Attic & Eaves Toasted Brown Ale - Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
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4.5/5 rDev +9.5%
Deep dark brown with a big off white fluffy creamy head. A bit of lace and retention. Big roasted malt and dark chocolate. Some wood and booze and coffee. This is a serious brown ale. Has many qualities of a stout. Big flavor and full body. The malt profile is unique and super tasty. Smooth and creamy. Delicious stuff. Shines at room temperature. This is borderline stout or porter. Amazing beer.
05-25-2013 20:37:34 | More by Gatch
4.25/5 rDev +3.4%
A - Pours a dark brown, no light is getting through here. Has a light tan head to go with it.
S - Very toasty and nutty. Hints of dark chocolate and coffee.
T - Very tasty! Hits you with some rich dark chocolate, roasted malts about, light brown sugar and ends in a bitter coffee finish.
M - Medium bodied/carbonation and smell/velvety with a wet finish. Hints of abv peak through where one can feel it.
O - Excellent beer that ups the style a notch.
05-11-2013 18:21:39 | More by cvm4
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
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
4.43/5 rDev +7.8%
Poured into a large snifter glass. The beer pours clear dark brown, but turns opaque as it collects in the glass. There's a thick, creamy tan head and visible tiny bubbles rising along the side of the glass. The beer smells like a typical brown ale with dark roasted malt, nuts, chocolate, and some woodiness from the hops. I don't get any alcohol in the scent. The flavor up front is nice and roasty with chocolate and nuts. Then the bitterness lingers in the back end of the mouth. There's some nice woodiness or perhaps pecan shell sort of flavor. The mild malty sweetness is well balanced by the back end hop bitterness. The body is medium to full with moderate carbonation. The beer is slick and the alcohol provides a nice warming effect even though it is only mildly detectable in the flavor. This beer drinks pretty well for a 7.5% ABV beer. This is an excellent beer.
03-12-2013 02:34:37 | More by acevenom
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
3.95/5 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
Attic & Eaves Toasted Brown Ale from Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
91 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.