hershiser2 (1827) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Blue Light, Charlottesville, VA. Deep brown with a frothyish head. Sweet nutty aroma, dominated by malts, but also has some citrusy hops there. Flavor is full of bitterness, with some grapefruity hops mixed in- just like the aroma. Kinda thick for a brown- but I’m not complaining!
guzzler67 (1643) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown appearance; small, off whte head and light lacing. Roasted malt aroma, some dark fruit, and layers of chocolate. Chocolate malt taste with modest sweetness, some characteristics of pine nuts; hops more noticable as it finishes. Medium bodied, nicely carbonated mouthfeel. Dry nutty aftertaste.
RABinCO (1508) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours dark amber with a nice pillow of head that fades slowly to a white halo. Slightly sweet aroma with only a hint of nuttiness. The taste is surprisingly complex with a bit of hoppy bite up front that gives way to a light toasted nut flavor. Very smooth and drinkable.
can8ianben (1458) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2005
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not much better than average. I had this one on tap at the Harrisonburg beer and wine festival. It was pretty simple. Good aroma coming off, a nice nutty hoppiness, but it lacked the depth I usually find in better brown ales.
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this one bottled in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. Very nice medium brown pour with a thick tan head, nose of chocolate and cashews, plenty of chocolate and coffee notes in the taste. Nice!
Holdwine (1153) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - APR 12, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A winner. Root beer pour with decent carbonation. A wonderful malty character. Sweet and nutty. And yet they manage to slip in a nice hop snap. Easy to drink.
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 24, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From dkachur via trade. The pour was dark brown with attractive garnet highlights glowing on the edges. The head was off-white, almost one-finger tall and coughed up flecks of lacing. The aroma was brown sugar, light chocolate and roasted malt with faint hop bitterness. The flavor was chocolate, roasted malt, nutty, spicy and possibly even some hops on the finish. The mouthfeel was average and the finish was unremarkable. Good.
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not as horrific as the nut brown and there porter rock. It has a decent malty kick but too much water and swirly citrus pieces which don’t mend well together.
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - APR 19, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours like black coffee, a little read. Very flat head. Smells like nothing really, slight chocolate, dust. Taste is spicy hops, chocolate. Good for the style. There’s nothing misplaced about it. Nice dryness, toffee. Reminds of a thin Mackelson.
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 25, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours dark brown and lite brown head. Nutty aroma and taste of malt and chocolate with bitter after taste.