emacgee (4147) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 12, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark lean copper brown pour with one finger of tan head. Nose is odd, very rustic and grainy with some bready sweetness and caramel notes. Kind of watery and weird/grainy in the flavor. Very earthy and rustic bready/toasted grain malt profile. Very light bodied and lean.
Eberndt (196) - - OCT 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep dark brown color with slight head. Lots of malt flavor and strongly carbonated. Very good!
Maverick34 (2366) - New York, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown pour from bottle. Loaded with Chewy malts and a very chocolatey finish for the style.
solidfunk (4493) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours brown with good head and lacing. Light roast aroma. Light bitter finish. Some citrus. Decent balance and easy drinking. Bottle.
tgncc (2900) - Bellmore, New York, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is malty, spicy, nutty. The appearance is brown, slightly translucent, thin head. The flavor is chocolate, spicy, pine needles, nutty. The finish is spicy, pine needles. Medium in body. Sweet, piney. Decent overall. Interesting.
edgallow (2364) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle pours brown with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, bread and spice. Taste is malts, chocolate and spice.
BrettTaylor (546) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2014
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours with little off-white head. Aroma - rye, dark toast, brown sugar, and a little walnut. Taste - malt, caramel, coffee, chocolate.
coyforce (616) - Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice chocolatey aroma. Pour is a thick black color with a thin white head. Taste is a chocolate malty smoothness.
Roser (37) - Virginia, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance- good looking, dark brown, opaque. Thin (weak) root beer colored head, disappeared fairly quick.
Smell- malt, spice, chocolate.
Taste- a little hop, bitter, gingerbread cookie.
Mouthfeel- light to medium. Thin. Warm bourbon barrel kind of feel.
Overall- a very solid, good beer. Recommendable. I’ve always been a fan of Sam Smith’s Nut Brown Ale, and I think this is better.
Darwenus (568) - Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours dark brown with a persistent ring of foam. I liked the aroma better as it warmed and gingerbread and cloves showed up. But this beer smells better than it tastes. The flavor is a little muted. A little synthetic. There’s just nothing there on the front, but at the swallow there is a little malt and spice.