RATINGS: 428   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
We begin with a custom mixture of dark and roasted barley malts, then we add the choicest hops. The resulting ale has a dark chestnut color and a deep nutty flavor. Brewed specially for Trader Joe’s.

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2.8
TomDecapolis (4636) - Milton, Delaware, USA - DEC 21, 2006
Thanks to TomGibson. Pours a darker brown with an amber hue and small bubbly off white head. Aroma was nutty, toasty, malty sweatness. Flavor was toasty malts, some stail coffee and kind of watery.

4.1
onetruequire (3) - USA - DEC 15, 2006 does not count
Very good beer. Tastes wonderful, goes down smooth. Doesn’t smell all that great. To me, it tastes like a mix between Fat Tire and Guinness.

3.3
Headbanger (4022) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2006
12oz bottle- An aroma of roasted malt, coffe, and caramel with a little roasted nuts on a deep mahogany body with an off white head that dissipates quickly. Has a taste of roasted malt, coffe, caramel, and nut flavors. Good tsting beer.

3.4
undsioux7 (872) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - DEC 8, 2006
Pours a dark brown with a small tan head. Nice looking. Aroma is very pleasant with a nice roasted nuts and caramel. Too bad the taste doesn’t hold up to the aroma. Thin palete with the taste the same as the aroma but feels watered down, with a little astrigent bite at the end.

3.5
Braudog (6900) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2006
Bottle found at Trader Joe’s Poured pitch black with a pretty big bubbly head. Verrrrry nice roasty aroma, among the roastiest (is that a word?) I remember. Follows thru with a nice smoky, sitting by the fireplace, nutty flavor. Way too light in body, and the excitement wanes after a swallow or two, but this is a nice roasty, toasty beer when you want one for a session.

3.3
IrishBoy (4254) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 2, 2006
Bottle from Traders Joes and Derrick! Nose of roasty malts with a tiny smoke hint; clear brown with a small tan head; flavor of taosty malt, faint coffee notes, and a tiny hop finish!

3.4
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - NOV 10, 2006
Dark brown – stark white thin head – nose of mocha , malt , molasses , and slight milk chocolate – tastes are milk chocolate , nutty , malt , slight smoky / roasted character - creamy , silky body - aftertaste sweet chocolate slightly bitter baking chocolate

2.2
bitterpeanut (15) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 25, 2006
Poured from a 12oz bottle with a screw-top. What, this is from Goose Island? Nowhere on this bottle does it mention goose island, it says it is from “Black Toad Brewing Co.” Hmm, always makes me wonder when a brewer “creates” a new “brewing company”. Anyway, onwards... Aroma has a very strong roasted chocolate note that masks other aromas. It pours a dark reddish-brown with an aggressive pour to get a good head on it. The flavor is...hollow...attacks the nose. A fair amount of bitterness is realized after two or three seconds when the nose effect wears off. Disappointed.

2.9
dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2006
Black, with a thick tan head. Major caramel aroma. Medium body, with a sweet, sweet taste. Needs some hops.

3.1
locarboy (129) - USA - SEP 16, 2006
Poured without a head...maybe it was my glass. Nice roasted flavor. Well balanced. Not enough mouth feel. Still a good beer and maybe something someone who is starting to get into dark beers might appreciate. Better than any dark or amber something or other from AB. At under $5 it doesn’t disappoint.


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