whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2005
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Burgundy-brown body with a foamy, light tan head. Aroma of caramel, sweet roast, and light smoky notes. Smells like it would make a great beer for cooking BBQ or brats. Flavor is roasty with mild astringency and little else. Mostly dry with a quick finish and little aftertaste. Considerably less body than anticipated from the aroma. Comes across as thin and one-dimensional. This has potential but they need to increase the mash temperature to develop the body and get more malt character in the flavor. Thanks OhioDad, I always enjoy trying the locals.
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUL 13, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark brown in color with ruby highlights and a tan head. A soft nose of round, toasted, milk chocolate and molasses. Some sweetness on the palate, toasty and chocolatey, malt dryness. Body is light (almost too light) but is very drinkable. Finishes malty and soft with just a touch of bitterness.
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours very dark brown with some ruby highlights. A decent tan head dissipates fairly quickly. The aroma is very nice.. Brown sugar, nuts, a touch of chocolate.. Smells very sweet. The flavor is somewhat sweet as well. I taste that brown sugar, chocolate and definitely some nut flavor and a little coffee even creeps in before it gets just a touch bitter at the end of the sip. Finishes fairly dry with a sweet aftertaste that lingers a while. The palate is the only thing that keeps this from being a porter in my opinion. It is less thick than one and a little more watery on the finish as a nutbrown should be. This is a very good nutbrown and I truly think it is the best that I’ve had. Very drinkable and recommended!
donvitozou (141) - memphis, Tennessee, USA - DEC 3, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
a very dark ale. probably the best nut brown i’ve had. there are deep chocolate, coffee, and nut flavors. very distinct and pleasant bitterness. starts off slightly sour but becomes bitter and a bit sweet.
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - NOV 27, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours brown with almost no head. Chocolatey sweet taste. Very sweet aftertaste. Slight nut flavor as well, but it was almost hidden in the sweetness of this beer.
bu11zeye (12405) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle) Pours a dark brown body with mahogany highlights and a small off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt and nuts. Sweet, roasted malt flavor. Thanks Dogbrick!
CBCPaleAle (73) - Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Comforting roasty nutty malted flavor. I really enjoy the slightly bitter cocoa finish.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
hmmm, again the head is fluffy in a slightly infected sort of way...sourish nutty malt action on a good brown ale body, slightly thinnish. Nutty but overall a bit too sourish. Dark, woodsy and smoky could help.
Aurelius (4840) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light fruit and cocoa aroma. Transparent walnut brown. A staged taste to it -- Initially tart, then chocolate, then fruity and finally hoppy. A little toasted pine nuts. Medium body, but watery. Not sweet. A mishmash.
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 7, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle, thanks to sfontain. Huge off-white lasting thick head tops a near-black, blood-tinged body that's more stout-like than anything. Big roasty/nutty/smoky nose is a little darker than usual for the style, but excellent nonetheless. A bit of fruitiness at the front of the flavor, but generally quite dry and roasty...this is verging on porter or dry stout territory, really, if not for the thinnish body which brings it down to merely very good. Very, very drinkable...I'm definitely curious for more from this nice little brewery.