jercraigs (10556) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 17, 2005
Bottle. I have been intrigued to try this one just because of the name which I think is quite cool. Dark brown - mahogany body, with a decent sized off white head. (3+) Dominant yet restrained roasty aroma with mild chocolate and malt undertones. Flavour is moderately roasty again, with the chocolate slightly more prominent in the flavour. Mild nuttiness throughout becomes more distinct and more clearly hazelnut in the finish. Medium bodied palate. I am suitably impressed, quite yummy. Thanks for the trade JPDIPSO. KimJohansen (10509) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2008
Clear dark amber with mediu beige head. Sweet aroma with nuts and roasted malt. Sweet flavour with nougat, nuts, chocolate and toasted malt. Sweet finish. alexsdad06 (10473) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - MAY 19, 2007
Bottle. Pours a clear brown color with a small tan head that much like a thief in the night leaves no trace behind. The aroma contained roasted malts with a hint of caramel sweetness. I get much of the same with the flavor. Roasted malts, caramel, and just enough bitterness not to make this beer too one dimensional. Not a bad brown ale. One left until my next package from Wisconsin. phaleslu (10327) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2010
12 oz. bottle from the brewery. Pours a clear amber-brown color with virtually no head. Aroma of nuts, brown sugar, caramel malts, barley, and toast. Flavor of nuts, brown sugar, caramel malts, barley malts, toast, bread, and mineral notes. Light-bodied, with minimal carbonation and a really light mouthfeel. This is pretty weak for a brown ale. It isn’t bad for a beer you’d drink a ton of in one night, but for a brown ale, it doesn’t do much. marcus (10326) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 5, 2010
From bottle at Davis Beerfest 2010. Pours brown with a green tinge and a thick off-white head. The aroma is nutty, and so is the flavor, with a dry bitter finish.
sebletitje (10089) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 9, 2009
courtesy of abents.
Pours amber with off white head.
Aroma is malty with light hazelnut nose, light hops with some esters.
Taste toasted malts, nutty mouthfeel. Overall finish has good notes of the hazelnuts but also some hints of chocoltae and caramel.
Possible ester palate with some faint fruity notes of dark fruits/pear in the after taste.
At 5.5% this is an amazing brew, very drinkable. GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 11, 2011
355mL. Pour is exquisite for what I was expecting to be a pretty dull, boring beer. A clear, deep amber brown body is topped with a thick, fluffy, coffee tan head with excellent retention and big time lace. Pretty much the best you can ask for in a brown ale. Aroma at first is metallic but moves thankfully to black cherries and husky caramel malt and cinnamon. Taste is rich, creamy, lots of coffee cake, full bodied without a sugar presence. Slight bitterness adds balance and sharpness. Even a bit of spicy alcohol and coconut peeks through to make this feel richer than 5.5% would suggest. Mouthfeel is perfection. For session brown ale, this is a gold medalist. arminjewell (9688) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 15, 2010
Pours brown with eggshell white head, aroma is light molasses, oat, roasted malt, and a touch of hops. Taste is some light floral hops, leading into molasses, roast, and a slightly dry bitter finish. Very nice, tasty, and very sessionable. DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2012
12oz bottle, thanks to Jay. Good nutty and chocolate aroma. Hint of olive bread. Soft moderate carbonation. Medium body. Light bitter, sweet taste. Clear brown color. No head. Solid brown ale, good to enjoy with lunch JoeMcPhee (9427) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2009
Amber pour with a thin white head. The aroma is quite lovely. Soft sweet toasted malts with a very fresh bready quality. A faint kiss of cocoa on the back. Quite fresh tasting with a nice sweet malt complexity. Faint toast malt flavour. Light aroma and a kiss of lightly roasted coffee. It’s fairly sweet up front but with a nice rounded roasty finish on the back. There is a kiss of spice and enough complexity to keep me interested. More amber than brown, but the beer itself is well-made and pretty tasty.