sersdf (1020) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2007 pretty good head for an NG, but itís not a very brown-colored beer. looks like an IPA frankly. no worries. still waiting for the aroma to announce its presence... pretty great taste. i can taste the nuttiness, but itís not very much like the other brown ales iíve had - though with 2 GIís, 1 SN and the rogue hazelenut, that doesnít say much. it actually has an alcoholish flavor that helps it quite a bit. finish is a bit drawn out however. would go really well with americana food. iíd gladly drink a 6pack of this any evening. itíd be nice if aroma dropped by to give me some company too. rerate: aroma and flavor are both all nuts. the latter has a good amount of chocolate too.
Zeswaft (1659) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 22, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
More of a dark copper/amber color than brown. A slight creamy head. There is sort of a sweet candy aroma. Flavor is mildly bitter, a little sour, and totally devoid of anything nutty. I donít care though because this is actually pretty tasty. Great, smooth mouthfeel. A little nut comes out over time. The body is fairly rich. Loses a point overall because itís not close at all to a nut brown in my opinion. I bet this is really good on tap....By the end of this bottle Iím thirsting for more. This is probably the best "brown ale" Iíve had though itís not very typical.
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - FEB 8, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to 1fastSTi for this one. Pours dark amber, light for a brown in my mind. Creamy khaki head that lasts a while. Mostly toasted nuttyness, with some toffeish notes in the aroma. Tastes toasty, nutty, lightly bitter. Not much hop presents beyond that, as it should be. Feels very nice in the mouth. Fuller bodied. Round. Sweetness hangs on for a bit. Enjoyable enough. Thanks Blake.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łůdż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I would like to age this unfiltered gem of a beer. Sent from the Cellar of Gondor. More nutty than many Browns, and by this I mean there is an underlying sweetness to add to the distinctive nut aromas. I think the hoppiness (spices, flowery tips of spices like a muted and petaly pepper) of this makes it a little thin on the palate. Thereís some iron in the flavors, too. Interesting mix. A good beer, but on the nuttier brown side, just so ya know.
deadguy (42) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 30, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottles "trucked" in from Wisconsin from a friend.
Nose of fresh sweet bread. Red amber body with a thin white head with light lacing. Initial taste is malts with hints of roasted nuts and a nice crisp, sharp hop taste - Amazing crispness for a brown ale. Nice balance of malts and hops. After taste is a nice subtle hazlenut.
antisnobJP (275) - St. Michael, Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Chestnut colored with a small finely bubbled off white head.
Smells like...well.. roasted nuts, of course. Sorry for not being more creative. Slight hop note in nose, but no fruitiness. Tastes so much like there is hazelnut extract in there somewhere, but there isnít. Amazing what quality toasted malts can do. Just a slight hint of fruitiness in the flavor. Slight sweetness doesnít linger past the dry roast finish. Good hop balance. Good stuff.
LePoopie (151) - Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 22, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice nutty aroma. Decent brown color with an off-white head. Has a wonderful nutty flavor to it. Decent body and carbonation. Overall, this is a good ale.
qdog (201) - Cleveland, Mississippi, USA - JAN 21, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, amber in color, small head with minimal lacing, nice aroma of roasted malt, follows through in the taste.
malachi (62) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden amber pour. Lively carbonation. Slight walnut/hop mix aroma. Smooth nutty flavor, but a burned/roasted nut finish grows. No real strong hop presence. Probably woudnít have again, but a good drinkable ale.
RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer offers an aroma that resembles roasted hazel nuts. It is a caramel brown color that has a decent head. This beer enters the mouth heavy yet smooth. It has a mild bitter nutty taste that lingers well.