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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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21 Reviews
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Reviews: 21
Hads: 113
Avg: 4.05
pDev: 9.63%
Wants: 13
Gots: 20 | 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 by jlindros:
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3.95/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Wow, only 1 review for this beer... it's been out for a little while at least, well either way my turn.

Pours an off color creamy but bubbly 1 finger head that fades at a med to slower pace, nice lacing, over super dark molasses brown with barely any light able to sneak through its grasp.

Nose just erupts with toasted nuts, toasted breaded candied almonds, some walnuts or chestnuts, and pecans, all covered in some brown sugar, and toasted grains. Plenty of toasted malt aromas as well, brown malts, plenty of caramel, toffee, molasses, a little fluffy nougat, and even a hint of chocolate caramel candies, and just a hint of roast.

Taste comes on sweet, rich and lush. Sweet syrupy malt flavors dominate initially, with molasses, tons of brown sugar, caramel, a little toffee, etc. which is followed by the toasty malts again, light fluffy nougat, a light juicy malt, and even a hint of roast similarly to the nose. Chocolate comes through a little, more of a milk chocolate with some mild bitterness, and along with the loaded caramel, nougat, and nut flavors this is almost like an ice cream sundae. Speaking of nuts, plenty of them as well, all toasted nuts, pecans, almonds, and light overall nutty flavor, again doused in brown sugar. Caramelized candy, light creme brulee. Then later a bit of some earthy slightly grassy and spicy hops come through with some bitterness. The finish dries a little but remains somewhat sticky and syrupy, plenty of lingering toasted nuts, malts, caramel, brown sugar, molasses, little chocolate and nougat lingering, etc. The slightly spicy hops also come through a bit more on the finish.

Mouth is med to fuller bodied, rich and lush, little sticky, syrup, decent carb, slightest hint of warming booze that is mostly hidden in the sweet lush malts.

Overall nice, but a bit over the top for my tastes. The malts are very nice, great sweet flavors, caramel, brown sugar, molasses, etc, and nice nutty flavors, lots of toasty flavors which are also nice, and not to mention the hint of chocolate and roast really add a nice layer of complexity. The hops are a nice touch on the finish too. However, that being said, it's a bit too sweet and syrupy overall to be a great beer, but a nice dessert beer that goes well with the caramel bourbon pecan bread pudding I'm about to enjoy.

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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.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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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%
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2/5  rDev -50.6%

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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3.58/5  rDev -11.6%
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)
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