SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 20, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Brewpub. Still called "Brown Cow." Dark brown in color with a beige head. Lacing is pretty good. Chocolately roasted aroma. Not very pronounced in the nut department. Bittering adds to a dry finish.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 14, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewery, now called "Brown Cow." Deep translucent cherry walnut in color with some gray sheets for the head. Aroma is peat, barnyard, English toffee and ashtrays. Slick and nutty, predominantly drawing out pecans, tobacco and maple sweetness for flavoring. Dry finish and better than most of this brewery’s beers.
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - AUG 31, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Festival tap: Light all around with a honey sweetness in the malt and a nuttiness in the finish. Clear amber, thin.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 15, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber color with a smaller off-white head. Light nose of almonds and hint of herbal hops. LIght caramel malt with a touch of hops. Really not much more than an other american amber.
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 1, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Style note - I’m pretty sure they said this was a nut brown alt, although I’ve never head of one.
Light amber body, minimal carbonation. Yeasty, caramelly aroma (reminds me of a kaiser roll). More of the same in the flavor, sweet yeasty breadiness with a light walnut accent. Good variation on the style!
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 1, 2004
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Very light, very sweet nose, closer to pecan or walnut than hazelnut in both flavor and nose -- ehh who am I kidding there really ain't enough "flavor" or "nose" to speak of, I'm mostly grasping at straws. Gutless.