FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ruby red color with a small fluffy off-white head. Ruddy earthen hops in the aroma with some nuttiness. Vegetal hop flavors intercede upon thin nutty and light alefruit flavors. Tinges of soil and prominent roasted nuts in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium light, slightly dry.
slowrunner77 (6580) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
"Meh. Nothing to write home about here. Standard color and body. Aroma and flavor are slightly vegetal, which just isn’t pleasant in a alty beer, otherwise this is a thoroughly average brown."
wheresyourball (529) - El Cajon, California, USA - AUG 27, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from the brewpub. Brown pour with off white head. Malty, nutty aroma, with caramel. Flavor follows with a dry chocolate finish. Watery mouthfeel.
penstemon (198) - Nevada, USA - JUL 12, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22 oz bottle. Pours deep copper with a pillowy light tan head. Aroma is malty with a bit of tart fruitiness, milk chocolate, nuts, earthy/vegetal, hints of toffee and soap. Taste is roasty malt, chocolate, lactic sourness (infected?), some berry, light bitterness. Nice full smooth carbonation, medium body, a little watery. This may have been infected, definitely something was off here.
devilben02 (281) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 19, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours from the bottle with a translucent but medium-dark, reddish brown color and a foamy, sand-colored head. The aroma has a light malty sweetness and maybe a little grassy bitterness. It’s pleasant, but there’s not much there. The flavor has a good bit of roast for a brown ale, with a kind of toasted walnut character, only a little bit of grainy sweetness, and a little astringency that lends to a dry finish. The fine, light carbonation contributes to a thin body, which is good since the beer could come off a bit heavy otherwise. Overall, this is a dry, nutty, and reasonably complex brown ale, but not a standard setter.
Davhgbrew (945) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown color. Malty yet crisp and hoppy brown. More on the hoppy and crisp side of brown, as you would expect from diamond knot. Refreshing and crisp for a brown. Excellent brew.
mcberko (8443) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Craft Beer Market Vancouver, pours a murky brown with a small beige head. Aroma of toasted nuts, a little coffee and slight cocoa. Flavour brings out toasted hazelnuts, a little coffee and slight cocoa. Quite flavourful and really well-balanced. Much better than the average rating would suggest. Good stuff.
AndyW68 (1194) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear brown with red tint and nice light tan head. Aroma is malty and nuts. Taste is roasted to nearly burnt nuts with a caramel back. Nice beer.
MrFecesious (1191) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Darby's. Clear brown/dark amber. Aroma of nuts. So many nuts. Hard nuts. And lactose. Taste is roasty nuts, and lactose.
solseeking (1) - - APR 14, 2013 does not count
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bit skunky, medicinal, red berries, almost like a fruit brown, cough syrup, alcohol
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craig220 (313) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a clear dark amber with a MASSIVE off-white head. Aroma is caramel, nuts, grass, toast, and cereal. Taste is caramel, nuts, molasses, herbs and a bitter/dry finish. Easy drinking but nothing special.