chinchill (5025) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 7, 2013
Bottle from NH brewery dated 13 Dec. 2012 (bottled on) served in a snifter. Poured a clear reddish brown with a decent looking but short-lived tan head. Both spicy hops and malt evident in the attractive but weak nose, with a trace of fruitiness and notes of toasted grain, caramel and baked bread.
T - a good amount of toasted malt flavor, with spicy hops in the background that are probably responsible for the sensation of black pepper. Subtle flavors of roasted nuts and smoke. Faint hint of coffee in the semi-dry finish.
Lively feel, suggesting that there’s more carbonation in this than it appears. The body is medium, leaning towards thin.
O - a slightly hoppy and lively brown ale. JDBaker11058 (2223) - Maryland, USA - MAY 1, 2013
Appearance: clear cola brown, with russet highlights, a quickly fading fizzy light beige head, and minimal lacing. Aroma: lightly toasted malts, caramel, graham cracker, with a hint of leather and wood. Taste: a bit nutty, rather sweet, with surprisingly crisp, almost lagery toast character accentuated by light molasses and cola. Finish: clean, crisp, and slightly sweet, with lingering toast and light nutty character. Notes: There is minimal hop presence to this beer, and it’s very light in body. Nevertheless, the sweet, restrained toasty and nutty malt notes were enjoyable.
BigHoss (171) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2013
From a 12oz bottle, poured red brown color with a med light brown head. I smell caramel, chocolate and some light coffee. I taste all of the same with some dark fruits. Great drinking Ale. Bif (2246) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - AUG 14, 2013
On tap. Served a dark mahogany color with a nice head that fades to nice lacing. Aroma of malt, caramel sweetness and bit of chocolate. Taste of roasted malt, caramel sweetness, some nut and bit of chocolate. Mild bitterness and a finish the is quite dry. Medium body, smooth and somewhat creamy. Has a decent balance. Nice beer for the style but nothing too fancy. boFNjackson (4201) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 30, 2010
Bottle... Poured deep, amber/sorta brown with a thick, off-white head. Malty, nutty, caramel nose. A light bodied beer, easy drinking with a caramel-malt and nutty character. Finished short and clean with a mild hoppiness that stayed way in the back there.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - FEB 19, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours clear medium brown with a smallish beige head. Malty, caramel aroma with some biscuit. Malty flavor with light sweetness, also some light hop bitterness. Medium to light body with average carbonation and a bit of sweetness in the after taste. Overall fairly drinkable and good but a bit boring. Beerona97 (2399) - Washington, USA - MAY 29, 2010
Pours ruby amber with a thick frothy beige head. Aroma of caramel, biscuit, some nut. Taste is a bit dull but has biscuity sweet malt again. Nothing bad but nothing stands out. Medium light body, full soft carbonation. ThaJuggernaut (309) - Washington, USA - JAN 30, 2011
For a cheaper beer this is actually a great seasonal. Beer has a good full after taste. You can taste the caramelized hopps. Good beer on a cold day. Makes good head and pours ok Sleeper (91) - Washington, USA - MAR 7, 2011
Lots of cocoa in this one. I The finish is slightly sweet, very low bitterness. Just a middle of the road nut brown. jjuf1853 (1302) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2011
Draft at World of Beer (Carrollwood, FL). Pours a reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma of toasted nuts and sweet malt with a bit of caramel. Nice mixture of subtle spices in the flavor.