PhillyBeer2112 (2525) - 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.
kilgore41599 (98) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 19, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very tasty and very close to and on some days equal to Newcastle Brown Ale
blipp (6114) - Newark, New Jersey, 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.
AskForJenny (1020) - Ontario, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hand derawn sample at Autumn Festival of Ales - French toast on front, hops on back. Novel, but I’m not sure when I’d want it. Breakfast, maybe.
KyotoLefty (6465) - 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.
Sammy (8663) - 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
BuckNaked (1230) - Tempe, Arizona, 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.
shadey (1900) - 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.
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Growler from the brewery. Pours chestnut brown with a one finger tan head. Aroma of sweet, smoked nuts and a mild hoppy spiciness. Flavor follows suit with smokey maltiness dominating, but a definite sprucey hops character is there, along with a mild earthy richness. Moderately thick mouth feel, smoothly carbonated.
puzzl (3251) - 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.