Gnarly Brown - MadTree Brewing
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Ratings: 96 | Reviews: 14 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by DavoleBomb:
3.79/5 rDev -3.8%
Poured into a perfect pint.
4.5 A: Deep amber brown color. Two and a half fingers of frothy/creamy tan head. Retention is good and lots of lacing is left.
3.75 S: Big toastiness in this right from the start. Dry nuttiness with hints of caramel and ash. Light earthy hoppiness. Quite nice.
3.75 T: Like the nose, this is on the drier side. Lots of nuttiness and toastiness. Dry cacao notes with slight caramel.
3.75 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Light creaminess and super smooth.
3.75 D: Pretty good well rounded brew.
04-08-2014 23:39:00 | More by DavoleBomb
More User Reviews:
5/5 rDev +26.9%
This is one of the best beers in Cincinnati. It is full flavored and has a beautiful dark color. This beer makes the perfect gift for an out of town friend. I recommended stopping by the brewery and filling up a growler to take home. Madtree has an exceptional selection. I celebrate this brewery's entire line-up.
11-25-2013 23:46:05 | More by crewfish
3.23/5 rDev -18%
Much thanks to Ricardo for getting me this brew!
A: Very dark brown with a full coffee and cream head.
S: Floury and bready. There is a slight spice note with perhaps a touch of raisin or brown sugar.
T: Tasty, with dark bread, toffee and perhaps a tiny hint of black tea. There is a strong bitterness in the finish, with a touch of an earthy flavor.
M: Medium in body, the carbonation seems really high. The finish is dry.. very dry. The finish seems strange, long lasting bitterness and dryness takes away from the brew.
O: Overall good, but the mouthfeel throws it a bit out of whack.
09-22-2013 23:31:53 | More by Beejay
4.13/5 rDev +4.8%
12 FL. OZ. can
Served in a perfect pint glass
A - It pours brown with amber highlights. It is capped with an inch of tan head that quickly dissipates.
S - It has a great nutty, earthy chocolate aroma. It is very aromatic.
T - It has a robust, nutty taste to start. Then some milk chocolate flavor comes in for the finish.
M - Medium leaning towards full.
O - This is a great brown ale. The flavors and aromas are fantastic. I have become a huge MadTree fan and cannot wait for it to enter the northern Ohio market.
05-18-2014 18:48:29 | More by buschbeer
3.98/5 rDev +1%
On-tap at Parkers Blue Ash Tavern, Cincinnati, OH
A: The beer is clear very dark amber in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high thin head covering the surface that died down, consistently leaving a thin head and lots of lacy rings of bubbles 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 taste is dominated by flavors of nutty malts. Neither sweetness nor bitterness are perceptible.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a bold brown ale that delivers lots of nutty aromas and flavors. This would pair really well with a burger.
12-26-2013 22:56:43 | More by metter98
4.06/5 rDev +3%
A: Deep brown color with an off white, almost light brown two finger head.
S: Wow! aroma is really coming off this thing, i could smell it a mile away. Brown sugar, molasses, a deep vanilla, a milk chocolate malt and a hint of roast. smells seriously awesome.
T: That brown sugar really shines at the front of the tongue. there is a nutty, walnut quality on the end with a dry finish. i'm also picking up a little fig, yeast and burn toast quality. a touch of coffee in the middle as well. very enjoyable.
M: this is perfectly carbonated with a wonderfully dry finish that lingers a bit. its light and you dont taste that 7% at all.
O: I didn't expect to like this beer as much as i did! there is a nut brown ale and porter quality to it and there is alot going on. I think the smell is my favorite part of this beer, it just explodes right off the bat into your face! will definitely be picking up more of this! 89
05-14-2013 01:46:35 | More by schwemjw
Gnarly Brown from MadTree Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.