Ed5388 (2054) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours a clear deep brown color with an inch of tan head. Aroma of nutty and toffee malts, brown sugar, and a subtle citrus note. Taste is molasses, roasted nutty malt, mild earthy and citrus hops, with burnt sugars in the finish.
trujahwarrior (509) - Monroe, Washington, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours brown with a medium tan head that leaves decent lacing. Smells of hazelnut, and sweet malt, maybe a little caramel there too. Tastes the same as the smell but the nut flavor comes through a bit more in the taste. Mouthfeel is thin and watery with decent carbonation. Overall pretty average for a nut brown ale nothing special but drinkable.
EtTuCthulhu (1032) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The appearance of this beer is a dark brown with a quickly fading off-white head, and the aroma is toasted malts, nuts, and sour yeast. The taste is mildly sweet, slightly sour, and a touch umami, but the palate combines a medium body, thick and slick texture, soft carbonation, and a long yet slightly sour finish.
Darwenus (549) - Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark, burnt sienna color with only a slight head. The aroma has a hazelnut, caramel quality. There’s also a bit of maple in the aroma that comes out when you raise the glass. The flavor is rich and warm and full, there’s a lot of caramel malt and some walnut notes, and some hops in the finish. I liked this, it’s the best beer I’ve had from the brewery and a damn fine nut brown.
Brewdork (228) - Sanford, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep brown with negligible head. Malty aroma with a hint of nutmeg and maple. Smooth malt flavor with a hop finish. A bit flat for my taste. Drinkable, but unremarkable.
KajII (782) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz Bottle. The pour was a dark chestnut brown with an average (1-2 finger) light brown frothy head that receded at a quick steady pace, down to a very thin film and medium collar with good runny lacing.
The aroma was of roasted dark malts, light resin hops and an earthy leathery yeast with notes of toffee, chocolate, coffee and a decent nutty presence.
The taste was rather malty with a touch of chocolate and a nice toffee sweetness from the start, progressing with a slightly bitter coffee taste and a mildly roasty nutty finish. The flavor lasted an average time after the swallow with a slightly bitter roastiness left behind.
Mouthfeel was between light and medium in body and watery in texture with a medium carbonation.
Overall this was a decent enough Nut Brown with all the taste you would expect but was really nothing over the top, to sum it up it was pretty basic for the style. That being said it still was a good drinkable and tasty brew…
berrya785 (441) - Kansas, USA - APR 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown with red highlights and a one finger tan head. Aroma is toffee, brown sugar, and nutty. Taste is molasses, malty, nutty, and some hops.
hfmejias (705) - Dover, Delaware, USA - APR 18, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Pours dark brown minimal off white head. Mild aroma of nuts and malts. Taste is nuts, malts some hops, nice bitter finish, OK but just OK.
kereltis (33) - Oregon, USA - APR 16, 2013
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Don’t know how this one scored so low, it’s beautiful, full flavored, malty with just the right amount of hops. The aroma is mild and it pours a dark cloudy brown with a frothy head. Honestly, when I’m drinking this I imagine it’s what Tolkien’s Hobbits or Dwarves would brew or what they might have had in old England. Well worth trying for fans of malty ales, gamers and Tolkien fans.
S0rceress0 (11) - - APR 16, 2013
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful nutty taste with just enough hops to make it interesting. This beer reminds me of a real 40’s European farmhouse ale made by small tavernkeepers. Rich, caramel with hops in the back end, but not too much. Head is a fair lasting, not long lasting white with lacy afterleavings.