DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2013
12oz bottle, bottled 11/01/12. Cool hazy brown color, lots of particles in the body. Thin off-white head, leaves a couple dots of lace. Medium-plus body. More smooth, crisp carbonation. Nutty, chocolatey taste. Some dark fruit (dates), light earthy hop. Interesting taste. Sweet, light bitter. Interesting brown ale... I dig the light fruitiness Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Had on-tap at Green Dot Stables in Detroit. $3 for a 12oz mug. Hadn’t had it before, so why not.
Appearance: Dark, dark brown with a little, brown, creamy head. Not much lacing to be seen. A pretty average brown ale.
Smell: For some reason, I didn’t pull much out. Maybe my sniffer was broken. Very faint, dirty malt aroma, with maybe some traces of coffee. Almost reminiscent of a stout, but then again, I always figure brown ales are just a small step behind a stout/porter.
Taste/feel: Average is as average does. It tastes like the smell... light on the aroma, light on the taste... easy drinking, but it’s just a middle-of-the-road brown that’s just not that interesting. Arcadia doesn’t make the best beer, but they make typical examples of styles without trying to "change the rules", so to speak. Fukito (1059) - Santiago, CHILE - MAR 11, 2013
Nice clear ruby dark copper color. some restrained toffee on the nose. toffee nutty flavor with some diacethyl and a weird dms finish. medium to light palate. a little off kdm1984 (814) - Missouri, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Nice medium to dark brown color with good fluffy head that stays around for a bit. Aroma quite weak - some nutty malt and cocoa, but fainter than I’d like - have to search around for it. Starts out bland but has a very nice toasty, nutty, cocoa finish and bready aftertaste. Pretty standard, decent example of the style. Highly drinkable. superspak (5594) - Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2013
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 12/4/2012. Pours lightly hazy reddish brown color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, brown sugar, toast, cocoa, brown bread, light nuttiness, roasted malt, and floral hop earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity. Taste of caramel, brown sugar, toast, chocolate, dark bread, light nuttiness, roasted malt, light raisin, and floral hop earthiness. Slight earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, toast, chocolate, dark bread, light nuttiness, roasted malt, and floral earthiness on the finish for a bit. Nice balance and robustness of malty flavors; with hardly any cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a creamy, lightly slick, and earthy mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a nice brown ale. Good balance and robustness of flavors; and very smooth to drink. A pleasantly enjoyable offering; though not as nutty as I would expect given the nut brown title.
Corrinado711 (80) - - JAN 25, 2013
Pours a deep Amber brown with minimal Tan head. Aromas of vanilla, malt and very little hop. Mouthfeel is full. Taste is light malt, vanilla, with a mild, boozy finish. Pretty tame brown ale, but overall pretty nice. b3shine (8873) - Indiana, USA - DEC 24, 2012
Draft to taster at Arcadia. Looks solid; a semi-transparent brown with light beige lacing. Smells semi-sweet, malty, and a little nutty. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. An alright example of the style. EtTuCthulhu (1391) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - DEC 10, 2012
nuts, earthy, leaves, red-brown, cloudy, white foam, umami, light sweetness, light body, thin feel, soft carbonation, BrownALEx (459) - Portland, Michigan, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Brown in color, nutty aroma. Good malt taste with a caramel and nut finish. Well balanced beer. Great mouthfeel. Good interpitation of the style. bwa5879 (942) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Dark walnut brown pour with quarter inch beige head. Sweet strong Carmel corn malt scent, subtle cola or licorice aroma as well. Bitter taste initially, then medium roasted carmel flavors come. Finish is sour and leaves a flavor similar to malt pancakes or waffles. Nice medium bodied brown ale, one of my favorites for the style.
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