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!
drunkymcbeer99 (1) - USA - JAN 18, 2003 does not count
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Delicious beer to have with a meal. Not too heavy and not too light. Just right with a great flavor that is subtle yet sweet and very smooth.
morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 10, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
ClarkVV (3902) - 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.
andy609 (143) - Auburndale, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 24, 2003
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 28, 2003 A friend of mine picked up a six pack of this up on a beer run last week and it was great. Heavy dark taste with hints of chocolate. Terrific brew.
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.
jgb9348 (4923) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown in colour, and very sweet in the smell. The smell gives you no idea on the taste however. One quick sip will blow you away. The taste is completely nutty and strong. I think this tastes more nutty than a spoonful of peanut butter! I don't necessarily like a 'nutty' taste in a beer, but the beer definately gives you what the label says, so thats why my rating is so high. A good beer as the label implies, however I don't think it is a great beer for everyone! If you want a nutty taste, definately try this!
Sawicz (9) - USA - JAN 13, 2003 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is one of my favorites. A great taste and relatively smooth. It is a bit pricey even if you buy it in the region, but a fine Brown ale.
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 didn’t 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.
Discofish (152) - USA - SEP 27, 2002
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
There is nothing unpleasant about this beer, but it lacks character. Almost no nuttyness. I paid $6.00 for a 6 pack, and there are way better nut browns for the price.