unixweb (237) - Sherman, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Of the three Real Ales in my Kroger sampler six pack, this is my favorite. Medium-brown ale, with some lacing in the glass. Clean, nutty aroma, with notes of cocoa and malt. The taste is a bit sweeter than the aroma, but that’s a good thing. I was surprised at the depth of the flavors, and the roasted goodness of the brew. The palate is a bit oily but it works in this case, and leads to a lingering, smooth if a bit sour finish. I like this very much and I will look for it in a six pack by itself!
wombat23 (294) - Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the source. Clear brown color with small white head. Nose is roasted malts and coffee. Taste is roasted malts, coffee, light chocolate, and has a fair amount of nuttiness. Good.
darbeer75 (254) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Real Ale brewery; Aroma: nutty and chocolatey; Appearance: dark amber with off white head; Taste: nice flavor; nutty but not bad -- not unnatural like many nut ales; malty, not very complex -- reminiscent of a porter; Palate: medium-heavy body; Overall: favorite pour of the day; would buy again if I find it.
DrNosha (1325) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - NOV 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz Flasche. Dunkelbraunes Bier. Nussiges Aroma, Röstmalz, Schokolade. Geschmack etwas flacher. Haselnuss, geröstete Kokosnuss.
dlihcsnatas (570) - Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
It’s very brown with a decent head. Most brown ales I have had are more amber than brown but this one is brown as I guess it should be. Smells roasted with some smoke in it. Taste is caramel, roasted malts, and herbal bitterness. Left a very dry sawdust like aftertaste that was not too desirable. It’s decent and one that I am sure will visit again. Last had this in 2009 and my thoughts on it then are pretty much same now.
BeerRenter76 (647) - Texas, USA - SEP 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Originally rated on 2/4/08. A decent brown ale with flavors of nuts, faint hints of fruit,and roasted malt. a little bitter but not bad. a little on the watery side, with a smooth finish. better than many other browns but not great
BiiruBierBeer (896) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 7, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice rich malty smell. Taste is malty with notes of raisin and fig. Medium body, medium carbonation, and some foam.
ttoadee (1155) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear medium brown pour, no head to speak of. Nose is mild coffee and roasted grain. Bittersweet. Middle is nutty malt, medium mouth-feel, touch of coco. Sweetness tapers off some at the end, but still controls the flavor profile. Nice Brown.
BVery (9167) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Cottonwood. Brown pour but not terribly dense. Smaller white head. Nut and coffee, hint of sweetness. Not bad in the style for sure.
tapthis (219) - Baytown, Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poors a dark brown color, with minimal head and good lacing. has a nut brown taste. has a bite of an aftertaste
vyvvy (5302) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours chestnut brown with a beige head. The aroma has nutty toasted malt, mild bread, hazelnuts and richness. It has a medium body with modest carbonation. The flavor starts with less rich / drier version than the aroma with more dry bread, muddy malt and nutty notes. The finish is dry and has some light hops along with the rest. Nice brown ale.