hivemind (780) - New York, New York, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at USB 08/13/2012 with Erica. Beer I had was called the Buster Brown. I don’t know if that’s this one, but there is no info available online on the Buster Brown, and since some of their other beers go by multiple names, I’m going to assume this is it. Anyway, the beer I drank had a deep fudge color with a brown tint (very nice). Aroma was sweet cherry with nuts and chocolate. Flavors were on the same track. They go light on the nut, which I love. Very sweet for a brown ale. Light-bodied.
davidm (1979) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 9, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at USB. Named "USB Friar Brown", with 5.5% ABV. Great brown ale. Aromas of caramel, chocolate, and a touch of spice. Taste is sweet, with good length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Brown, with no head.
ROGUE (2145) - Newark, Delaware, USA - DEC 29, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at brew house. Poured a deep amber topped with a thin one finger tan head. A faint nutty and toasted bread aroma. The taste is bigger than the aroma, but follows suit along with a sweet maltiness. Rich, full mouth feel, very drinkable.
Cryotek (206) - Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 5, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bold, and mabe a little spicey. Light bodied. Watery roasted coffee taste. Coffee scent comes thru also. Malt taste barely comes out. One of the better brews they had on tap that day.
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had this one on draught at the brewpub in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Billed as "Havisham Nut Brown Ale." Cloudy dark brown pour with a filmy white head, faint roasted peanut aroma, caramel and mixed nuttiness in the taste, but a timid watery finish.
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 8, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled in the Manchester pub. Clear brown color with a ring of offwhite lace. Mild aroma and flavor of nuts and vanilla. The body is light with soft carbonation.
yespr (36046) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From tap at the brewpub in Cambridge (as havisham nutbrown ale). Pours nutbrown with a little off white head. Mild malty aroma with a hint of bitterness. Roasted malt flavour, mild and dry. Malty dry finish.
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 21, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Manchester. Robe brune foncée très claire sans mousse. Arômes légers de malt torréfié. Saveurs âpres de malt caramélisé. Finale citronnée.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - APR 25, 2007
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Manchester location. Murky brown with a fluffy white head. Rather light nose, lightly nutty malt and mild chocolate. Mild flavors of milk chocolate and lightly bitter nuts, some sweet maltiness. OK beer.
TomDecapolis (4617) - Milton, Delaware, USA - APR 20, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the Harvard location billed as the Havishum Nut Brown. Pours a lightly hazy ruby/brown amber with an average creamy lacing head. Aroma of toasted malts, nuts, caramel and hints of honey. Flavor of toasted sweet malts, some light nuts and caramel.