thb (803) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 13, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good standard brown ale - style thatís hard to really love, but hard to dislike. Appearance - notably dark brown. Aromas of brown sugar, hazelnut, graham crackers, chicory. Or something like that. Sweet, but not a lot, some balancing bitterness. Dead straight middle of the road.
stuckinprague (43) - - SEP 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beer pours chocolate brown with a thick head, but the head disappears almost entirely once it settles. Aroma is sweet and syrupy, with a chocolate and a touch of licorice sweetness. Beer tastes like chocolate with a fair amount of nuttiness (mostly cashews). In addition, this beer pairs well with cashews as well. Beer palate is medium, creamy and rather flat. The palate works well with the style. Overall this beer is tasty, but a little synthetic in flavours. Could more roasted malt flavour, but it is what it is.
slimspady (219) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 10, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown, big white head. Slightly nutty, roasted malts also. Nice, uncomplicated beer. 080612
stantheman (892) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2012 On tap at Caffe Barney on Main St. Not much head or nose. It purports to be a nut brown ale, but is actually much closer to a porter or stout. As such, itís a rather pleasant one. Malts predominate. Coffee is the dominant theme. Didnít notice any nut flavors whatsoever. Nice but not complex.
GothGargoyle (2318) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma is toffee, plum with hints of banana and chocolate. Taste is hazelnut, date, burnt sugar, hint of chocolate. Medium bodied, starts sweet and nutty on the palate and then finishes with a roasty bitterness and a slightly burnt aftertaste.
v1rgil (151) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From bottle -Pours dark brown with medium head that lasts.
Aroma is caramel with slight nut smell.
First sip is sweet. caramel with nut aftertaste.
Very tasty. Slightly sweet but delicious.
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark tea-like brown with three fingers off-white head. Smell is more fruity than nutty, very little roast, malty sweetness. There is slightly more roast and a nutty flavor in the taste, the right amount of sweetness on the finish. Very great drinking beer.
deyholla (9993) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big thanks to Lizzie! Pours a hazy light amber brown with a gray brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of chocolate and nuttiness with a backing licorice and a but of deep dark grain. Flavor begins with a bit of sweet grains and chocolate with a nutty finish.
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - MAR 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good brown ale. Medium brown with some clearing in the middle. Malty nose with a little banana. Light carbonation easy to drink with some nutty flavors.
Powertrip (1000) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Finally trying this! Single bottle given to me at Christmas 2011 from my brother. Colour: Medium chocolate brown with minimal head. Nose: As the label says, nut domimant malt, hint of champagne, light traces of coffee and even cheap perfume. Taste: Medium-light sweet, medium-light bitter, medium sour. Light and cherry-like on entry. Mid palate produces a solid sour-kick with some walnut and almond. Finish moves into charcoal and rough grit with bittnerness.