mikedR (877) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - DEC 3, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Best of the Chef's series so far. Nutty, honey aroma. Interestingly tart flavor. Definitely an unusual brown ale!
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DrSilverworm (4766) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle, thanks to MikedR. Shared with the group. Clear red / orange, lightly brown color. Somewhat bubbly, but good, thin off-white head. Few dots of lace. Nice, interesting, complex fruity nose. Really unique. Had to check the label to figure out what I was smelling. Chestnuts and orange-peel, I see that. Definite cranberry, some good honey and nuttiness. Light-to-medium body. Good smooth carbonation, though kind of light. Very creamy texture. Light savory taste, some vegetable evident in the flavor (I don’t mind it), light sweet. Pretty interesting, unique flavor experience.
JStax (2570) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a 22 ounce bottle. Semi hazy copper color with a huge white head of foam. The aroma is sweet malty. Taste is tart. Probably infected, but it not offensive.
KegOstertag (92) - - NOV 22, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drank from 22oz bottle at parents home out of glass. Aroma- caramale and nutty aroma. Appearance- cloudy amber color. Taste- smoother than it looks. Buttery popcorn flavor with notes of caramel. Palate- nothing overhwelming but a little malty aftertaste. Overall- pretty good. Not the best but the multititude of flavors make it interesting.
Monalovesbeer (21) - - NOV 22, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a large bottle into a small pilsner glass. Very little head and a cloudy brown appearance. Aroma is nutty with some sourness. Tastes better than it smells nice chestnut flavor with some other stuff going on that I can't describe. Not bad, but not one my favorites.
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Ibrew2or3 (6450) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 29, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
OK, the reviews thus far don’t look promising for what I have in front of me here. The 22oz bomber pours clear amber with a decent tan head of foam. The aroma unloads caramel, butterscotch, nuttiness and an astringent smelling sort of walnut skin like sensation. The taste has a dash of roasted malts and then it picks up tart roasted malt like astringent notes and a bit of cherry like esteriness. Behind those notes is a mix of caramel malts and butterscotch. It seems to end with lingering butterscotch and burnt toffee.
b3shine (4236) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber to snifter (thanks DrSilverworm). Looks solid; a semi-transparent orange with white lacing. Smells sweet, but strange; definitely a honey presence though. Tastes like it smells with a below-average mouthfeel. Not a fan of this one, considering the intended style.
alexsdad06 (4371) - Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
22 oz. bottle shared by DrSilverworm. Pours a clear dark amber color with a small white head. The aroma has herbal notes,grass, pale malts and a mild nutty presence, but it is lessened by the diacetyl and hints of vegetables. The flavor has softer malts, light caramel, nuts, cooked vegetables and diacetyl. This was just not very good.
BOLTZ7555 (2658) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 25, 2012
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
This is absolutely God-aweful! Drain pour for sure! Buttermilk biscuit lathered in margarine. Lactic, milky, buttery everything. Movie-theater popcorn, but not in a good way. Hints of caramel, brown sugar, and honey...subtle nuttiness. Just can’t get past the Diacetyl. Not enjoyable at all. Yuck!
JPDurden24 (1460) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - DEC 28, 2012
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Worst of the chef series by far. My friend said it best, smells like buttery popcorn, and not in a good way. I get none of the fruit character or hazelnut. Just stale and old movie popcorn.