Steak (124) - New York, USA - AUG 15, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Kind of a nutty aroma, hence the name. Dark brown color with a fairly thin head that easily dissapated. The reliance on the caramel malts was a just a little too much, in my opinion and I really didnít get any chocolate or coffee malts. The body was thin, at best, and somewhat oily. I did notice the hint of fuggles at the end though, a nice touch. Overall, nothing special, but certainly drinkable. If you like pure nuttiness in your browns, then you should give this one a try.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 26, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a fairly tasty nut brown ale. Excellent roasty nuttiness with a touch of a bitter finish. The chocolate hints were very pleasing.
ClarkVV (3579) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 10, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The first time I had this, was in Geneva fresh on tap at a Hot Tuna Concert, if i had to rate it on that, it would come close to perfect. I turned to the bottles for a similar experience, but it was lacking. Unbalanced acidity and caramel malt with too high a carbonation ruined it for me. Just stick to it on tap.
bonvivant (168) - Smithfield, Virginia, USA - JUN 25, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very nice English style brown.Caramel malt and coffee overtones very tasty!Very nice people, by the way, if you are ever in ithaca!
dankfor20 (193) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 20, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
a good nut brown a little on the lighter side. Nice blend of malts that first hit with a tint of nutty flavor then a chocalate roast.
Schroppfy (2357) - Łůdż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rerate: Tinged with acidity and a bit too much dryness bring this one down a bit from the 3.5 the first time. Original: 4/15/02: Very nice...restrained nut aroma, in my mind. Mellow, yet with nice hop addition. Quite balanced. This brewery very clearly knows what it is doing. Thanks to Jayme.
westlake99 (2) - Auburn, New York, USA - APR 13, 2002 does not count
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
jsquire (3228) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2002
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer has a deep reddish color and poured out of the bottle with a nice head on it. The taste was initially a clean sweetness followed by a strong roasty finish. Iím not usually a nut brown fan, but I enjoyed this beer very much.
kilgore41599 (98) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A good Nut Brown, but clearly not Newcastle. It has a deep flavor to it that is tough to find.
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 21, 2001
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep murky chestnut brown. Thin head. Unfiltered. Aroma of steady chocolate malts and dry nuts. Nice mellow body with a solid chocolate malt base and some nuts. Dry with a slightly sour and metallic taste, from the water or yeast maybe? Decent brown.