BMan1113VR (7682) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 17, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottlee from kosko20. Pours a hazy chestnut hue with a thickish, medium sized off-white heead. Aroma of nuts, a bit of maple and some chocolate. Taste is nuts and caramel with a bit of oatmeal and cinnamon and a couple of hops poking through. Watery with light bubbles.
adnielsen (7555) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2011 Bottle in Minneapolis. Dark amber brown appearance with a brownish tan head. Toasty brown malty nose. Hazel nutty and quite toasty brown ale flavor with a hint of maple syrup. Sweet, nutty finish.
3fourths (7505) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - JAN 6, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft pint at Dotty’s in Madison. Light nuttiness, with some sweet chewy malt flavors throughout. Munich-malt is what it tastes like, with some sweet tea and maple. A decent brown ale but very simple and uncomplex.
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 17, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. I have been intrigued to try this one just because of the name which I think is quite cool. Dark brown - mahogany body, with a decent sized off white head. (3+) Dominant yet restrained roasty aroma with mild chocolate and malt undertones. Flavour is moderately roasty again, with the chocolate slightly more prominent in the flavour. Mild nuttiness throughout becomes more distinct and more clearly hazelnut in the finish. Medium bodied palate. I am suitably impressed, quite yummy. Thanks for the trade JPDIPSO.
DocLock (7182) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to buckybeer for this one. Pours deep brown with 1-finger khaki head. Aroma of rich roasty malt, huge nuts (walnut, hazelnut, almond), brown sugar, peaty malt. Dense, complex, nutty palate, with flavors of roast malt, the aforementioned nuts, brown sugar, and cacao. This is a world class nut brown ale, and I cannot believe they didn’t add real nuts to this. If you don’t like this, then you are a real nutsack.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 2, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not very dark for a brown ale, more of an amber/light copper color with a big pillowy white head. Lightly roasted, nutty caramel malt aroma. Light, soft cashew flavor with subtle malty undertones. Body is a little thin, but the finish is a dry, sweet, and satisfying one. This is a good smooth and drinkable session brown ale.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 6, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle courtesy of Alraomon. Thanks Sean! Pours an inviting brown-tinged red color with a minimal off-white head. Aroma is strong green-apple with cherry and nutty notes. Smooth taste with caramel, nuts, apple and toasted malts. Medium bodied and very well balanced.
GT2 (6980) - Riverside, California, USA - JAN 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
355mL. Pour is exquisite for what I was expecting to be a pretty dull, boring beer. A clear, deep amber brown body is topped with a thick, fluffy, coffee tan head with excellent retention and big time lace. Pretty much the best you can ask for in a brown ale. Aroma at first is metallic but moves thankfully to black cherries and husky caramel malt and cinnamon. Taste is rich, creamy, lots of coffee cake, full bodied without a sugar presence. Slight bitterness adds balance and sharpness. Even a bit of spicy alcohol and coconut peeks through to make this feel richer than 5.5% would suggest. Mouthfeel is perfection. For session brown ale, this is a gold medalist.
Ughsmash (6909) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 8, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear deep amber pour with a good 1/2" of off-white head. Probably the least brown brown ale I’ve tried. Wonderful deep roasty and nutty aroma with some caramel, and toffee. Nice medium malty backbone, and smooth across the palate... with some bitter citric notes on the finish. Nutty flavor with just enough sweet caramel was balanced very well with both floral hops and a slight citric twist. Very well done, once again!
Dogbrick (6822) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Vinny’s bar at La Crosse airport. Dark brown color with a medium thin beige head. Thin sheets of lacing. Aroma of malt and walnuts. Medium body with a roasty character, lots of nutty and malty flavoring. The finish is clean and sweet with more malt and nut flavors. I like it!