hopdog (12510) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2015
12oz bottle. Poured a brown color with an off white head. This one, for me, was all about the spices. Caramel and some nuttiness in there too, but way too much spices for me. MadRobin (2988) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Poured from 12 oz. bottle.
Opaque black-brown with a small khaki head and very good lacing.
Aroma of nuts, caramel, cinnamon, vanilla cola and nutmeg.
Taste of nuts, caramel, cinnamon, vanilla, cola, chocolate and nutmeg.
Medium body and medium/high carbonization.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Patrickctenchi (6588) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 7, 2015
Cloudy, red-brown with a small beige head.
Nutty, caramel aroma....light nutmeg.
Taste is a little cola, caramel malt, nuts.
Rich, creamy, nutty...
Very pleasant and sweet. weihenweizen (3826) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle poured into an English pint glass. Clear copper with small off-white head. Aroma is rich nuts, medium body, medium/low carbonation, and pretty good small-bubble lacing. Taste is slightly rich nuts, caramel malt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and lactose. The nuts and lactose don’t completely meld for me, but still pretty good. shrubber85 (11408) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle. Nutty herbal pine and caramel malt aroma. Cloudy brown with small head. Sweet nutty caramel malt and lightly bitter pine flavor. Light body. Nice balance - not overly spiced.
jsquire (4489) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Deep amber color with a short lived beige head. Nose of some spice and an real artificial vanilla. This tastes of some cinnamon and spice but mostly I get a big wave of what I process as artificial vanilla flavoring. It is a bit off putting. LetsGoState (886) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Aroma is small brown head with dark brown color. Aroma is sweet malts. Taste is a little nutty, but not strong. Overall not the greatest. Beerman6686 (6607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2014
This poured a brown color with a white head. Aroma of.nutmeg cinnamon and caramel. Flavor similar, some dark fruit but just too sweet for my liking
Darkmagus82 (2302) - - OCT 5, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 12-18-13-
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – The beer is served a deep brown color with a one finger of tan colored head. The head fades relatively quickly leaving only a trace level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is heavies of a big sweet vanilla and chocolate smell. Mixed with these are some roasted malt aromas with a good deal of nutty aromas mixed within. Overall it has a delicious sweet chocolate bar smell overall
Taste – The taste begins with a moderately strong roasted malt flavor with a sweetness of caramel and a light vanilla mixed in. As the flavor advances, some chocolate begins coming to the tongue. It starts out of a sweeter milk chocolate flavor with it transitioning to a more semi-sweet flavor later on. A nutty flavor starts developing more in the middle of the taste, starting out of a lightly roasted almond flavor and becoming slightly more bitter and potent as the flavor moves to the end. With the advent of the chocolate and the nut that comes into the taste and takes it to its end, one is left with a still rather sweet, but nicely balanced chocolate and nutty flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel –The body of the beer is average in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is average as well. A little thicker of a body and lower carbonation level may have suited the brew slightly better, but overall it was rather decent.
Overall – A pretty easy drinking nut-brown ale with a good deal of a chocolate presence. Rather tasty overall. beastmaster (381) - Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Snifter Bottle with bmillsy. Cinnamon, red hots, malty, nutmeg aroma. Opaque mahogony color. Would go great with sugar on the rim.