barenada (211) - Georgetown, Indiana, USA - AUG 10, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(draft) A nice malty brown ale. Very pretty lacing. There was a bit of a coffee overtone that I could have done without. Quite good though.
SuIIy (1984) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 8, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft near fenway. Smells like fresh peanutbrittle and some caramel. Pours a woody brown color with a nice off white head. Head recedes fairly quickly to lieave a small fizzy film. Flavor is nuts, woods, and sweet malts.
KariCupcake (214) - Lenox, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 28, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had at the Beer Works by Haymarket. Smells good! Pretty red brown color. Tastes like a yummy tootsie roll!
carlitos99 (184) - The Big Apple, USA - MAR 23, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I am a fan of nut brown ales and I think the folks at Beer works did a respectable job here. Nutty, chocolate, smooth, very drinkable.
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 13, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Fenway. Brown body, medium tan head. Light aroma of roasted malts, coffee. I too found this (and some of their other brews) watered down, but this one more so than others. There’s some nuts here, moderate sweetness, but more or less just a bland brown ale.
ericnixon (737) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 19, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Fenway location. Nice dark brown color with some very light choco-coffee-ness in the aroma. Good nutty malty flavor, but it seemed a little watered down. Wish the flavor was a little more distinct.
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 15, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
It was okay, very dark in color like a smokey porter. Definite nut overtones, but also a note of unpleasantness to it that’s hard to define. I would shy from drinking this in rounds.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 5, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap in Salem, labeled Derby St. Nut Brown Ale. Red brown color with a thin tan head. Slightly roasted sweet aroma, thin body and watery taste.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 5, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ruby,light brown in color with a small off-white head.Nutty,chocolate,roasted malt aroma.Nutty,malty with a sweetness that covers the tongue.
ravidesai (940) - Bombay, INDIA - JUN 5, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
rather dark for a brown, bready aroma.
malty taste witha slight sweet nutty character. enough hops to counter the sweetness