IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - MAY 1, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown color, tan head. Milder nuttly aroma, malty, sweet. A bit roasty, like noted before in other reviews, mild chocolate and some nuts. Medium bodied. Not bad.
SudsMcDuff (5322) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had on draft @ the Ellicottville brewpub in Ellicottville, NY .. . Had as Buchanan Brown .. . deep molasses and bark .. . pours a ruby brown .. medium lacing .. nutty deep roast .. . very surprising and tasty .. . . And also, you should win things by watching.
MaBeer1972 (1218) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 9, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Got a 12 oz single from Oliverís in Albany. A deep ruby brew with thin tan head. Good carbonation. Nice deep nutty aromas. Flavor is deep and malty. Lots of dark malts, some nuts. Almost porter-like with the roastiess. Chocolate and coffee notes. Well balanced. Slight fruitiness on the backside. Smooth and very quaffable, like a good brown should be.
Lithp (37) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2012 Pours a dark brown color with a small tan head. Smells like roasted nuts with a little bit of chocolate.
Taste is mild, slight nutty flavor.
Not too shabby. EBC has better brews though, and there are better brown ales as well, but this is worth a try.
bhensonb (9825) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Half Time. Pours dark amber with a decent foamy beige head. Roast caramel and "nutty" aromas. Med body. Flavor is that roast caramel with dirt typical of a brown ale. Thereís some definite bitter behind the malt. So itís pretty balanced and arguably more bitter than malty. Pretty clean for a brown.
Sammy (7715) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Mr. Goodbarís. Big brown sweetness with some spice. Not necessary but I just like to have a beer here. Reddish brown colour. Medium mouthfeel, carbonation right there. Not greatly drinkable.
crhensel (129) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 30, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle into mug (sampled 6/20/10). Poured a clear medium brown with a one finger short lasting head. Aroma pulled in some nice nutty notes with a hint of the hops and a little sugar in there too -- very interesting. Very smooth in the mouth and while the malt sweetness was present it wasnít as overpowering as I thought it would be and the hops added the right amount of bite at the finish to keep this refreshing. Overall a pretty good one!
douglas88 (5131) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear light brown color with a medium white head. The aroma is a sweet nutty malt and fruity hop. The flavor is a nice very hoppy brown ale; sweet caramel and toasted malts, pine and bitter hops, almost like a Brown IPA (just kidding), dry and malty. Very nice. An easygoing brew.
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - APR 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ellicottville Nut Brown is a very clear copper ale with a foamy, waxy, bubbly khaki head that has excellent retention and lacing. It has a toasty, nutty aroma with notes of grass and flowers. Itís pretty light bodied and a little sharp. The finish is chewy. It has a light but well balanced taste, not sweet or dry. Itís toasty and nutty, just like the aroma. The finish is a little bitter with herbs and grass. The aftertaste is nutty. This is very drinkable. This would be an acceptable session ale.
JohnBarleycorn (537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Vivacious red/medium brown with good head retention. Aromas of chocolate malt, strawberry and chocolate icing. Flavours of chocolate, sugar and cola. A touch too sweet but overall fairly enjoyable.
beerbill (3178) - Laurel, New York, USA - MAR 27, 2011
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear reddish amber with a thin tan head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and left partial lace. There is no aroma at all to speak of save a few wisps of musty malt. The flavor is malt up front followed by some moderate dryness and mild bitterness. Thankfully, none of the mustiness in the aroma is present in the flavor. Medium bodied. Underwhelming.