maverick5623 (14) - santa barbara, California, USA - JAN 21, 2007
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
nice niutiness, not mch hops be ok for thge type, I enjoyed drinkin this on a col,d SB n ight, loved it
gdub171 (30) - USA - JAN 4, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Even better than they dubbel down. This one was a hit, we even got a 2nd pitcher and had to get people to take the blonde for us so we could get some more of this.
ucsbdude (68) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - MAR 13, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very refreshing. Clean, nutty, malt taste with a creamy finish. Very little head. Deep appetizing color.
MayorQuimby (100) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - AUG 7, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at brewpub. Pours brown with a fluffy white head, some lacing. Aroma is nutty and malty. Great balance between malt, nutty flavors, and the hops. Very well rounded. Medium bodied, left flavors hanging around in my mouth. Out of all the SBBC brews that I’ve tried, this is the best of the lot.
badlizard (5160) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 5, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear red copper with no head. Malty roasty aroma. Good strong nutty taste with a smooth finish.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - FEB 29, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the brewpub. Hazy dark brown with a nice creamy head. Malty caramel aroma with some earthy hops. Malty and nutty with some wood, sweetness, caramel, and light hops. Medium body with medium carbonation. Smooth and pleasant overall, with nice maltiness.
BMan1113VR (7382) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 15, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery, listed at 6.2%. Pours with a light brown head covering a clear brown body. Malty aroma. Tastes a bit like a second running of a stout. Slightly burnt coffe malts, and some nuts. Slightly syrupy mouthfeel with light carbonation.
omhper (17478) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2006 Draught at the brewpub. Clear nut brown. Dominated by roasty malt. Light bodied wtih clean mouthfeel. Despite the low hop rate the addition of hazelnut is barely noticable. Instead this beer is carried by the roasty malt. Salty finish with low bitterness. A good brown!
yespr (26103) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tap at the brewpub. Pours hazy dark brown with a small, tan and creamy dense head. Aroma is roasted breadish malt. Dry roasted and bitter flavoured. Dry breadish roasted malt flavoured on back of the tongue. Dry and bitter finish.
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - FEB 18, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smelled and looked great, but was a little watery in the mouth. Nice nut and caramel flavors blended together.