sonicstylee (13) - cayuga, New York, USA - SEP 18, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The fact that this is a nut brown says it all to me. yes, like others have said, this comes off almost as a porter, it’s thick, it’s rich, it’s got a nuts roasted in chocolate taste with a very smooth finish. You’ll have to like dark beer to appreciate this nutty brown ale.
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On draft at brewpub. Poured deep brown in color with absolutely no head or hint of even one bubble. (even when agitated). Aroma of heavy roast, toffee and chocolate malt. Tastes of roasted chocolate, toffee, caramel, and nuts. This one could have passed as a porter. Wishing these had more carbonation.
Nate (3451) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Wildflower Cafe. Coffee and roasted-burnt malt, caramel and molasses. Mild hop character, even a bit of smoke. Dark brown-black clear with thin off-white head. Medium body with medium carbonation. Starts with caramel, coffee, and chocolate. Mild bitter grain and some carbonic acidity in the finish. Nutty finish and after. A bit astringent, however.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of chocolate, hint of caramel, deep brown, garnet at the edges, small toffee head. Taste is a chocolate/cola combo, nuty(of course) fine roasted malt notes too. Medium bodied, very well balanced, woody, dry finish. Very enjoyable.
rudolf (2304) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 26, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Hardware. Brown, thinnish head. Nose is cocoa & nutty malt - dark fruits - sweet plum/fig, smoke. Flavor is brown mant & fruits - some brown sugar. A hint of wood.
zach8270 (3047) - Henrietta, New York, USA - DEC 7, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(draft @ The Old Toad - Rochester, NY) Dark black pour with a tan head. Aroma is very roasty and slightly nutty with some sweet malts. Flavor is bitter and sweet at the beginning with a roasted malt middle and a bitter and burnt malt finish. Tastes more like a porter to me.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 17, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Brown body, small head, not much nose. Sort of syrupy, mildly nutty, too sweet.
swoopjones (4915) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Pizza Plant Walker. Nice roasty chocolate aroam. Medium bodied some bitterness. Pretty good
Cartoonkhaki (1205) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark murky brown with hardly any light coming through. light tan head with good lacing. Deep rosted malt, coffee chicory and a little chocolate. Medium bitters on the sides of the tongue. Medium palate that is not too oily.
TomDecapolis (4334) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - AUG 5, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brew pub. Pours a deep brown with lots of ruby highlights. Medium size creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and almonds. Flavor was nice and roasty, chocolate, mixed nuts, molasses and a touch of hop bitterness.