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 (5396) - 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 (3308) - 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 (329) - 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.
Cavie (4043) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from central market. Was a dark brown color with a light red highlight. Gentle foamy beige bed. Aroma is nutty and roasty for sure. Flavors a high bitterness and A roasted malts as well. Finishes super dry. A bit thin.
cwsample (163) - Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Cavie. Very dark brown with a light head. Watered down but and roasted aroma. Tastes of nut, but very watery.
dfinney23 (2288) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2012 Brewmaster Reserve @ the brewery. Lots of chocolate and caramel without being too sweet. Wish this was more widely available.
zach8270 (3882) - Henrietta, New York, USA - APR 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(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.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 15, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.