shigadeyo (2959) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2009
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
9/05/2009: Madtown Nutbrown... Aroma: Caramelized sugar with a hint of butter/diacetyl. Appearance: Caramelized sugar color; dense and creamy beige head, thick lacing. Flavor: A little caramelized sugar, hints of butter/diacetyl, slightly earthy; a weird creaminess. Palate: Medium-bodied with a mellow and creamy mouthfeel. Overall: I don’t like it.
Draught at Ale Asylum in Madison, Wisconsin. Rating #59 for this beer.
nuplastikk (4090) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 4, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz shorty bottle. Murky orange-brown color. Minimal oily head. Very nice sweet nutty aroma. Medium bodied, very easy drinker. Complex brown malt tastes, spicily hopped in very balanced way. Some caramel sweetness along with a nutty richness. A very nicely done Brown Ale, too sessionable to win Ratebeer accolades, but a quality product all the way. Worth a try for those into the style.
triguy84 (235) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 3, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Claoudy brown, moderate off-white head. Sweet malty, nutty aroma, no hops. Moderate to light malt sweetness, nutty flavors, no hops. Medium-light body. RIght up there with Fat Tire.
madvike (2537) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 2, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ the Memorial Union on Lake Mendota - Pours dark brown with a creamy head. Smells nutty and lactic, with chocolate and cinammon notes. Num. Taste is smooth...waaaay smooth. There’s lactose, sweet mild malt, cinammon. There’s a touch of hops on the finish, but nothing that detracts from the malty sweetness. Feels great in the mouth, and would be a great beer to split a pitcher with a friend. Hey, that’s what i did.
drowland (5893) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 4, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had on tap at the brewpub. The beer was fine and good to drink, but relatively average.
beerwolf77 (42) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 28, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this on tap at the brewery.
It pours a dark brown color with a minimal head. The smell is malty with a nutty coffee tone. The taste is a mix of coffee and chocolate. Very malty and rich. It has a nice full mouthfeel. The carbonation is low so it goes down really smooth. I will be picking up a sixer of this next time out.
badgerben (4354) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 19, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky copper/orangeish color with a falling, medium head. Caramel, nutty, slightly buttery aroma. Malty flavor, but not outrageoulsy thick or deep. Lightly nutty, some biscuit. Dry, earthy hop finish.
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from a trade (cannot remember who-sorry!). Pours a dark brown with reddish highlights with thin off-white head. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of caramel, brown sugar, nuts, spice, brown sugar and some hints of nuts. Flavor is sweet and malty with notes of chocolate, caramel, brown sugar, light floral hops, hints of molasses and ripe dark fruit, Generally medium body with a pleasing malty finish. Nice ale.
TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
poured a lite brown and hazy with thin off white head aromas are of hazel nut and malts taste is off the same and sweet over all very tasty but light
EHGsean (28) - CANADA - MAY 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nutty, with coffee and caramel. Was consumed almost side-by-side with New Glarus Fat Squirrel. Although the Ale Asylum beer is distinctly smoother in palate, the Fat Squirrel has a greater depth of malt character.