zborgerd (186) - Mchenry, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2002
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malty and sweet with a bitter finish. Not enough nut to make it a brown. The ítobaccoí hints remind me of a Skoal can... But it is still enjoyable. Fairly complex compared to many Goose Island beers. Itís average- but probably gets its íHex Nutí name from its metallic taste. Not a nut-brown beer, in my opinion.
Frank (2188) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Malty and a little to sweet for its own good, causing an unpleasant and sour finish. Nice brown color. Good but definitely not great.
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 11, 2002
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very malty tasting of toasted bread and roasted grains. Deep profile of nut-flavors evident. Very smooth and enjoyable.
iguanatom (24) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A mighty fine dark rich beer with a lot of flavors to play with. I donít know what a hex nut is, but if it tastes like the beer, then Iíd like íem.
AlabastorJones (800) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 1, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 3, 2003 This is a rich brown ale that has a complicated flavor which combines hints of nut (it could use more on this end), chocolate and caramel. This stuff really starts tasting good after the first 1 or 2.
fraternie (777) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of my all-time favorites for the style. Probably one of the best brown ales in America.
Slick (1971) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - NOV 16, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer had a little of everything nice head retention,maltyness some chocalate tones or maybe thats tobbacco hard to tell but a smooth finish.A nice beer for some slow schweeling
Ernest (5609) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 13, 2002
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is dark brown. Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, nutty). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Finish is moderately bitter, lightly acidic. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Good flavor balance, but the aroma isnít very inspiring.
garyp699 (9) - Fresno, California, USA - OCT 30, 2002 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very rich, complex, almost tobacco-flavored brown ale. Great color and head retention. A very different and complex brown ale.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I was surprised to see I hadnít rated this one, as Iíve had several and always thought it was pretty good. However, upon a second testing, Iíve noticed nothing amazing about this one. Caramel and the obvious nut are big. Just an average brown.