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 (10409) - 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 (658) - 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 (233) - 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 (4720) - 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 (3280) - 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.
jefcon (1562) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A really dark brown ale. Really dark. Aromas of raisin, chocolate, currant and straw. Tasting confirms the profile and also contributes a nutmeg/cinnamon spicing. Round edges on this beer with a quiet malt chocolate finish.
branspra (293) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 30, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Pours with a small, light brown head with excellent lacing. Dark brown body color. Aromas of molasses, toffee, citrus, brown sugar, and maple syrup. Creamy and slick texture with an average duration of flavor. Very smooth beer and excellent aftertaste. Must purchase!