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A dark brown ale deriving maltiness from two types of American crystal malts, yet not overly heavy in body. Rounded with a nutty flavor from chocolate malt and a hint of black patent malt. Finished with aromatics from Czech Saaz hops.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
maxwelldeux (4086) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown color with a very small head on there. Nose has hints of nuttiness to it, but is not particularly fragrant. Taste is also just a bit sour, and seems like itís spoiled a bit. Not very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
SlimHabib (277) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Bottle pour. Dark brown with creamy tan head. Chocolate, nut, and coffee aroma. Creamy medium body. Chocolate and coffee taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rdixon77 (1403) - Georgia, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Forgettable brown. Chocolate brown colored. Nutty and chocolate taste. Slightly bitter finish. Not horrific, but just another brown.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drowland (6596) - Georgia, USA - OCT 5, 2014
10/5/14. 12oz bottle from Exit 18. Nutty aroma, mild chocolate, smells very much like the red of theirs I just tried. Chalky flavor, tannic grains, some nuttiness and chocolate. Meh

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
acaffar2 (42) - - AUG 19, 2014
Tastes like a sour and a brown ale smashed into one. It's tasty, but sort of bland.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (2959) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 21, 2014
From a bottle from Lazy Dog. Pours hazy copper brown with a fizzy off white head. Tastes nutty, like dry roasted malt, light bitter grapefruit. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like sweet roasted malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (4100) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear amber with creamy beige head. Aroma is toasted and caramel malts, light woody notes, faint spice, faint fig, and faint prunes. Flavor is dry malts, light sweetness, light toast, light bitterness, and faint dark fruit esters; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JHeath99 (1309) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Bottle shared by sonnycheeba. Pours an opaque dark brown with a thin layer of beige head. Aroma of nuts and malts. Taste of

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chinchill (2690) - South Carolina, USA - APR 21, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2014 12 oz bottle poured into a snifter. Beer is clear dark brown but nearly opaque in the glass. Small tan head quickly reduced to a thin partial crown leaving spotty lacing. Aroma: Medium malts, toffee, chocolate and a hint of roasted nuts and vanilla. Flavor: caramel and medium roasted malts and a touch of vanilla. Good sweet/bitter balance. Mouthfeel: smooth; coarse, medium carbonation imparts a bit of tingle. Medium body. Overall: the good bottles were modestly better than average nut brown ale; but 2-3 others were drain pours.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VengefulOdin (193) - , Missouri, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Iím currently ďon ice,Ē dealing with a winter storm. Luckily I have beer to keep my company. 12 ounce stubby bottle poured into a plastic cup. When youíre stuck at your hotel you canít be picky. Nimbus states that this is an American Brown Ale, so Iíll be reviewing it as such. The beer pours with a frothy creamy head, somewhat uneven. Not sure if thatís my choice of glassware. Color is a deep brown with very pretty ruby highlights. Clarity is difficult to discern but this appears to be almost brilliantly clear, but again with my choice of glassware I canít say for certain. Aroma is deeply bready and toasty, reminding me a little bit of a toasted English muffin, topped with a mixture of dark brown sugar and dry cocoa powder. Smells really inviting, actually, with a promise of malt sweetness. No real hop character is present in the nose, maybe something earthy buried in the background. No alcohol phenols or yeast characteristics. The beer takes a while to acclimate to, as the taste doesnít really follow the smell. There is a big chocolate note up front, followed by what I would describe as earthy hop bitterness. There is a faint note of dark fruit Ė raisin or plum Ė which could be a function of fermentation or possibly dark crystal malt. The body of this beer is relatively light, and you could even criticize it for being a little bit thin. Carbonation is low to medium Ė this beer does not have a lot of carbonic bite. I wonder if this was brewed with oats or something else, as it has a little bit of slickness in the mouth with a slightly ashy or acrid (and I donít mean that in a bad way) finish. Nimbus leans more towards the sweet side of the Brown Ale style, not necessarily cloying but certainly right on that edge. Overall this he beer balances to the light and sweet side. To me, it feels more like an Imperial Southern English Brown or Imperial Mild ale. Which is okay. However, I was hoping for a more classic example of an American Brown Ale. Iíd like to see the body of the beer bumped up a tad. Additionally the hopping could be bumped up pretty significantly, to help balance out the malt sweetness. Itís a pleasant beer nonetheless and Iím not disappointed having tried it.

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