WeeHeavySD (3356) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - JUN 15, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2008 Re-rate, Tap @ Rustico in Rockland, Maine, didn’t think I had had it. This was much better on tap. Poured amber with an off white head. Nose was sweet and malty. Taste was sweet and malty with a nice maple syrup finish much better than I thought it would be.
12 oz bottle. Light brown pour with a 2 Finger tan head. The aroma is light/nothing. The taste is light with a bit of sweetness. Overall a big ehhh.
cheap (3655) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2007
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Is this stuff brand new? Only 15 ratings? Slightly darker than your average beer. Brownish and clear. Interesting label. Has a creamy white thin head. Smell is OK, perhaps a little chocolaty Not really too nutty, more of a bitter development. Not as good as East End Fat Gary Nut Brown Ale, but better than DFH Brown ale. Not bad overall just wish it was a little more behaved. Does have a hoppy bitter finish that lingers for quite a while after the finish. Probably would not purchase again.
bonbright7 (181) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2007
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
This beer was a little better than the one I had before it, and the mild sweet malts made a decent display. The nuts did come through and were more evident as the beer grew warmer.
groot (7) - USA - MAR 27, 2007 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2007 this is a favorite on tap at flatbread in portsmouth, nh. super smooth with a subtle toasty finish. hoppier than most classic brown ales. organic aspect a huge plus to this smooth brew.
beersun (12) - California, USA - MAR 26, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow, this one is fantastic. The complexity of the body and the finish is spot on, without being overbearing. Extremely full of flavor without being too extreme. An strong example of the style.
beerphilosophy (14) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I had a great experience with this beer on draft. Doesn’t have a heady pour. Has distinctness in the taste. Chocolaty aroma that delivers in the taste without over-malting the flavor. Finishes with a solid and nice traditional nut brown flavoring. Could drink them all day - and look forward to doing so.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAR 20, 2007
1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Pours without much head from the bottle. Aroma is like the Smutty Hanami, which isn’t very good at all. Taste is all soap though, along with a nasty plastic. I cant take this anymore. Someone get me a decent beer.
jimhilt (2339) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 2, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a two finger white head that fades quickly to a thin layer leaving some lace. Clear mahogeny color. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Nutty nose. Starts with nutty bread flavor some hops, finish has hints of bitterness. $1.25 for a 12oz bottle from Smiley’s Beverage Dover, NH. Best by Nov 2005
argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 25, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(12oz bottle, best by 3/07) Crystal clear nut brown body topped by medium beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, molasses, some floral, light nutty. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, earthy, some nut sourness. Light-medium body, some acidity.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 19, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Copper in color with a small off white head. Aroma was of mild mild malt and chocolate. Flavor is mellow and thin, subtle malt and hop presence.Overall this is a very weak brown ale,hopefully they go back to the drawing board with this one.