RATINGS: 433   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   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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3.1
brianprentiss (702) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 20, 2006
Fairly average offering, pours darker than an avg. brown ale so the commercial description might be more apt. The hops seems slightly out of balance in bitterness for a brown ale.

3.3
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 16, 2006
Bottle from Trader Joe’s in Chicago. Poured a lovely shade of chestnut brown with a creamy beige head (stuck around for a few minutes). Tasty aroma of caramel, brown sugar, and a hint of floral. Light-medium bodied on the palate and smooth. Flavor picked up some nuttiness as well as the aforementioned toasty darker malts. Somewhat tacky, sweet finish with a little bit of coffee. Certainly palatable, but not so exciting.

2.9
Panzuriel (2256) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2006
Murky dark brown liquid with a beige head that disappears quickly. Nose is malty and just a little creamy with hints of sweet caramel. Thinner than expected but still creamy. Taste is just a little toasty and malty. Nice balance.

4
garrison (812) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2006
From a twelve ounce bottle purchased at "Trader Joe’s" - It’s a fine, though a tad malty, schwarzbier.

3.7
hotstuff (5158) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 4, 2006
Bottle. Poured a small fizzy tan head that mostly diminished, poor lacing, transparent, carbonated, and an orange brown hue. Malty, caramel, chocolate, sweet, and a hint of cocoa. Sweet, malty, caramel, roasty, and some coffee in the flavor. Dry, smooth mouthfeel. Medium body.

3.6
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 15, 2006
This is alot like a really full bodied nut brown. some dark roastiness, some chocolate, honey roasted peanuts, hazelnuts, and just the slightest hint of coffee and molasses. Some bready fruit flavors are more present at it warms up. A interesting little beer.

3.2
TheBeerGod (6221) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2005
Bottle. Brackish deep brown. Nose is roasty and sweet and smells similar to Bit-O-Honey mixed with caramel. Taste is semi-sweet and has mild roastiness with caramel. Dark fruits, roasted malts, light coffee, roasted nuts, and a bit of molasses. Body is moderate and has some mild carbonation. Sometimes tingly. Finsihes with roasted malts and nuts, light coffee, molasses and cocoa. Not too bad at all.

3.2
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2005
fruity aroma (prunes, plums). brown color, slight brown head. a nutty flavor with fruity undertoens. surprisingly refreshing beer.

2.9
jackamackson (127) - USA - OCT 16, 2005
dark brown pour with a light head. roastymalt aroma. sweet caramel and roasty coffee flavors, not bad but i’m not feeling this one. somewhat sharp mouthfeel.

3.4
Tmoney99 (14479) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2005
Bottle from Trader Joe’s. Dark brown color with large head that diminished slowly. Moderate well balanced sweet aroma. Medium body. Moderate malt and nutty flavor with short sweet finish.


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