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A smooth, full-bodied nut brown ale, lightly hopped with a hint of roasted and crystal malts. This ale is dark in color without the heavy taste of porter or stout.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kyzr (1143) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - OCT 13, 2003
Nice dark color with light brown head, slight nose of hops too. Good solid roast flavor with hints of coffee. Nice smooth finish.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bb (6691) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 11, 2003
Bottle. It's a dark beer with a good head. Everythign about the beer is dominated by a roastiness (they say a hint? bah). I'd prefer a hoppier brown, less roasty, and one that wasn't a stout using another name. It's not bad, but it's in the wrong style. The marketing guys must have determined that it would sell better if they didn't call it a stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VAYankee (327) - Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2003
Poured dark brown with a tall tan head. Aroma of roasted malt with a bit of hops and chocolate. Flavor starts pleasantly sweet quickly transitioning to primarily dry roasted malt with just a bit of nuttiness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - OCT 9, 2003
Not quite what I expected until I poured it into a glass and got a whiff. Could almost be mistaken for a stout. Nice subtle nut-coffee-toasted malt tones and very smooth. Quite nice.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jgb9348 (4486) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2003
Dark brown in colour with a thick light brown head. Subtle aroma of roasted malt, nuts and a tiny bit of both chocolate and coffee. Medium-bodied; Strong initial flavour of nuts, malt and that slight coffeeness. Aftertaste very subdued anly showing a tiny bit of the malt and hardly any of the other flavours. Overall, a good beer...actually good for the style-most closely related with a porter aside from the currently categorised brown ale. I bought this twelve ounce bottle at The Fresh Market in Knoxville, Tennessee.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - SEP 23, 2003
Dark brown with a good head that quickly recedes, but leaves nice lacing on the glass. The aroma is mostly roasted malts, there is some really nice hop flavor in the taste. Great brown ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 17, 2003
Brown, almost opaque with a medium tan head and nice lacing. Nice roasted malts, light hops and bitter chocolate in the aroma. Sweet and bitter, chololate, nuts, almost porter-ish in character. Medium body and easy carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog (5485) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2003
Opaque brown beer, almost black, with a quickly dying toffee head. There's a definite roasted nut aroma here, and an unsurprising nut flavor to go with it. It's a bit light on the mouth, perhaps, but otherwise an excellent American nut brown.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerGod (5045) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2003
The front of the bottle says this is a "Light Brown Ale". However, this pours dark brown with a shade of red in the mix. Almost no head on this. I hope it's not flat. This has a malty nose but also some hops. It has an industrial smell to it. Like a medicinal hop scent. Not really pleasant or appetizing. The taste redeems the aroma. Sweet malted tongue with hints of chocolate and coffee along with a few hops. The aftertaste is a little bittersweet, but still pleasant. Worth trying.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trappist (284) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 11, 2003
Not much to talk about on this one, good but not great. This had a fairly dark brown color, and it does not sit heavy. Medium head and not very bitter at all. I am still partial to Sam Smiths Nut Brown ale though.


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