Drake (8503) - 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.
JoeMcPhee (8411) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber pour with a thin white head. The aroma is quite lovely. Soft sweet toasted malts with a very fresh bready quality. A faint kiss of cocoa on the back. Quite fresh tasting with a nice sweet malt complexity. Faint toast malt flavour. Light aroma and a kiss of lightly roasted coffee. It’s fairly sweet up front but with a nice rounded roasty finish on the back. There is a kiss of spice and enough complexity to keep me interested. More amber than brown, but the beer itself is well-made and pretty tasty.
GT2 (8380) - San Diego County, 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.
jtclockwork (8254) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2010 Bottle thanks to Rando7. Dark clear amber pour. Nose is nuts and roasted malts. Taste is roasted malts, buttered toast and nuts.
Dogbrick (7998) - 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!
3fourths (7979) - Boulder, Colorado, 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.
BMan1113VR (7854) - 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.
DocLock (7832) - 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.
jercraigs (7790) - 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.
shrubber85 (7561) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Chocolate and nut malt aroma. Dark amber with large off-white head. Sweet nutty chocolate malt and mildly bitter fresh hay hops flavor. Very nice - another NG winner.