rbrazell (1308) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Market Square. Deep amber brown pour with a small bubbly white head.Toffee, caramel, brown sugar, dates & figs, nuts and earth in the nose. Sweet toffee and brown sugar entry fading into dark dried fruits with a bitter nutty finish. Noticeable alcohol heat in the finish. Would be a nice winter warmer. Probably could use some age too. Not bad though.
dpvrai (6) - New York, USA - JUL 20, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lovely soft caramel, attenuated dates, raisins, but all quite mellow and melded.
My idea of what a brown ale should be
Chipalsa (1264) - Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was a unique brew for sure. It smelled like a chocolatey porter - lots of toffee and chocolate with a touch of raisins and oak. The taste followed but was much more intense. Undertones of toast, chocolate and hops really satisfy the palate. The alcohol is very well hidden here so be careful ;-).
MartinT (7307) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Nut bread, roasted chestnuts and caramel in this effervescent strong ale.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam surrounds the misty dark amber.
-This was too bubbly for this type of strong brew.
-A light alcohol hit accompanies the balancing bitterness.
-Malts could be better defined.
-The finish is easy and the flavour profile simple.
JHeath99 (303) - - JUL 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with very little head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of malts and caramel. Taste of nuts and caramel with a bit of a sweet aftertaste.
JSteve (11) - Windham, Maine, USA - JUL 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark brown, slight head. Malt and caramel on the nose which follow on tasting with a malt nuttiness. Awesome complexity in this one.
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jhp40219 (204) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Rockyís Sub Pub in Jeffersonville, IN. Pours brown with an orangish red hue. No real head and little lacing. Aroma and taste heavy on malts, caramel, dates, prunes. Almost sort of Belgian tasting. Very sweet with a nice long malty and sweet candy finish. Full body, moderate carbonation, oily texture. Very nice and tastey!
JPDurden24 (1380) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the bottle, brown pour, white head, very malty, nutty, caramel, sugary, and fairly tasty. Good, but not great.
TimsRatings (267) - - JUN 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From 22 oz bottle.
Poured a copper brown with little head that disappeared quickly. Decent lacing.
Malty sweetness - almost as sweet as milk stout, but not bad in this case (I'm not a fan of milk stouts).
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icehawk (603) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JUN 19, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nutty, malty, boozy aroma. Very complex with flavors of nut, vanilla, dark chocolate, and alcohol. Fairly heavy. Finishes sweet with hint of alcohol. Wonderful.