Drake (7834) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewpub. Pours a dark brown color with a large creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of chocolate, nuts, mild hops. The taste is big chocolate notes, mild nuttiness and citrus hops. Medium bodied. A little bit on the sweet side, but a solid beer.
cwinter56 (6) - here, Virginia, USA - JAN 2, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is an incredible nut brown. This is the best nut brown I have ever had and maybe the best beer I’ve ever had. I have been trying to make a nut brown myself for many years and haven’t been able to make one this good. Medium bodied. The nuttiness is nicely balanced and does not over power the typical smooth brown ale characteristics but adds enough flavor that it isn’t boring as a lot of the other mass produced brown ales.
Elwood (2960) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Serving: Draft at the brewpub. Here’s one you don’t have every day, a nice nut brown ale! It pours a dark brown with a small, light tan head. The nose is full of nuttiness and toasted malt. The flavor is true to style with lots of nuttiness, a touch of caramel, a slight bitterness, and a clean finish. Light to medium body. I rather enjoyed this one.