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RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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A smooth, chocolatey & thirst-quenching beer.


2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
cwsample (160) - Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Bottle from Cavie. Very dark brown with a light head. Watered down but and roasted aroma. Tastes of nut, but very watery.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfinney23 (1436) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2012
2012 Brewmaster Reserve @ the brewery. Lots of chocolate and caramel without being too sweet. Wish this was more widely available.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (3220) - Henrietta, New York, USA - APR 8, 2010
(bottle - 22 oz - 2008 Brewmaster’s Reserve vintage) Dark brown/ruby red pour with a thick tan head. Lots of nuts and chocolate in the aroma with a generous malt and caramel backbone. Flavor starts with a smooth and rather roasty caramel and nut blend with a very lightly hopped followup. Finishes sweet and smooth with a light chocolate and nutty aftertaste. Held up very well for a year and a half old.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 15, 2010
Full Sail Brewing Company--Nut Brown Ale--1998 12 oz. Bottle Release. 5.50% ABV. (3.75 / 5.0) Brown Ale--Deep dark reddish brown color. Chalky malt body with slightly hoppy front. Hoppy complexity to chocolate and fruity malts. Sampled 9/12/1998. Full Sail Brewing Company--Nut Brown Ale--Brewmaster Reserve 2008 22 oz. Bottle Release. 6.00% ABV--31 IBU’s. (4.25 / 5.0) Brown Ale--Thin lacy mild head. Clear thin dark mahogany bronze red color. Mellow cacao nut hop front. Dry sweet thin textured crisp mild toasted doughy mild nut mellow chocolate malt body. Easy smooth refreshing mild hop end. Mild nut notes. Very drinkable. Sampled 1/24/2009 & 2/15/2010. Aged Well. Tasty tangy smooth calming Brown. 4--$4.00 Each.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6031) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2010
Bottle:   This one isn’t Brown, it is one of the deepest Ruby colors I have seen.   Moderate to large frothy beige head, sticky lacing.   Looks durn good.   Malty nose, subtle roasted hints as well as cocoa.   A little barnish, like cow barnish.   Quite malty on the tongue, semi-sweet, a little cocoa, milk sugar, and soft roasted malts.   Could actually use a bit more hop bite, but as is its quite the Nut Brown.   I don’t know why, but this seems like more of an Autumn seasonal.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Clean on the finish.   Well crafted, flavorful, certainly on the malt side.   Lingering cocoa lactose sweetness.   Glad to see Full Sail doing this again.   Now if they could only go back to the neato labels they had years and years ago.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 28, 2009
(bottle). Dark brown color. Medium size tan, frothy head. Light malt and alcohol aromas. light nutty malt flavor. Avg duration. Smooth finish with a very light bitterness. Thin texture. Soft carbonation. Spare lacing.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jonno (2135) - JAPAN - JUL 22, 2009
I think my opinion can be summed up when I say that we drunk a homebrew that night that tasted better than this, which was very similar in style and more drikable. Not so nutty, and quite bland. Thin body and light on the palate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUN 27, 2009
22 oz bottle. Dark brown pour that showed a bit of red in the light. Aroma is light bread with some nuttiness and a bit of fresh cream. Flavor is creamy and nutty with a slight off note that I couldn’t place. Creamy mouthfeel. Nearly a really good beer, but there’s just something off-putting in there.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (5371) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 14, 2009
[1952-20090116] 22floz bottle. Nail polish, mashed old bananas and yeasty bread aroma. Clear, very dark brown mahogany body with a long-lasting creamy light tan head. Roasted yeasty mild banana flavour. Medium body. Good.
(w/ blankboy, garthicus, GregClow, jerc)

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 10, 2009
22oz bomber courtesy of mhewes poured into a pint glass. Pours a dark, dark chestnut brown that shows deep clear mahogany when held up to the light. The head is off-white and remains a small cap throughout, leaving small bits of lacing. The aroma is really nice with a dark roasted malt backbone that has lots of sweeter chocolate hints. The taste is dominated by a bit more of the bready malts with less sweetness and chocolate than the aroma. The finish is dry and there are plenty of nuts in there as well. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and a tad thin for the style. A very good brown ale from Full Sail that had a great nose and a good taste. A little more body and this one would have been great.


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