oldrtybastrd (3261) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a reddish brown. Caramel malt aromas with a hint of nut. Flavor is bittersweet chocolate with some smokey nut aftertaste.
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Got this one bottled in Belvidere, Illinois. Clear, dark brown pour, slightly bubbly with an average white head. Chocolate and coffee with notes of orange and spice, not sure where the nuts were but it lacked a lot of complexity. Not bad.
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - FEB 20, 2006
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2007 Oh my. Like the woman in the old commercial asking ’where is the beef" I kept asking ’where are the nuts". This beer is devoid of any nutty flavor, or any distinct flavor in particular. Very thin and watery, no aromas and all in all very disappointing.
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Too much tobacco and not enough chocolate, with a relatively thin body. But not as bad as its average would suggest.
Tubbfan (147) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2006
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Not impressive in the least. Pours a coffee/cola from the bottle with almost no head or lacing. Aroma is so slight you almost missed it. With a body like this, you should pay Charles Atlas for some advice on lifting. There isn’t any flavor. I sound too much like Simon, but there’s nothing good to pass on about this one.
steve23mj (273) - Essexville, Michigan, USA - JAN 15, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours light brown with smallish head. Nose has a hint of malt with mild sweetness. Thin body and mild caramel flavor. Finishes without much excitement.
thegreenrooster (3601) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 17, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is a dark brown with a small white head. Aroma is of dark malts and i get some hops in there. Flavor is more on the malty side with a touch of nuts. Over all one dimential with the malts and nothing else.
heemer77 (5196) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 11, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very dark ruby body that approaches a brown color. The thin head is slightly yellowish in color. The aroma is peanuts with some light toast and a little bit of caramel. The taste is light with some old toffee and a little bit of old coffee. Seems somehow stale, but not like cardboard oxidation. Needs a little more malt to make this interesting.
hopdog (10105) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle acquired in trade with FlactoAlto (thanks!). Poured a deep and cloudy brown color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of nuts and toasted malts. Tastes of burnt nuts, toasted and lightly roasted malts, and a hint of caramel. Overall very nutty. Thinner body.
DarkElf (3050) - La Jolla, California, USA - NOV 29, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12 oz bottle: Obtained in trade with whaleman, thanks David!) This flavorful brown ale is nutty, sweet and mildly roasty, but there is an obvious yeastiness permeating the flavor, putting a slight damper on the finish of this beer. The nose is sweet and very nutty. Medium bodied, slick and smooth on the palate. Medium-dark brown in color, but fairly clear. The light tan head settles to a ring. Didn’t care for it too much at first, but this really grew on me as I kept taking sips while listening to Twisted Christmas Tunes.