Fatehunter (2109) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A finger of tan head formed on a dark brown colored body.
The aroma is wonderful, lots of roasted malt, chocolate and nutty.
Pretty good taste too. Roasted malt, bit of chocolate and the mildest bitterness to finish. Tended to be a little watery overall though.
The texture is smooth with a bit of bubbles, thinner body with moderate carbonation.
A little thicker and this is a big winner, still a good drink though.
CaliWill (19) - - FEB 13, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Full Sail has been doing great things. This ale has a lot of toasty malt with hints of caramel and coffee, but not too sweet. Fruity hop aroma and medium bitterness.
Beerenberger (1596) - Fischer, Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Roasted malt aroma. Pours a dark transparent brown with little head and no laciing. The taste is much like the nose. Roasted malts with a grainy finish and aftertaste. Not a lot of taste going on here. Medium body with medium carbonation. Overall, disappointing. A rather bland brown ale.
tennessejed420 (940) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a dark brown with finger of grey head. Nutty aroma, hazelnut, soft milk. Flavor is hazelnut, creamy feel, medium bodied, light bitter roast on the finish, soft cocoa. Pretty nice brown ale I think.
bpreo (2400) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice and rich, nutty for sure, sweet, and thick. Not the best Nut Brown ever (look towards the UK for that), but good nonetheless for an Oregon beer.
EdInSaltLake (727) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JAN 19, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fruity and herbal character (apple-ish?) from yeast a/o hops; dominates the aroma, with some alcohol. Same things in the flavor--plus some malt flavor (caramel, sweet, toast). Some nuttiness in aftertaste, along with some light astringency (or something like that).
notalush (5669) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce bottle - more of a dark red than brown - fizzy, short-lived head - nose is rather mellow - a bit of nuttiness, mild sweetness, light mineral, and a mildly earthy maltiness - moderate carbonation - a little thin bodied - initially rather sweet, with light bit of toffee - drier late, with a light burton-esque quality, but not enough to completely wash the sweetness away - moderate bitterness in the finish - a touch of warmth - nothing flawed, just a little thin and boring.
luttonm (4440) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at SBT. Deep clean brown, mineral, chocolate malting. Big clean body, crisp, clear tastes. Tobacco, scotch malts, amber wood, alc sweetness. Licorice/grape malt extract. Sweet, middle of road brown.
DMLINAZ (332) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 11, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Mild flavor of standard nut brown ale. Low carbonation: easy to drink. Thin/light bodied.
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2012
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle from Cavie. Brown pour with a tan head. Aroma is bready, nuts, and burned caramel. Taste is bitter, almonds, and awkward.