tomciccateri (938) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - NOV 22, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 12-ounce bottle, pours an opaque dark brown with great clarity but only a slight tan head. Light chocolate aroma. Medium body, less-than-full mouthfeel but reasonable malty sweet flavor and slight caramel character. A bit carbonated but not too bad. Lingering chocolatey finish. A decent Nut Brown.
Patrickctenchi (2494) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 1, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown, with a short, beige head.
Chocolate powder, nut aroma.
Taste is nutty, creamy, chocolate and coffee.
Would be much better if not so diluted.
shrubber85 (6509) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 29, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Nutty chocolate malt aroma. Dark brown with moderate head. Sweet nutty chocolate malt flavor. Watery body. Okay but weak.
maltman53 (148) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - NOV 6, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a nice pumpernickel bread color, little aroma, watery weak palate and a under-flavored finish.
mmmbeer (1187) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle served in stein (from Lawerence Bros. IGA in Ruidoso, NM)- poured a somewhat non-transparent when held against the sunshine very darkened brown with shades of maroon, lively light carbonation, head quickly bubbled away to oblivion. Aroma of a slightly sweetened malt that was toasted, molasses, nuts, and a bit of cream. Hits the mouth with a a firm medium body, feels like drinking beer with molasses but that’s fine by me, middle holds up well, finish is still sweet with a slight hardwood undertone. I was thinking the other day as I noticed that I won’t be within the top 1000 raters here on the site, and I got a little sad. An image of an 1920’s psychatric patient popped into my head with a sardonic smile before she underwent hydrotherapy- take it for what it is.
Lubiere (9031) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A brown ale with a thin mocha head. In aroma, sweet caramel malt with dark fruits, Bock like. In mouth, a sweet fruity malt with dark fruits, mineral notes, a bit boring, very German. On tap at Downtown Brew fest LV 2013.
daknole (8005) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
GABF. Gold medal winner. Brown pour, off white head. Aroma of lightly toasted nuts, pumpkin seeds, apples, light honeyed notes. Flavor is sweet, roasted malt and nuts. Decent brown.
gnoff (7030) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
At GABF on Thursday October 11, 2012
Clear dark brown color, tan head. Sweet, sugary scent. Sweet, apple taste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness.
DiarmaidBHK (3062) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Drat at ABQ brewpub. Pours brown with a thin khaki head. Not much on the nose. A bit syrupy and thick on the tongue. More sweet malt than anything else. Not getting any nutty notes anywhere. Eh!
SudsMcDuff (5323) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
raises your arms .. . pours your basic light brown .. light foam, very sparse lacing .. . light malt, some sweet leather .. . well, below average but on course for SB .. . . The wise Socratic Grampa!
Fatehunter (966) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAR 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into a pint glass. Brown with a good finger of dirty white head. Lots of bubbles visible.
Good smell of roasted malt and the "nutty".
Tastes of roasted malt, a little chocolate in the background and mild bitterness at the end.
Smooth texture, lots of bubbles, medium body.
A good brown ale. A little more of a creamy body would make this better for me, but it was enjoyable nevertheless.