sblair (37) - SD, California, USA - AUG 24, 2007
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On Tap Hamiltons. The best nutbrown made. Rich viscosity with a deep hazelnut brown. Rich head and full bodied. flavors/aromas of hazelnut, toasted malt and lightly very lightly chocolate.
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - JUL 14, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Stone Brewery. Aroma was toasted malt, chocolate malt, and smokiness. Pretty good brown ale, but more of a hybrid with a smoked beer or something.
alexanderj (3407) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JUL 14, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at stone; poured a brownish color with off white head. Aroma was of toasted/roasted malt, caramel/toffee and chocolate. Flavor was about the same. Good for style, but not great overall.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JUN 17, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Stone - Pours a clear deep amber color with a small off white head. Light lacing. Aroma is toasted malt and light toffee. Flavor is a light nutty chocolate and toasted malt. Light to medium body. A very nice, easy drinking Brown.
JohnnyJ (4911) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 3, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown with a good off-white head. Aroma of nuts, chocolate, and malt. Flavors roasted nutty malt, chocolate, coffee, and a slight bit of hops. Very good brown ale.
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - MAY 28, 2007
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft- Let me just say that I loved this beer more than the whole rest of the flight I enjoyed at the brewery, aside from the Horny Devil. Yes, it is not a "big beer", and it does not weigh in at over 6 percent. But, in terms of drinkability, it is incredible. Super chocolate, roasty, coffee smoothness, balanced by some noble English hops. I got a growler of the Oln Numbskull while at the brewery. If I had to do it over again, i would grab this, and I HATE brown ales.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAY 26, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft from the tasting bar @ AleSmith. Brown in the glass with a off-white head. Sweet malty aroma. The flavor finds chocolate, nut, roast, and a slight espresso. Medium body. A very decent brown.
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 22, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another great beer from Alesmith. Iíve had this numerous times on draft - a great go to beer if in the mood for something a bit lighter and refreshing. Pours a nice soft brown with off white head. Soft carbonation and nice lacing. Overall, a nicely balanced beer with a fully equiped malty background. Nice nutty-chocolate brown ale! One of the better ones iíve ever tasted.
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - MAY 21, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with thin white head. Slighty sweet malty , roasty flavor. Thin on the palate. Pleasant but not too complex.
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 16, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Stone. Good deep brown color, faint sweet malt aroma, good roastiness and nut flavor with a slightly bitter/sweet finish.