DarkElf (3050) - La Jolla, California, USA - MAY 7, 2006
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
(12 oz bottle: Obtained 25-Mar-06 in trade with Jonathan3584, thanks Jonathan!) Second try with this beer, and though not as obviously infected as the previous bottle, thereís still some odd, lightly sour funk going on here. Mild nuttiness and light roast are in danger of being overrun. Funky and lightly sour nose matches the flavor except that malty characteristics canít be picked out. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Medium-brown in color and fairly clear in appearance. The off-white head is quite lively on the pour, but once it settles to a quarter-inch in height, it shows phenomenal retention. There is no bottling date for this beer, but I give it another month or two and the growing infection would be a runaway train. Even now, itís not the least bit enjoyable.
MarkBarnes (394) - Waterville, New York, USA - APR 13, 2006
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Apr. 13, 2006; 12 oz. bottle
This has a weird, overripe fruit aroma I canít really warm up to. Sour taste with little to no hop presence. The bite is all sourness and no bitterness. A strange concoction indeed -- quite unlike other brown ales Iíve tried.
JPDIPSO (5124) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Rudy chestnut color with a taller dark canvas colored head. Something must be off in this one. This one has a mild scent of a mild kriek. Wood and mild cherries mix with a light dark caramel malt aroma. Not a bad aroma, but certainly not the aromas I am expecting from a nut brown ale. Mild roasted malt flavor intermingle with cask wood. Again not bad just nothing I would expect from a nut brown. Mild infection seems to be here, but none of the other signs appear (gusher, etc.). A mild black malt component kicks in the finish. Canít say I understand this one.
villania80 (1) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2006 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
excellent beer, very smooth, soothing aroma. I recomend this beer for anyone who loves dark beer. "Uncle Nuts" nut brown ale resembles the taste of Guiness Draught or Murphyís Draught.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 21, 2006
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nutty? Yes. Sourish? Yes, that too. I wonder if the sourness is a failure in quality control or the beer was intended that way. Anyway, I otherwise like this beer - itís very mild, yet full-bodied in malt and is, true to its name, somewhat nutty. Rich and enjoyable. No hops whatsoever, which I like. Sad about the sourness, though. It could have been so much better without all the tartness.
demdeac40 (299) - Etowah, North Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a nice dark brown but the head disappears quickly. Has a fruity almost licorice nose but it is very light. The flavor and palate are light yet somewhat satisfying. I have had worse.
Ayumbomb (63) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 21, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cute name. Cute story. Bad beer. This stuff is boring- watered down, bland and not that exciting in any way, shape or form. If anything, this beer could be sweeter. If you want a good nut beer, Rogue is the only way to go.
Tessic (967) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This nut brown pours just that, a dark brown with a head that is light brown and creamy. First sniff I found alot of spice. Cloves and a little chocolate?
First sip had traces of coffee and alot of roasted malts. The finish was smooth and the spices really come through.
The palate was very good. The nut and spice flavour lingered with a slight bitterness. I canít understand the rating of only 37?! This is much better than that.
Suttree (5631) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 24, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear brown, with a hint of redKind of a standard malty aroma, with a slight nutty note (maybe not and I just think there is because of the name. I can be kinda suggestable like that). Certainly not bad in any way, but a bit boring. Sampled at the 2005 Asheville Brewerís Jam.
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - OCT 22, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear brown pour with an off white, disappearing head. Aromas of caramel and roated malt. Thin feeling, but not watery. Flavors dominated by malty sweetness, which extends into the finish. Although not cloying, I think it could use just a tad more bitter hops to dry out the finish a little.