Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 6, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Nimbus. Pours clear brown/red, thin pale tan head, great lacing. Nose is sweet roast coffee, some berries & clean cardboard. Flavours of dark fruit, cocoa/roast, clean corrugated cardboard. Decent.
drpimento (2152) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 5, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Man, this is solid good beer. Totally on the mark for style and session to boot. Poured with a nice sized foamy, frothy, cream colored head that lasts quite a while and lots of lace. Color is a clear, dark walnut. Aroma is nut oil, malt, cocoa, and a little bittersweet. Flavor is exactly the same only jacked up. Body and carbonation are excellent and perfect for the style. Session beer for sure.
Sledutah (4276) - Utah, USA - DEC 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Nimbus
Appearance: Dark brown small off-white head and some lacing
Aroma: Toasted malts and nutty
Taste: Nutty and toasted malts
Nice brown, easy drinking
jsquire (3386) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 18, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I think I got a bad bottle of this. It poured nothing but foam that eventually subsided to a rocky tan head. Dark beer with a puffed wheat and dusty chocolate nose. Sour tangy taste of over ripe berries, faint chocolate and some faint roasted grains. The sour just seems off, or I may just be sensative to it.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft sample at the brewpub. Brown, white head. Aroma of caramel and walnuts. Taste is nutty and not too sweet, nice bitterness with good balance.
alexanderj (3296) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - AUG 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle; another good brown ale. Mellow, but fairly complex for the style. Caramel, cocoa, bread and earth. Really liking brown ales these days.
daknole (8851) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown pour with a nice creamy tan head. Roasted pecans and walnuts, hints of chocolate and maybe a bit of coffee grounds. Flavor is sweet and has some very nice roasted nut qualities. Some coffee, roasted malt and a very light hop bite at the end. Not half bad. Very good for a tough style.
GKillian (525) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown, thick creamy tan head, foamy lacing. Coffee and chocolate aromas. Well balanced between malty sweetness and hoppy bitterness with a slight tilt toward the malt, as a good brown ale should be. Creamy and smooth.
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 3, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle, sampled 2/18/10). Dark brown color, with amber hue. Medium tan head, which is mostly diminishing. Sweet malt aroma. Flavor of the same, with light roastiness and light coffee. Long duration. Light bitter finish. Slick texture. Soft to moderate carbonation. Fair lacing.
mcox90 (1521) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 25, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle in trade with jbye4334. Pours a muddy brown color with a 1/2" tan head. Aroma is milk chocolate, nuts and peat. Moderate body with average carbonation. Flavor was an odd mix of chocolate, coffee, nuts and earth. like its appearance, kind of muddy. Still, not bad.