beezz86 (68) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUN 15, 2008
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a brown/red color with a possible slight haziness and a small tan head. I loved the malty aroma of caramel, coffee, chocolate, and of course nuts. The beer had a medium body, thin texture, and a lively carbonation. I thought it had a bit of a sweet flavor to compliment the nuts. Overall I enjoyed this beer, as I have been on a bit of a nut brown ale kick as of late. I would definately recommend it (actually, I already have) and drink it again.
nuplastikk (5796) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 20, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Toffee brown orange color. Mild roasty aroma. Lots of dark malt flavor, very rich, borderline Porter territory. Some nuttiness does come through. MIld stuff, a lighter side of a full bodied brown. Very well done. The best Brown Ale from Kentucky that I’ve ever had.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
BBC Nut Brown Ale--English Style Brown Ale--2007 12 oz. Bottle. 5.20% ABV. 28 IBU’s. (4.25 / 5.0) Beer of the Month Club Selection April, 2007. Mild light lace brownish head. Clear bright amber brown color. Milk chocolate mild nut hop front. Crisp mildly cream chocolate caramel biscuit mild sweet minimal fruit tasty body. Smooth mild tangy hop spice cloying cocoa cream refreshing end. Sampled 3/24/2008.
jstraw (1965) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark mahogany with decent, creamy orange-tan head / Smooth nose of roast barley, chocolate, coffee, and cream / Medium body, a touch watery but creamy and smooth, dry with just a hint of sweetness, excellent balance and finish / Somewhat cooked flavors of semisweet chocolate, roast coffee, nut, and cream / Solid, without being exceptional in any category.
BrewMstr (194) - Pleasant View, Utah, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malty and true to the style. Sweet, brown, and tasty. Caramel and toffee with no noticeable hops or bitterness.
andyhite (308) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - OCT 19, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Here’s my take: creamy, buttery, and surprisingly a mellow nut plavor, on the back palate, there is a lingering and faint amaretto feel. there’s almost a pudding feel to the ale, perhaps caramel. I’ve sampled a few of the BBC brews thus far, and this places second only to the Jefferson’s Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout. I liken the aroma and back palate flavor to that of some of the He’Brew brews. The head is thick and almost khaki. I definitely recommend this beer, as the BBC definitely has found a winner here. it’s not exceptional, but for BBC it is definitely above average. While the hops are noticable, i still think theat if there were a bit more bitterness and hops complexity to it, i wouldn’t complain, but nonetheless it is a good brew.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUN 4, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Cincy/N-Ky. airport. Mahogany; nice color with a somewhat uninspired head. Pretty decent aroma of caramel, milk, and sweetness followed by more roasty qualities. Coffee tones are prominent in the flavor; it was halfway between a sweetish porter and a more common nut brown, but this defied expectations for airport beer. "Sweet malts" are the keyword for the palate here. I should also note that this was the only beer I had in the past ~1 month apart from a night at NxNW in Austin, so I might be overrating a litte.
EithCubes (5633) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deeply nutty aroma, strong toffee and dark chocolate, kinda of a dessert cake feel but drier and roasty. Faint wood. Much different than expected. Clear, dark mahogany pour with a creamy, tiny-bubbled, rocky thick beige head - look a lot like a meaty Altbier. All the aromatic notes are duplicated in the taste, with the addition of wispy hops to the rich, more-than-medium body. Earthy with devilish lactose, just a touch of sweetness. Smooth and viscous, with a dry, woody aftertaste. A great session with a flair for the dramatic!
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very well rounded brown, the couple I kicked back with were very enjoyable. The pour produces an abundant aroma of chocolate and roasted nuts, a wonderful inviting scent. Dark amber color with a dense brown hue. Thick filmy tan head that settles to a nice layer that leaves a stringy trace of lacing. Medium, malty body that is nice and creamy. Real smooth and drinkable without getting too heavy, this could become a nice long session beer. Roasted malt flavors backed by some caramel, toffee, and a dash of cocoa. Hops seem non-existent within the flavor, which allows the nice blend of malts to take over. A well crafted Brown Ale, very nice from an often overlooked style.
superspak (4751) - Michigan, USA - MAY 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled in 7/2014. Pours slightly hazy deep reddish copper color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of caramel, toffee, toast, brown bread, plum, apple, nuttiness, light chocolate, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and fruity yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, toffee, toast, brown bread, nuttiness, light chocolate, herbal, light plum/apple, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal/roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toffee, toast, brown bread, nuttiness, light chocolate, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Good robustness and balance of dark/bready malt and light-moderate fruity yeast flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and fairly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.9%. Overall this is a nice English brown ale. All around good robustness and balance of dark/bready malt and light-moderate fruity yeast flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.