Schroppfy (2362) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2006
I would like to age this unfiltered gem of a beer. Sent from the Cellar of Gondor. More nutty than many Browns, and by this I mean there is an underlying sweetness to add to the distinctive nut aromas. I think the hoppiness (spices, flowery tips of spices like a muted and petaly pepper) of this makes it a little thin on the palate. There’s some iron in the flavors, too. Interesting mix. A good beer, but on the nuttier brown side, just so ya know. deadguy (42) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 30, 2006
Bottles "trucked" in from Wisconsin from a friend.antisnobJP (274) - St. Michael, Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2006
Nose of fresh sweet bread. Red amber body with a thin white head with light lacing. Initial taste is malts with hints of roasted nuts and a nice crisp, sharp hop taste - Amazing crispness for a brown ale. Nice balance of malts and hops. After taste is a nice subtle hazlenut.
Bottle. Chestnut colored with a small finely bubbled off white head.
Smells like...well.. roasted nuts, of course. Sorry for not being more creative. Slight hop note in nose, but no fruitiness. Tastes so much like there is hazelnut extract in there somewhere, but there isn’t. Amazing what quality toasted malts can do. Just a slight hint of fruitiness in the flavor. Slight sweetness doesn’t linger past the dry roast finish. Good hop balance. Good stuff. LePoopie (151) - Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 22, 2006
Nice nutty aroma. Decent brown color with an off-white head. Has a wonderful nutty flavor to it. Decent body and carbonation. Overall, this is a good ale. qdog (201) - Cleveland, Mississippi, USA - JAN 21, 2006
Bottle, amber in color, small head with minimal lacing, nice aroma of roasted malt, follows through in the taste.
malachi (62) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2006
Golden amber pour. Lively carbonation. Slight walnut/hop mix aroma. Smooth nutty flavor, but a burned/roasted nut finish grows. No real strong hop presence. Probably woudn’t have again, but a good drinkable ale. RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2006
This beer offers an aroma that resembles roasted hazel nuts. It is a caramel brown color that has a decent head. This beer enters the mouth heavy yet smooth. It has a mild bitter nutty taste that lingers well. JohnnyOS (646) - Golden, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2005
Pours a dark toasted amber color with a slight amount of white head. Thin aroma of roasted malt and citrus. Body is a bit thin, and the taste is very similar to the aroma.
It was OK. frisbe60 (14) - Spring Green, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2005
From the bottle. Good aroma of lightly roasted malt. Clear amber color. Head is of average size bubbles with little lace. Flavor is slightly thin. Not as flavorful as I hoped. brewblackhole (1587) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2005
Carmel nut aroma, amberish colr small head slightly fruity carmel malt taste,little bitterness in back. highly charged carbonation the disapates quickly. Another fine drinkable beer in a style that has brought forth 4 or 5 good ones this year