gdoak (23) - Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2005
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2005 Sweet, nutty flavor that was far more smooth than I expected. Brown in color with tan head. Very excellent. Would certainly try this one again.
PullMeABeer (203) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 11, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. I’ve been looking forward to trying this beer for a while. Pours a deep brick/brown, a small frothy head quickly fell to nothing, and carbonation is very light. Aroma is very light, sweet maltyness, hazelnut extract (mmmm!!), really nothing else(?). Flavor is smooth, with light malt and very nutty bitterness, quite nice. Carbonation bites my tongue a little and the body is much lighter that I would have expected. All in all highly drinkable brown ale, just wasn’t as robust ("EL GRANDE NUTZ!!!!!!") as I thought it would be.
Cashazza (217) - Morganville, Maryland, USA - FEB 2, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hands down the BEST brown ale I’ve had...and I LOVE the "nectar!" (don’t ask)....Brown appearance (hence, brown ale), creamy, sweet, roasted malts, lots of nuts going on there, and smooooooooth, baby. Wow, this push to 200’s kicking my ass.
Cartoonkhaki (1221) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown ligke a cola with light brown head.. Malty aroma roasted chocolaty flavour ..Smooth palate.. soft background of hazelnuts that bounces off the roastedness and light bitter of hops.. great beer...
Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 28, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
poured a brown color with little to no head. Chocolate smell.. Very heavy on the hazelnut and chocolate flavors. finishes with a little bitternes. Very Nice brown ale..
madsberg (10684) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled: Reddish brown coloured. Clear. Light brown and dense head. Loads of chocolate, sweetness and some fruit in the aroma. Flavour is dominated by chocolate as well. Is rather sweet and light malty and fruity. Is smooth and light hoppy. Ends on a light bitter note. Is medium bodied.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really enjoyed this brown (again, not my style) Roasted maltiness in aroma. Mocha Hazelnut flavor and finish with a nice balance of hoppiness. I’d like another.
kyzr (1153) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - JAN 18, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep color with little to no head. Big toasted nose to it. Great smooth flavors of toasted nuts mixed with a touch of molasses. Nice light hop to it. Very clean finish.
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - JAN 15, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber. Tasted @ 50°+. Brown with a khaki head. Malty, mild hops, hazelnut aroma. Malty, chocolate, mild roastiness, coffee?, hazelnut. Nice mouthfeel, aftertaste is moderatlely sweet with a mild hazelnut flavor. An enjoyable beer.
lamas (1439) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 14, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours a deep mahogany with thin bubbly tan head. Aroma is nutty, roasty and malty. Taste is malty and a little on the thin side. Roasty malts are present and a little stale tasting. Finishes with a nutty taste. This beer might not be too great but at least it stays true to its name.