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

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Ratings: 85
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 8.52%
Wants: 9
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
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:
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.

(Beer added by: PeterIngemi on 11-11-2012)
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Ratings: 85 | Reviews: 16 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

cj5y, Oct 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

dsm45, Sep 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

scxcrunner, Aug 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

DrunkinYogi, Aug 20, 2013
Photo of Immortale25
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

Immortale25, Aug 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Kevincredible, Aug 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

PEIhop, Aug 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

petermethot, Jul 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

claspada, Jul 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

JamesStreet, Jul 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

PopGun, Jul 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

dphillips, Jul 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

dookiebrown, Jun 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

IndyDad, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of Gatch
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Gatch, May 25, 2013
Photo of cvm4
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

cvm4, May 11, 2013
Photo of Dope
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Dope, Apr 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

nmann08, Apr 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

tbryan5, Apr 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

tlang803, Mar 25, 2013
Photo of VelvetExtract
3.89/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 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.

VelvetExtract, Mar 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

jwps214, Mar 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Texasfan549, Mar 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

kjkinsey, Mar 14, 2013
Photo of acevenom
4.43/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

acevenom, Mar 12, 2013
Attic & Eaves Toasted Brown Ale from Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
91 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.