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!
RyanMM (411) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2009 Draught at Woodward Avenue Brewery and Berkley Front. Reminds me of a cross between a porter and a brown ale; there’s a definite sweetness to the finish on top of the cream and slight bitter bite. Nice body, rich without being overwhelmingly thick.
wlajwl (3336) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 2, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark roasted malts and mildly nutty in aroma. The flavor is caramel, roasted malts, grains and a mild nuttiness to it. Excellent brown ale, very smooth.
Cybercat (2776) - Georgia, USA - FEB 20, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong, malty aroma has firm earthy, clove and caramel tones - and I got all these even with a stuffy nose! Pours a dark, slightly hazy sepia with a fairly thick pale tan head. Luscious flavor has earthy, caramel, cloves, nutty and malty notes - very pleasing. Robust texture has a subtle but persistent fizz. A cure for cabin fever? Could be!
Nsanders (332) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 19, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep reddish brown color. Smokey, earthy aroma. Light bitterness and sweetness that compliment each other very nicely. Medium to full bodied. Went very well with chocolate walnut brownie. Label was the reason for buying this after a 17" snowfall.
SPDickerman (830) - Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours brown with a small yellowish khaki head. Smells a little smoky with hints of a caramel nuttiness. Taste is mildly smoky and very little nutty. Medium-bodied with a slightly wet texture and soft mouth-carbonation, New Holland Cabin Fever finishes with a little caramel sweetness.
SpencerDB (223) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 1, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into a standard pint glass with a small, fleeting caramel head. Aroma of deep, full malts. Taste is surprisingly complex. Definitely full bodied with flavors including heavy malts, caramel, slight coffee notes, and a nice smooth dry finish. Excellent beer. Everything i was hoping for. I will be going back to buy more tomorrow.
ChainGangGuy (4231) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 1, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a clear, very dark amber body with a finger-high head comprised of light tan froth.
Smell: Moderately roasty, nutty aroma, smelling of Breakfast Blend coffee, a firm shard of milk chocolate, walnuts, with a little touch of date fruitiness.
Taste: A roasty start, but not overly so, with tastes of sweetened coffee, fire-roasted nuts, light chocolate, even a little caramel in there. Small portion of dark fruitiness. Earthy, faintly leafy hops with sufficing bitterness to cut the initial malt sweetness. Roasty, toasty on the finish and into the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel.
Overall: A solid, soundly malty brown ale for the colder months.
Evolutionary (217) - Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from giant eagle. Roasted smoky Caramel nose. Full bodied and smooth, hints of coffee licorice and raisin. A bit of nut flavor too. Smoky finish smolders. Pretty well done sirs.
---Rated via my mouth
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…