jhp40219 (319) - 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 (6519) - 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 (838) - 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.
bartlebier (1977) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - APR 18, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(backlog recollected in abstinence) Tap tasting flight, @source downtown pub 09/2012. Tasted like a maltier UK bitter with nutty accompaniment and a watery finish. Thin palates and ethereal yeast profiles are the scourge of many sportsbar/brewpub brews: often the taste is gone before it arrives.
Libeerian (209) - Garner, North Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Listed only as Nut Brown Ale, the color was deep ruby but the flavor gave only the barest hint of nuttiness. Perhaps a bit more Victory malt is called for. OK but nothing great.
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - FEB 10, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft - little to no aroma. Dark brown body with a medium-sized head of large beige bubbles that quickly turned into just a ring around the glass. Malty with a touch of finishing nuttiness. Not terrible, but not great.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 8, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the brewpub. Brown reddish amber with a good-sized head. Sweet tasting. More roasted than toasted. Nutty and meaty (?) scent. Not real interesting.
ContemplateBeer (1581) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 29, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2014 Aroma: Lean chocolate malts, power of suggestion nuttiness, maybe a bit of spiced bread. Appearance: Filtered dark amber brown pour with a tan head that settles into a skin. Flavor: Lean chocolate malts up front and throughout, with more impressions of spiced bread toward the finish. However, the finish lacks any sort of bitterness and is a bit watery. Palate: Light body, slick texture, soft carbonation, abrupt finish. Overall: A simple brown ale that you could drink for hours; however, it’s simplicity keeps it from the heights of the best of the style.