shrubber85 (6515) - 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.
jtclockwork (6256) - , 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.
Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - APR 11, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber with a thin white head. Smells nutty with lots of chocolate and some earthiness. Tastes Chocolatey with some nutty undertones. More of a pale porter than a brown ale.
Ibrew2or3 (6210) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 30, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big thanks to jarlbartar for bonusing me this brew. Pours deep golden brown with distinguished half inch white head. The nose is full of roasty maltiness, nuttiness and mild yeast spiciness. The initial moment of flavor seems to start out like a typical brown with a charge of malt astringency. But here it is faint and very brief. The taste quickly becomes rich, smooth, malty and nutty. The roastiness starts first then nuttiness enters along with faint caramel candy. Nice mild nutty after taste. Very nice.
Emil (6069) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. A amber beer with a tan head. The aroma is nutty with caramel and chocolate, the taste is a bit dry and also with caramel, nuts and chocolate, a bit arteficial, some hop nots. Medium body with a dry dusty finish.
sebletitje (6024) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 9, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
courtesy of abents.
Pours amber with off white head.
Aroma is malty with light hazelnut nose, light hops with some esters.
Taste toasted malts, nutty mouthfeel. Overall finish has good notes of the hazelnuts but also some hints of chocoltae and caramel.
Possible ester palate with some faint fruity notes of dark fruits/pear in the after taste.
At 5.5% this is an amazing brew, very drinkable.
blutt59 (5914) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, brown amber with white foam head, roast malt and toffee aroma, flavor of roasted nuts, toffee, stewed fruit, nice beer
Glouglouburp (5883) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 11, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In short: A very nice cashew-like nuttiness and a little too much brown sugar. Good brew that could have been great.
How: Bottle 12oz. Consumed probably fresh a few weeks after receiving it as a bonus from rudolf. Thanks Rudy
The look: Cloudy golden amber body topped by medium beige head
In long: The pleasant nose displays notes of a freshly baked nutty cake, woody hops, and yeasty notes. The beer is actually quite tasty for the style. The strong nutty character is different than most other nutty beers I’ve had. Here it is more like eating “normal” cashews and hazelnuts than the usual roasted nuts I get from other nutty beers. The beer is a little too sweet with strong notes of brown sugar and the woody hops are not enough to balance it out. Overall this is decent brew that could have been a superior nutty session ale if only a little less sweet. A decent treat, but not as much as real fat squirrel nuts, a Quebec delicacy.
after4ever (5740) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 14, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12-oz. Thanks, Facto! Pours hazy dark amber with a thick and bubbly but short-lived head. Minimal lacing. These guys have packaging down pat; one look at their labels, pretty much any of them, and I am in the mood for a beer and my expectations are boosted a bit. Nice graham cracker, cola nut, and walnut nose. Firm, medium body with active carb, well-modulated. Molasses, light semi-sweet chocolate, and plenty of nuts on the mid-palate. Nice acetic, lingering dry finish. One of the better browns, for sure--especially given that it’s a straight brown, rather than an "imperial."
drowland (5719) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 26, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hilarious name, and a pretty good beer, too. This is one of the better browns out there - get some!