bpreo (2270) - 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 (5563) - 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 (3730) - 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 (331) - 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 (4086) - Arlington, 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 (2531) - 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 (4003) - 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.