Butters (3562) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pous a dark brown with ruby highlights and wispy fisheye white off-white head. Nose of sweet dark toasted nuts and maltBrown sugar and molassis and very nutty but not in a vegetal way. Hint of anise and coffee on the finish. Great brown ale
skoll (402) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz Bottle. Very deep brown pour with 1-finger Tan head. Aroma is nuts, roastey grainy malt, brown sugar, light coffee. Tastes brown sugary, not too sweet flavor, prominent nuts, and a fairly rich palate. Brown ale but I have had lighter stouts than this one. All and all A good beer.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 19, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown, thick creamy light tan head. Aromas of toasted milk chocolate and caramel cola nut warm to hints of butterscotch and dark bread. Upfront soft nutty chocolate and caramel flavors gain a touch of hops in the finish. Well balanced throughout. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, malty finish. Not usually a big fan of browns, but this seemed to hit the spot just right…
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
dark brown, ruby highlights, small quickly disappearing head. sweet malt aroma, perhaps some floral hops. sweet malt flavor, touch of chocolate, creamy caramel. full bodied, sweet finish. not a bad brown ale. not a favorite style of mine. as the beer warms, the chocolate becomes more dominant. bottle donated by rayboy01.
Atlove (41) - USA - DEC 14, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
New Holland Cabin Fever pours a dark red-brown with a thinning off white head. Roasted malt, almond, burnt drip coffee. Not a bad ale, but not a personal favorite.
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Christmas Ales & A Christmas Story at Studio 35 on 12/7/08: This beer pours deep brown with a medium thin white head that diminishes quickly. Sticky spots of lacing. Aroma of nuts and molasses along with a malty undertone. Medium body with flavors of malt and dark fruit, as well as some brown sugar and caramel. The finish is sweet and malty with a short fruity aftertaste. Decent overall.
bdigital (652) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 7, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle...pour is a dark, opaque brown with a moderately sized cream head. Nose is caramel malts, toasted malts, cinnamon, nutmeg and some nutty notes. Medium body...very smooth and silky, perfectly carbonated. Flavor is mainly nutty malts, spice, some caramel and chocolate notes and a bit of a subtle hop finish. Great brew, very sessionable.
wheelz843 (231) - Grand Island, New York, USA - DEC 7, 2008
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. has a very rich buttery aroma. pours almost black with little head. has a very warm, butterscotch flavor with a smoky finish.
badgerben (4323) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 6, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown color with a thin head. Nutty and buttery. Strong dark malts. Definitely nutty. Creamy. A little bitter and dry finish. Quite nice.
alobar (2502) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice dark brown color. Aroma of caramel, chocolate,and raisin. Flavor of molasses, chocolate, brown sugar. Well done.