mrjames (21) - Clinton Twp, Michigan, USA - MAY 1, 2007
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. I like Nut Brown ales so I enjoyed this beer but I was disappointed. It was a little thin in color and in flavor/palate. There was not enough malt sweetness/nuttiness.
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - MAY 19, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I’m really not a fan of this style, poured a medium brown color with a thin white head which quickly faded away. Aroma was a mix of caramel and nuts. Flavor seemed one-demntional, an almost walnut flavor, with some barley noticable caramel notes. Hops were very mild.
Speedle (266) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 3, 2007
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
huge tan head....slight withered wood aroma....some roasted malt...watery mouthfeel...nutty taste with a creamy finish...mediocre brown
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 24, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The middle point of my seven-flight sampler and these beers don’t get much better, kind of devoid of character. Hazy brown with a thin head. Light roasted malt aroma. Taste of burnt malts, mild nuttiness and once again, bland. Finishes bitter.
Block (1762) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - NOV 20, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Average brown ale. Brown color and small tan head. Medium body. Caramel malts make up most of the flavor. Light to medium body.
jhp40219 (409) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 11, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2013 Pours a soda brown with a amber hue. Very little head even with an aggressive pour, and head completely disappeared within moments leaving no lacing whatsoever. Faint aroma of roasty hazelnut, malt, caramel and toffee. Very nice, but far too faint. Taste is very nutty up front. Not just hazelnut either, but a nice combo of several different nuts. Roasty malts, caramel and toffee come through very well, especially in the aftertaste. Palate is thin with a watery texture. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Overall a decent beer, but the palate and faint aroma really hurt it.
Radek Kliber (6709) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 19, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 355 ml
Appearance: Rustic amber with reddish hue , light top.
Nose :Medium depth , brown malts , sweet-earthy side, light coco hints at end.6+
Flavor/Palate : Fairly soft bodied almost creamy in texture. Slightly acidic , woody earthy foliage feel. Nutty with autumn foliage. Unconvincing attempt.
Pipper (325) - Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at The Beer Engine Lakewood, OH. Pours a medium ruby red, almost no head and weak lace. Slightly watered down raspberry/tangerine taste with a thin mouth feel. Not an outstanding nut brown but it’ll do.
Odde (308) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
sticky, bitter and a little thick. the hops don’t bode well with the rest of what’s going on. uninspiring.
Concealer (980) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 28, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Copper brown pour with a little white head. Good toasted malt nose. Taste is sweet toasted malt with a semi bitter finish.