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.
slowrunner77 (9946) - 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 (814) - 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 (5) - - JUL 29, 2016 does not count
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 (9748) - 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 (5054) - 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 (3851) - 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 (514) - 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 (2254) - - 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
Bulk_Carrier (3632) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a nice looking hazy brown color with a two finger white to off white foamy head that dissipated within about a good full minute. The lacing was somewhat clingy.
The smell was full of rich nutty and coffee like aromas intermingling quite well.
The taste was mainly malty sweet and roasty adding in some light inviting chocolates, ccaramel, toffee and a light vanilla. There was a nice light roasty chocolate nutty coffee - like aftertaste that lead into a dry finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was there but it was kinda creamy, smooth and roasty.
Overall, wow, what a nice brown ale well worthy of having again.