mensch (289) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - MAY 7, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
It’s awfully brown. Weak woody and mineral aroma. Thin, acidic on the palate. A few enjoyable malt notes, nutmeg and brown sugar. Not impressed, but hey, it sure is brown.
onceblind (7314) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep hazelnutty brown with a thin amber highlight around the edge of the glass, with a thin light beige head. Nutty and aromatic nose of brown malty toast and light hazelnut splendour. Crisp yet semisweet and bready flavor that’s lightly chocolaty, a touch nutty, smooth and gently brown malt earthy. Really delightful and the kind of brown I wish more brown ales were like.
slowrunner77 (10118) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 28, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Medium brown pour, with an aroma of mostly roasted malt. There’s a hint of nuts and caramel in the nose and flavor as well, but mostly roast. A little thin on the palate, but pleasant overall.
cmacklin (851) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 2, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle. Pours a clear red-brown with a small, creamy, tan head that laces. Sweet aroma of roasted malt, caramel and nuts. Sweet flavour of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel and nuts with a dry, mildly bitter finish. Medium body with a smooth, oily texture and soft carbonation. Ok.
UnicornBrewing (10) - - JUL 29, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep red hue, big rocky head, thick smell, look shows heaviness like a lopsided Z-28. Strong up front, like a heavy duty tube top sturdily holding in robust, grain fed bosoms, tanned and shakin to the sounds coming out of the open t tops and heavy vibrations from under the wood grained hood, garnished in ornamental twinges delicate gargoyle fruitiness, Full Sail for sure! Thar beer blows down Yar face like a sudden gale gust, leaving little ripples on a glass surface. Finishes wet as a lake under a morning fog. A wooden ship behind...
djd07 (10018) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a dark amber with medium beige head that lasts. The aroma is roast, cocoa, cracker malt. Medium mouth, pine, roast, cocoa, nice bitter finish, very good.
Cybercat (5119) - Georgia, USA - APR 13, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear sepia with a thick and rather persistent light tan head. Aroma delivers notes of roast malt, chocolate and toffee. Flavor presents all that the aroma promises but with more chocolate, chocolaty sweetness, and a hint of lightly charred wood. Mouthfeel features firm body and OK fizz. Sail to the nearest package store or watering hole for one.
stevoj (3932) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 26, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Boise Co-op. Pours out dark, but clear brown with soft, silky beige head. Roast malts are featured in the aroma, taste is more malt with a touch of molasses sweetness. All rounded out with a some nutty undertones. Smooth, mildly bitter, easy drinker.
jsnicholas (519) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (12oz $1.50): Ruby brown with one finger tan head. Very roastey aroma. Taste is of roasted matls. Seems a little water at first but is not bad. Medium body.
Darkmagus82 (2266) - - JAN 6, 2016
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a deep brown color with a one finger head of cream colored foam. The head has a moderate level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a tiny bit of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell- The aroma of the brew is light overall, consisting mainly of some sweeter caramel and a little bit of roast. Along with these smells comes a little bit of nut and a hint of coffee.
Taste – The taste begins with a sweeter roasted malt flavor mixed with a little bit of a nutty taste. As the taste advances the roastiness decreases to some extent, all the while being replaced by more caramel sweetness and taking on a more rich nutty taste. With a little bit of a brown bread taste and a hint of grain that come at the end, one is left with a rather sweet and smooth nut brown flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is average and has a carbonation level that is actually a little high for a nut brown ale. I would have liked a bit less carbonation and a bit more body for the style, but even with that said the feel was not bad, and the thinner and more carbonated style did do a decent job for the sweeter caramel tastes of the beer overall.
Overall – An easy drinking and fairly sweeter nut brown. Not a bad brew overall.
boozedude (2228) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JAN 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle shared with hakes, clear brown pour with off white head, dead fruit aroma, some sugar, taste is pretty decent for a nut brown, ok stufs