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 17, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
BVery (7598) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 18, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2011 TAP, BOTTLE: amber/chestnut brown pour. Mildly nutty aroma. Taste is malt, caramel, nut, with slight bitterness.
sebletitje (7430) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 9, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
courtesy of abents.
Pours amber with off white head.
Aroma is malty with light hazelnut nose, light hops with some esters.
Taste toasted malts, nutty mouthfeel. Overall finish has good notes of the hazelnuts but also some hints of chocoltae and caramel.
Possible ester palate with some faint fruity notes of dark fruits/pear in the after taste.
At 5.5% this is an amazing brew, very drinkable.
Camons (7368) - Hasselager, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Christers. Courtesy of Jeff, Thanks. Pours brown lwith a light tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, light caramel, nuts, grain. Flavor is malts, caramel, litttle dark chocolate, dark fruits, nuts. Medium body, soft carbonation. 231013
Ibrew2or3 (7362) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 30, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big thanks to jarlbartar for bonusing me this brew. Pours deep golden brown with distinguished half inch white head. The nose is full of roasty maltiness, nuttiness and mild yeast spiciness. The initial moment of flavor seems to start out like a typical brown with a charge of malt astringency. But here it is faint and very brief. The taste quickly becomes rich, smooth, malty and nutty. The roastiness starts first then nuttiness enters along with faint caramel candy. Nice mild nutty after taste. Very nice.
Ughsmash (7323) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 8, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear deep amber pour with a good 1/2" of off-white head. Probably the least brown brown ale I’ve tried. Wonderful deep roasty and nutty aroma with some caramel, and toffee. Nice medium malty backbone, and smooth across the palate... with some bitter citric notes on the finish. Nutty flavor with just enough sweet caramel was balanced very well with both floral hops and a slight citric twist. Very well done, once again!
phaleslu (7317) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle from the brewery. Pours a clear amber-brown color with virtually no head. Aroma of nuts, brown sugar, caramel malts, barley, and toast. Flavor of nuts, brown sugar, caramel malts, barley malts, toast, bread, and mineral notes. Light-bodied, with minimal carbonation and a really light mouthfeel. This is pretty weak for a brown ale. It isn’t bad for a beer you’d drink a ton of in one night, but for a brown ale, it doesn’t do much.
marcus (7296) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle at Davis Beerfest 2010. Pours brown with a green tinge and a thick off-white head. The aroma is nutty, and so is the flavor, with a dry bitter finish.