brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 20, 2013
On tap @ Stateline Brewing. Dark brown pour with a tan head. Aromas of toasted nuts, roasted malt, chocolate, and brown sugar. A touch of herbal hops. Decent sweetness to the flavor. Molasses, chocolate, and brown sugar. Some toasted nuts, roast, and a bit of coffee. Light bitterness on the finish. hamilton23 (619) - Alpine, California, USA - JUL 23, 2013
Poured from 22oz bottle. Pours very dark brown with very little head. Aroma is light coffee, roasted malt and a bit of dark chocolate. Taste follows with a fair amount of roast. beertholomeus (1813) - California, USA - JUL 18, 2013
Pours a dark brown, almost black color with a thin tan head. Nut, coffee, caramel, chocolate and roasted malt aromas. Coffee, chocolate, nut, toffee and malt flavors. The body is a little bit too thin for the flavor. Roasted malt finish. Was expecting a bit more from this beer. batneil (719) - - JUN 19, 2013
Very dark brown, almost black in appearance. Distinct nutty taste as expected. Not something to drink a lot of. nellycale (213) - Caledonia, Minnesota, USA - JUN 5, 2013
Poured from a bottle. Pours rich dark with brownish white head. Aroma is roasted with coffee, licorice and cocoa – mouthfeels like a stout but not sweet or hoppy. Flavor has nuts, roastiness and coffee – feels like a brown ale. Mix between brown ale and porter. Really pleasant.
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badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Bottle. Black with a fizzy tan head. Nice rich coffee, chocolate, and roasted grain aroma and taste with some good nutty notes and a pleasant caramel presence. Thick bright and velvety palate with a roasty finish. Good. larryLSB (533) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - MAY 11, 2013
12 oz bottle, thanks to Jim D. Poured an almost dark brown with a medium tan head.Roasty, malty nose, with a hint of bittersweet chocolate. Sweet taste, with an underlying bitterness. Dry finish. SDalkoholic (2393) - Linda Vista, California, USA - APR 22, 2013
Bottle from South Bay Liquor: Poured a medium leather brown that showed plenty of transparency around the edges of my English pint glass while a nearly opaque brown filled the dead center of the liquid. Aroma is rich with lightly toasted malts that deliver on a bold fragrant smell of assorted roasted nuts. The flavor is rich and sweet with malts and promises on the flavors of both nut brown ale and porter and serves as an interesting hybrid combination. Nice price for a bomber which is why I didn’t hesitate to pick it up and buy now rather than months later from now when the beer has clearly expired—ewwww. Good thing I caught this while it was somewhat fresh on the shelf because I have serious doubts in regards to its aging life. vvesside (256) - California, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Tasty beer. Nutty brown ale with a little alcohol to it. Pours dark with minimal head and lacing.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Fatehunter (2567) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JAN 20, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2017 A thin head, on a deep, dark brown body.
The aroma is a wonderful roasted malt, a little dark chocolate and a metallic smell.
The taste is moderate bitterness balanced well with the roasted malt and chocolate sweetness.
A fairly crisp texture, moderate carbonation and medium body.
A delicious beer.