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RATINGS: 170   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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A 2002 Bronze Medal Winner in the North American Brewers' Association competition. This northern Arizona favorite has a consistent nutty flavor with just a hint of spice in its depths. A slowly emerging bitterness crops up along the way and is unobtrusively incorporated into the smooth flow. It finishes with a gentle nuttiness and spiciness. Excellent with sandwiches and subs.


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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 14, 2013
A - Pours a clear garnet/amber with a 1.5 finger kahki head S - Honey, brown bread, waffle batter, raisins, sugar coated black walnut, ripe plums, molasses. T - Strong honey hits the palate followed by raisin brown bread, light brown sugar, strong tea tannins, and some malty undertones. Finishes sweet and malty. M - Light side of medium body with low carbonation. Leans on a raisin infused malt background. Lots of honey and nuts here. Sweetness carries through to the finish. Serving type: bottle 10-05-2011


1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
cmicelli (3) - Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2014 does not count
Iím having a hard time trying to enjoy this beer, Iíve had it several times now and there has been a 6 pack sitting in the fridge for a few weeks now being ignored. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a shaker; reddish/med brown, nice dense head that retains for 3-4 minutes. Thick mouthfeel but strangely watered down. Bitter burnt/roasted malts with a mellow sweetness, very light trace of caramel, if there are hops in here I donít taste or smell them. Honestly, I canít even detect the the nuts, the roasted flavor pretty much overwhelms any other flavors in this beer for me. The smell is very representational of the taste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maxwelldeux (3681) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown color with a small tan head on it. Nose is quite nutty with a lot of toasting. Taste is toasty and light with just a bit of sweetness on the back end. Decent brew.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (3940) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2014
Location: Draft at the Brewpub, 3/3/14

Aroma: The aroma is nutty and malty, nothing much beyond that, but on-style
Appearance: It pours a nice chestnut color with a beige head and some strong lace
Flavor: The flavor is nutty and malty as well, with a late lightly bitter hop component for balance
Palate: This one has a soft mouthfeel with a light-medium body and a lightly dry finish
Overall Impression: Not a bad nut brown at all. Simple and on-style, with just enough of a hop presence to keep it from being completely one-dimensional.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
krumbum (521) - truckee, California, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Deep amber brown quickly dissipating head. Nutty sweet smells. Nutty bitterness. Its wet malty nut finish.

2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
DiarmaidBHK (3418) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2013
Bottle from AJís Fine Foods Scottsdale. Pours brown with a thin khaki head. Decent toffee notes on the nose. Tastes like butterscotch. Ew! Luckily it doesnít linger that long. Not feeling this one at all.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Caytinator (948) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 2, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2014 Dark brown translucent color, big head fades down to a stable white head. Strong aroma. I like my nut browns not quite as nutty as this I guess, this is borderline heavyhanded. It has some toasty notes too, but a light palate with a long aftertaste. Needs a more complex taste, maybe a different yeast or better combination of malts. It feels simple but it still tastes good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (7651) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 18, 2013
Draught @ Oak Creek Pub and Grill, Sedona, AZ
Pours clear amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, nuts and floral. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with an average caramel finish. Body is light to medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Geokkjer (5787) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 18, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Pours amber with a small off wire head. Aroma of malt, caramel, some berries and a hint of toasted malt. Flavor is sweet and malty with some berries, caramel and fruitiness. Medium body, average carbonation.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yngwie (13617) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 18, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. A clear brown beer with a dense light beige head. Roasted nose with toffee hints and a nutty hint. A faint touch of prunes as well. The flavor is lightly roasted, toffee, nut hints and some prunes in the flavor. Some bitterness. Quite thin, with pleasant carbonation, dry. Roasted finish with toffee and bitterness. Except that itís too thin on the palate, itís a pretty nice beer. 130818

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beergeek23322 (2283) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2013
December 2011. Sampled at the brewpub in Sedona. Redbrown color with malty and nutty aromas. Sweet flavors, slighty bitter finish from the hops.


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