legion242 (2286) - Richardson, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown in color of course; Medium head that ran like a little girl; Hearty nose. A nice filling beer. Again, light on the ’nuttiness’ that I despise. Had a nice mouthfeel. Otherwise, unexceptional.
DrWolf99 (2) - Oak Park, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2002 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Didn’t remember how good this beer was. Hoppy start and almost smoky aftertaste. Very satisfying.
JoeM500 (1906) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - MAR 3, 2002
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer has an awesome aroma. The smoothness satisfies, but it seemed a bit flat. Is that hazel nut I taste?
Alenightlong99 (70) - Lockport, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2002
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A little too nutty for me. The malt and hops were good, but the extra flavors did not work for me.
Terminus (3297) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - FEB 25, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I am a real fan of Goose Island, but this is not their best beer. If you want a nutty beer then try it, if not then try another Goose Island beer.
Darkover (1518) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is the only nut brown ale I’ve tried that actually has a nutty taste.
AlGreen99 (33) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2002
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great Brown, the choice to brew with nuts give the beer a toasty warm fell. Dark walnut apperance in the glass, very easy to drink although for those who strongly have a distaste for an alcohol taste steer clear of this one. A great beer.
Aubrey (3454) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep, dark mahogany. Roasty-toasty nose. Rich and smooth, with a little nutty/caramel flavor. Clean finish, not overly exciting, but clean and non-cloying. Very flavorful and very easy to consume. NDmullet’s rating sums it up very well.
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 8, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Great beer.Great color. great everything. Could have a better finish.
NDmullet (208) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - FEB 2, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nose is dominated by nutty, sweet malt, brown sugar, and maple. Head is initially cream colored, and the body is a nice deep mahogany. The malt profile is mostly nutty (walnuts), with a tinge of smoke towards the finish. Maybe not quite as complex as is possible for the style, but overall, a fantastic beer. I have try to have this one around all of the time.