Attic & Eaves Toasted Brown Ale - Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
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4.11/5 rDev 0%
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.
06-02-2014 03:03:55 | More by metter98
3.95/5 rDev -3.9%
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.
12-08-2012 00:57:35 | More by jlindros
3.83/5 rDev -6.8%
Clear, deep brown with a fluffy light brown cap. Good head retention, sticky lacing. Malty aroma, lots of roast and toffee, slight chocolate and burnt notes, faint hops -- very nice. Similar character in the flavour, but with moderate bitterness and slight tartness in the finish. Mild citrus was prominent up front and also lingered in the finish, earthy and slightly sweet overall. A bit of astringency was present, medium bodied, medium/low carbonation, decent texture. A good brown, quite enjoyable.
12-23-2013 16:19:07 | More by DrJay
4.05/5 rDev -1.5%
An opaque black brown color with a healthy light brown head and generous lacing. The aroma offers deep, sweet coffee with a hint of charcoal, very solid. The flavor follows with much more charcoal but it's nicely mellowed by nutty-chocolate malt. There's a toasted oatmeal edge and it's such a well blended brew with a wonderful, mildly full bodied, velvetty feel! Impressive.
12-30-2012 08:26:26 | More by Durge
3.89/5 rDev -5.4%
A-Pours a clear, yet dark brown with dark crimson tints. Head is big and fluffy. It maintains a good height and laces all over the glass.
S-Nutty and yeasty. There is a clear note of char as well. Some light roasty notes too. Mostly there is that nutty and yeasty combination.
T-The taste brings forth much more coffee with a nutty infusion. Almost like almond or hazelnut coffee. Really burnt toast. Light notes of chocolate with walnuts imbedded within. There is an underlying bitterness with minimal hop flavor as well.
M-Feels lighter than the relatively high ABV. Lighter in body; you won't mix this up with another style very easily(does have some Porter elements though).
O/D-A decent beer. The flavors are well placed but for some reason it did not resonate with me much. Good but not great, I will give Slumbrew some points for brewing a solid Brown Ale however. There needs to be more Browns.
03-22-2013 00:36:57 | More by VelvetExtract
4.1/5 rDev -0.2%
Bottled 11/20/12. 5 months old.
A: Pours a nice dark brown with a good sized and frothy light brown head. Head fades pretty slowly, nice head retention. Only little chunks of fluffy lacing here and there, pretty minimal.
S: Really nice. Loaded to the hilt with toasted malt and nuts. Like toasted bread crusts. Swear I get just a hint of piney hops too.
T: Strong toasted malt up front, bordering on burnt toast but not quite making it there. Nice strong nuttiness especially in the middle. Almost hazelnut-like....combined with the toasted malt it almost tastes like really mild hazelnut coffee sometimes. Finish has just a hint of pine along with the sweet nuttiness and even some chocolate. Maybe a touch of brown sugar. Lingering toast in the aftertaste, fairly bitter now that the sweetness has faded.
M: Medium bodied and smooth.
O: Nice brown ale. Strong, distinct flavors. This one is almost 6 months old so any hoppiness this may have had has faded. Will have to try this fresh sometime, right now it tastes more like an english brown ale (not that that is a bad thing). Either way it's still a tasty brown ale.
04-25-2013 03:30:36 | More by Dope
4.21/5 rDev +2.4%
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.
08-19-2013 01:56:29 | More by Immortale25
4.01/5 rDev -2.4%
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.
01-26-2014 00:30:44 | More by far333
Attic & Eaves Toasted Brown Ale from Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
91 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.