arondee (598) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 22, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours pitch black with a nice white head and good lacing. Aroma is chocolate malt, nuts, and toast. The taste is nutty, slightly dry and sweet. Very balanced. Not too rich, not too thin, just about perfect. Delicious!
rondphoto (3031) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - OCT 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle @ Jungle Jim’s / Eastgate OH --- Clear mahogany brown color, Over-anxious four finger beige head that is slow to recede, heavy lace cobwebs. Taste is solid malt that becomes sweeter as it hits a medium carbonated swallow, adding nuts and chocolate before a lightly hopped finish. Well-balanced and complex. Huge brew for a 5% abv. Recommended.
rouhlas (1475) - GREECE - SEP 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle. Brown color with light beige head. Malty aroma, caramel, bread, some dusty coffee notes, light fruity. Sweet and bitter taste. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.
ilovedarkbeer (2503) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a mahogany color with a creamy off white head. Notes of roasted nuts, milk chocolate, earth hops, toffee, and cocoa crispies. Medium weight mouthfeel.
Echon (97) - Århus, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Studenterbaren. Dark brown body. Fruity aroma. Medium sweet taste with light bitterness. A bit on the thin side. Medium body with very fizzy carbonation. I had higher expectations for this simply because it comes from AleSmith. The carbonation almost ruined it for me - whenever I had a sip, it all turned to foam in my mouth. Not very drinkable.
Nuffield (3900) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 31, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Roasted, nutty, easy drinking; decent color and appearance. A good representation of the style and distinctive in its own way. (at 2015 Summer Beer Dabbler, St. Paul, MN)
emartell (295) - Zapopan, Jalisco, MEXICO - AUG 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aromas a nuez, caramelo, en menor proporción malta tostada y ligeramente frutos rojos.
Cuerpo redondo, color café con destellos rojizos, carbonatacion media y corona de espuma media con ligera retención.
En boca nuez, caramelo y malta.
Al paladar se integran bien los sabores de la nuez y el caramelo, se percibe maltosa y las notas tostadas se detectan en el retrogusto.
En general una buena cerveza, no empalagosa y fácil de beber
DCLawyer (1941) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber->dimpled mug. Dark brown with huge frothy beige head. A: heavy nuts and malts, bread. T: roasted malt, nuts, caramel, cereal. Some lingering bitterness. Decent.
jdjuice (472) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - AUG 30, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Probably the most impressive to me of Alesmith’s standard IPA, XPA, ESB, and Nut Brown lineup. Really well executed use of malts to get a complex balance of grains, roastiness, biscuit, bread, faint chocolate, nuttiness, etc., that is exceedingly easy to drink but also has a good heft to it.
23Skidoo (40) - SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled Mar. 2014. Supposedly doesn’t improve with age, but doesn’t feel like it degraded either. Great aroma: caramel, nuts (yes!), toffee, hints of coffee. Light, but not watery. Velvety mouthfeel. Moderate lingering bitterness, just enough. Very good, will be a new benchmark for the style for me.
Towey1989 (802) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at The London Craft Beer Festival. Pours a clear chestnut brown colour with a fizzy tan head. Aroma of toasty malts, nuts, caramel, slight vanilla, subtle toffee, and some spicy, earthy hops. Taste of toasty, roasted malts, nuts, caramel, some vanilla fudge and slight earthy hops. Medium bodied and moderate carbonation. A bittersweet, toffee, nut, slight earthy hop bitterness in the finish. Such a smooth, malty beer with a nice earthy bitterness to balance it out. The best American brown ale I’ve had so far.