ChainGangGuy (4559) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 23, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Best When Served By: BLANK. I’m sure it’s fine, though. I’m sure of it!
Appearance: Pours out a clear, dark brown body with a bubbly, light beige-hued head.
Smell: A malt, chiefly nutty nose, though there’s plenty of chocolate, caramel, and light roast to be found as well. Meager dehydrated dark fruits beneath the maltiness. Again: nuts.
Taste: Where I found the aroma to be largely nutty, the taste was mainly of chocolate powder. Supported by additional malty influences of sweet dark caramel, toasted nuts, and a splash of mellow coffee. Light raisin-like fruitiness. Subtle earthy hop character with a light hint of clean bitterness. Finishes smooth, sweetish, and with more of those fine malt tastes.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: A pleasant, tasty, low-alcohol, malt-forward brown ale. Were I to have regular access to this, I’d keep it in steady refrigerator rotation.
cmc619 (501) - California, USA - NOV 22, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The state of North Carolina has brown ales figured out. Another fine example, this pours a deep brown with a thin-medium head that dies quickly. Aroma is light. Flavor almost delves into stout/porter territory, but keeps mouthfeel/smooth carbonation of a brown. Unusually sweet finish--maybe too much. Duck-Rabbit and Carolina Nut Brown still win, however. Highly drinkable.
craftbeerdesign (2250) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
tasting on 11/20/10. brown pour with a slim off white head. sweet nut aromas with hints of dark fruits. light body with a sweet candy nut flavor. roasted malt finish.
JaBier (5616) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear brown pour with a medium tan head. Aroma of grainy malt, caramel and some roast. Caramel malt sweetness with a bit of roast on the back end.
dlovell2 (1270) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Natty’s. Pours brown with amber tint with tan head. Sweet roasted malt aroma. Hints of grass. Sweet malt flavor with roasted flavors. A little molasses flavor.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 19, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Natty. Pours a amber almost brown thin head. aroma is buttery again, decent toffee, light roasty chocolate nuttiness. Flavor is grassy, butter, roast, chocolate, a bit of tootsie roll. Flavor is a bit weak but ok Brown Ale.
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Pours a generally clear dark cola brown with thin white head. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of nuts, maple syrup, caramel, brown sugar, slight booze, honey, some light spice. Flavor is sweet and malty with notes of burnt wood, caramel, honey, nuts, brown sugar. Generally light to medium body with a malty finish.
decaturstevo (5487) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 13, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A dark brown pour with hints of red a creamy tight head and lace. Toasted malt aroma. Rich maltiness with a hint of semi sweet caramel. Creamy carbonation and body. Very nice all round brown ale. I really liked this beer
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 8, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Medium brown in color with a thin white head. An over all nutty aroma with some mild choclate roastedness. Has a sweet candy chocolate flavor , but the body is a bit thin.
TheOrange (479) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is of syrupy sweet roasted malts. The pour is deep dark mahogany, with a nice frothy tan head. Flavor is what I like in a brown ale, not as full as I like I had hoped for. The flavor is dominated by the roasted malts, and their chocolate accents. The finish is slower, and very enjoyable. I really like this offering from Natty’s.