Terminus (3381) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 1, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap at brewpub-pours a deep amber hue with very nice lacing (all of their beers have good lacing it seems). grainy, nutty, chocloate, earthy aroma. Lots of fresh malt grain flavors going on in the palate. Some saaz hops detectible in the finish-put a nice tingle on the tongue. decent brown ale
Padron4KM (703) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - SEP 5, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with a large tan head. Nice lacing.
Aroma is sweet and malty, with a faint scent of hops.
flavor is roasty,light coffee, light chocolate, light bitter.
Braudog (6042) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 13, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Opaque with a big tan head. Highly nutty and lightly bittered. Creamy consistency. Lightly coffee’d. Pretty good.
scottyg (79) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Definitely one of Nimbus’s best brews. Heavy enough for your typical dark beer drinker, but light (not in color) enough for someone new to the scene. Nice hints of nuts and chocolate. Nice color and head.
GEOBRAU (188) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 24, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: dark brown to opaque in appearance.Sweet followed by roasted subdued bitterness. Brown Ale? A bit more of a Porter if you ask me. Drinkable nontheless.
PullMeABeer (203) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 17, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2005 12 oz bottle. Pours brick red/brown with a fluffy tan dimpled head. Aroma is sweet and malty. I truly do not see any bubbles rising from the beer. Flavor is nutty malt and a great balance of slight sweetness and bitterness that seem to void each other out into perfect equilibrium. Light/Medium body. Very tasty. Re-Rate from 4.2 to 3.5.
aleman2004 (8) - Alabama, USA - FEB 18, 2004 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Smooth brew with roasty/nutty flavor, true to its' name. Nice finish. A excellent beer of it's style.
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - FEB 2, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep dark color. Quite pleasant on the nose, rich brown ale aroma. Chocolates and malts float on the palate. Smooth fairly full-bodied, very quaffable.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
The words "Brown Ale" are written so small on the label, at first I couldn't tell what style of beer this was. As I poured it, it came out almost still, like a barleywine. Murky and black, I figured it must be called Old Nimbus Barleywine or at the very least it was some sort of doppelbock - perhaps the Nimbonator. But upon tasting this Brown Ale, first impressions are stripped away due to the beer's schwarzbier thickness. Chocolate and coffee predominate, and it's about as roasty as as most light porters. I'd say more carbonation is needed for it to look more like a beer and less like a glass of flat Coke. Overall, this is an enjoyable non-bitter brown ale/light porter.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - NOV 26, 2003
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2004 Although brown in color, this could have been anything. In my humble opinion, the beer was boring. Quite malty, no head to speak of.