peteinSD (1431) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 21, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Sean - thanks! Pours a clear, medium colored brown with a scattering of tan foam. Aroma has a nice roast quality followed by light tobacco and perhaps some minimal bitter hops. Taste is a very enjoyable mixture of roasted malt, tobacco, nuts, supporting bitterness from the hops, and the slightest tinge of malt sweetness after the finish. Excellent transition among the different components of the flavor. Mouthfeel is clean with some bite from the carbonation. This beer really impressed me with the focus and precision of the roast/tobacco character and the supporting hop bitterness. Excellent beer.
IndyBeerSnob (132) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Excellent sweet brown ale. Maple brown color and leaves some lacing on the glass. Finish is sweet syrup and a hint of dry fruit at the finish. Very drinkable brown ale a winner in my book
Sledutah (6013) - Utah, USA - FEB 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle bought in TN
Appearance: Pours clear brown with a medium sized beige head and good amount of lacing
Aroma: Mild aroma of toasted malts, nutty and caramel
Taste: Toasted malts, nutty with a light bitter hoppy finish
A nice brown ale
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - NOV 8, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle, best by end of Nov 2011. Served at 45F.
Pours clear copper brown with a small light beige head that leaves a few spots of lacing and recedes to a wispy cap.
Aroma features some mild nuts, toffee, but also some unfortunate cardboard and maybe slightly metallic. Moderate strength but does get a little better as it warms.
Flavor is better than the aroma and has some caramel, toffee, brown sugar, nuts, some herbal hops, fair sweetness mild bitterness, little alcohol.
Mouthfeel is light/medium bodied with strong carbonation.
Average Brown Ale, not terribly impressed overall.
wedgie9 (2507) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 8, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted on 9/8/11 from a 12oz bottle purchased at Whole Foods Green Hills. Pours a clear, but very dark ruby-brown with a thick beige head that slowly recedes to uneven lace, leaving some thick lace along the inside of the glass. The nose features dusty chocolate malt along with a hint of raw almonds and hazelnuts, and a bit of herbal green hops. The flavor is more or less the same, with the dusty chocolate malts up front, moving to the raw almond and hazelnut, and finishing with a very pronounced, very herbal, lightly bitter hops. The body is medium with average carbonation and a long chocolate malt and lightly bitter herbal hops finish.
davidajensen (206) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 8, 2011
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Really bad. Going to have to try thus again in case it is a bad bottle. Hardly any lacing, like greasy dish water. Tastes bitter and flat. Almost undrinkable.
BillKismet (3474) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rich, deep amber mahogany body with thin ring of head. Appreciable woody nut nose with decent maltiness. This one flaunts a pleasantly nutty flavor supported by a solid malt backbone. A quite sessionable nut brown ale--an excellent example of the style.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 20, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Blackstone brewpub. Clear brown with a thin brown head. Aroma of nuts and malt and mild toffee. Taste of toffee, light nuts and toasted malt with a lively mouth feel.
tnbrewrater (10) - Alabama, USA - AUG 30, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled this one at the brewpub for comparison sake to the Bad Leroy Brown. It was a bit on the sweet side for tastes, but seems to be very much in line with the typical Nut Brown. I wish this would have been on cask as I think it would be better. It got better as it warmed up. The chocolate and nut flavors/aroma came out more. I can see how this is very popular with the masses.
AmEricanbrew (6331) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear ruby brown color/ tan head. Mild nutty, chocolate aromas. medium bodied . Nice chocolate, molasses, nutty flavors with a smooth finish. Nice brown.