Sammy (11069) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown ales are mostly not an exciting category, and this one on-tap at the brewery is no exception. It was however beter than average for the style because of its rich malt and creamy mouthfeel. Too sweet. Light brown colour with creamy head. It looks like its on nitro, which it is not.
rubbishystuff (2293) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2015 From some store in Kohler. Very smooth and creamy brown ale. Sweet, not very roasted. Slippery mouthfeel. Nice. Serving: Bottle
andyhwcinc (1820) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Purchased at Breeze Thru Liquors in MIlwaukee, WI; enjoyed on the Labor Day weekend watching baseball after a long run, feeling good. Appearance a murky caramel brown with copious small yeasties and a thin white head that rims around the glass. Aroma is nutty with apparent caramel, slightly floral as well, somewhat unique. Taste is definitely nutty, nice malty finish, not too carbonated, also very slightly floral, medium body. Another good one from this great brewery.
arminjewell (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear reddish with off white head, aroma has notes of nuts, caramel, earth, spice, chocolate hints with more of a cocoa powder, some slight grass and biscuit. Taste has notes of lots of almond, hazelnut notes, some caramel, toffee, slight notes of earth and spice, finishing slightly dry. Nice brew.
burg326 (5266) - Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a dark browwn/amberish color from a 12 ounce bottle. Aromas of caramel, biscuits, hops, and nuts. Flavors match aroma, but has a surprise of a hint of tobacco. Bleneded nicely with each other.
Tmoney99 (13336) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sample. Poured a clear brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate toasted sweet malt and nuts aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium nutty sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Good drinkable beer.
nickd717 (4113) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Sugar Maple in Milwaukee. Medium brown in color, fairly clear with a light beige head. The aroma is nice and nutty, pretty spot-on for what I expect of this style. Great complex nut flavor, with hazelnuts and chestnuts standing out along with a good toffee presence. Medium-bodied with a decently smooth mouthfeel. Overall very good for the style.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from Steve’s Liquor and More in Madison, WI. Pours a cloudy, brown-amber tinted body with a finger-width, dense and frothy, beige head that dissipates slowly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is caramel and nuts with a light cocoa, sour grain, a light toasty biscuit, and some floral hops. Flavor is similar. Thin caramels and nuts up front with some floral hops and grains without the sourness that I detected in the aroma. A light cocoa and toast grows slightly towards the end before this finishes dry, somewhat thin, and nutty with a light bitterness and hint of roast. Medium length aftertaste following a light body and moderate carbonation. Overall, a decent brown ale. Has some nice nutty, cocoa, and toasty flavors, but a bit thin and grainy without any remarkable qualities. Okay.
bpreo (2496) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 23, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hey, not bad. I drank a bottle of this beer only an hour or two ago, and I can’t remember a thing about it. So, apparently, not too good either.
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 20, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Deep caramel, not too dark for a brown, thin sudsy off-white head, sparce lacing. Nutty nose, slightly bready and malty. Smooth on the tongue, malty, slight hint of tobacco in there which was a little unexpected. Getting some really fresh woody notes, its very very minor but its there. Moderate body and mouthfeel. Low bitterness is what I like about this Nut Brown. Malty, nutty, with some tobacco and very very faint woodiness. Decent stuff!