Sammy (9826) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 27, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2007 I can taste the malt and its got hops. A very good brown with conventional brown appearance and tan head. Nutty carmel sweetness. A richness to it
KyotoLefty (7975) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 7, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Almost black. Roast malt aroma, with caramel, chocolae, nuts, and something like liquorice and/or tabacco. Very interestng nose. Nutty caramel flavor with decent fruitiness. Rich palate. Quite nice.
blipp (7211) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 9, 2008
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap and The Old Toad in Rochester. Poured dark ruby brown with a beige head. Aroma is almost all caramel. Medium body. Very interesting flavor. Sweet caramel, graham cracker, kettle corn, roasted chestnut, earthy, woody. Pretty original I thought, and very enjoyable.
jgb9348 (5174) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 10, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2003 New Rating:
Dark amber colour with ruby highlights. Thin off-white head. Smokey nuttiness in the aroma. Medium-bodied; Nutty flavour which fades to malt. Bittering aftertaste from the malt and nuts. Overal. pretty average for the style. I had this on draught at the Old Toad in Rochester, New York on 22-September-2003.
Found this rating in my palm from way before, but it is still valid. Dark brown in colour with a thin off-white head. Completely absent in smell, nothing going for it. Very light in 'nut' taste and somewaht bitter. An odd taste altogether. I had this on draught at the Old Toad in Rochester, New York on 25-January-2003.
zach8270 (3913) - Henrietta, New York, USA - SEP 26, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2008 [draft - 2004 Autumn Festival of Ales - Honeoye Falls, NY] Clear brown color with a very thin white head. Nutty and malty aroma with sweet and earthy notes. Creamy nut and malt flavor with a smooth finish.
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 17, 2006
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amazingly, almost zero aroma from the tap pour. Taste is hazelnut, wood chips, pretty buttery, slightly bitter and sour.
Ron (3109) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2015 2010 Autumn Festival of Ales. Poured a dark reddish brown. Thin off-white head. Smokey nuttiness in the aroma. Medium-bodied; Nutty flavor which fades to malt. Bitter aftertaste from the malt and nuts and hops.
PhillyBeer2112 (2660) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2000
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great malts and full body.
shadey (1998) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 24, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap: Brown pour with a white thin head. Nutty aroma, with a creamy brown ale flavor. Pretty decent brew.
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 2, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap: Dark amber brown color with a small tan head. Aroma: Smokey nuts, hint of malt. Flavor: initially a nice roasted nut taste that broadens to malt sweetness and later a bitter aftertaste. Has a medium body and a pleasing mouth feel, but doesn’t really excite the palate. Average for a Nut Brown, one of Custom Brewcrafters best.