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Attic & Eaves Toasted Brown Ale - Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)

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Attic & Eaves Toasted Brown AleAttic & Eaves Toasted Brown Ale

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BA SCORE
89
very good

21 Reviews
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Reviews: 21
Hads: 113
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 5.43%
Wants: 12
Gots: 19 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: PeterIngemi on 11-11-2012

An autumn brown ale with distinctive toasty flavors from an assortment of roasted malts and grains. As a seasonal, limited release beer, its nutty characteristics offer a great companion to colder climate cuisine. A bright hop finish from Cascade and Fuggles balance the toasted grain notes to create a new expression of autumn brown ales.

Brewed with Toasted Buckwheat, Maris Otter, Victory, Brown and Chocolate malts. Balanced with a bright hop finish from Fuggles and Cascade.
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Reviews: 21 | Hads: 113
Reviews by Ego:
Photo of Ego
4.42/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

eyes...
a good ole fluffy 2 fingers if light tan foam, pretty much as dark as brown can get, light passing through certainly has its work cut out for it, thank goodness for GPS... the lacing is really nice leaving a historical record on the sides of the glass like some rock face in the great canyon or such, the head fades at a decent pace (kind of like my hairline) but never quite goes away, after all that verbosity this is simply a good looking brew.

nose...
strong sweet coffee flooded with some sweet ass molasses, cocoa powder, some kind of fall spice... nutmeg ? the aroma is strong and delicious

taste etc...
a nice medium thickness in the mouth, the flavors match the nose to a tee with a slight more emphasis on the lingering chocolate notes, there is some burnt flavor in there (if you like starbucks you would like this), the flavor is really full here, lots of bitter chocolate
notes, a good amount of sweetness, lingering notes all over the place.the carbonation is pretty slick, just enough to keep things going and it gets out of the way when the flavor train comes down the track.Each sip is an invite to the party, you just are compelled to have some more.

verdict?
delicious, wonderfully tasty beer, perfect for the season, not too heavy but with heft... not too boozy but has some punch. great brew. this brewery has certainly impressed me lately. (1,373 characters)

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Opaque mahogany colored with ruddy highlights. A light brown frothy head lingers long, and remains for the duration of the glass. Aroma of roasty malt, charred bark, cocoa, raisin and root beer.

RIch flavor of darkly roasted malt, cocoa, brown sugar, espresso, and raisin. Firm bitterness from roast malt, plus some floral understated hops. Full and rich mouthfeel. Really good beer. (384 characters)

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.92/5  rDev -3.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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2/5  rDev -50.6%

Lots of roast and very little else. Almost like a thin stout. Not my thing. (75 characters)

Photo of dd43
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is the most porter-like brown ale I've ever had. Pretty tasty stuff. Do not make the mistake of drinking this at fridge temp, it wants to be at least 10 degrees warmer than that to allow the roast, toasted nut and bitter chocolate notes to open up. (253 characters)

Photo of Immortale25
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Funky Buddha Brewery snifter. No freshness date.

A- Pours a dark brown color with a 1/2 inch tan head that retains well before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a half sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a thick ring behind.

S- Lovely aroma that's sweet and toasty with notes of milk chocolate, hazelnut and coffee. Slightly musty with a noticeable alcohol fume.

T- Enticing flavor that reminds me of peanut brittle. Quite complex too as milk chocolate, mild anise and a coffee aftertaste all make appearances. Alcohol is there but manages to mingle with the rest of the flavors nearly perfectly resulting in high drinkability.

M- Slightly creamy with mild carbonation and quite a full body for a brown ale.

O- I can see why this is Slumbrew's highest rated beer. Very tasty and intricate for a brown ale. A higher ABV and good sweetness are also big pluses. (914 characters)

Photo of metter98
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is very dark brown in color—closer inspection reveals that it is clear dark red when held up to a bright light. It poured with a quarter finger high light brown head that died down, leaving patches of bubbles that covered nearly the entire surface and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate to strong aromas of nutty malts are present in the nose.
T: Much like the smell, the overall taste is very nutty and also has some hints of roasted malts. No sweetness or toasted malt flavors are perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has to be the nuttiest brown ale I ever tried. Although the nutty flavors are very dominant, there seem to be a variety of different malts used that lends complex flavors of different nuts and makes things interesting. (845 characters)

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Attic & Eaves Toasted Brown Ale from Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
89 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.