jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2004
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Brown color with little or no head. The taste has a malty sweetness as the dominating taste pattern. Has some slight spicy or nutty notes. It feels rather thin and watery.
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - JUN 27, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very dark red color. Has a slight nutty aroma. Flavor is fruity and nutty. This is a much, much , much better brown ale than New Castle. Over all a nice brew.
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very pretty red color, deep. No skunk, even with the clear bottle. Far superior to Newcastle. Very malty, with a very English hop presence. Actually, not my favorite Brown... I have never been incredibly impressed with Sam Smith, maybe it’s my wanton need for American hops and malts, who knows...
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUN 25, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep red in color and clear. Nice long lasting head. Malty. Caramel fruity aroma. Nice full body. Some bitterness in the finish. Great.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - JUN 25, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
660 ml bottle. Deep brick red and clear. Tan lasting nice head. Slight carmel fruity aroma. Smooth carmel malt flavor. Nice body. A malt lover’s brew for sure. Slight hint of bitterness in the finish.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a pretty good beer. Very enjoyable drink, as it goes down smooth and flavourful. I have only had it out of the bottle and would love to try it on tap.
Brodie (540) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - JUN 16, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slight fruitiness, caramel malt, sherry and wet cardboard in the aroma. Clear red-amber color, decent off-white head. Caramel and hazelnut in the flavor, just a hint of herbal hops, even finish. Medium-full body, pretty smooth. I’m glad I finally found an un-skunked bottle of this beer. A little oxidized, but not bad.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark Coloring. Slightly Roasted Flavor. Not a bad brown ale at all. Not overly nutty like some tend to get.
Imbockinsxtx (82) - Big Bend (Benavides, TX), Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer has a very dark appearance with an off white rocky head. Pleasant roasty sweet aroma with some alcoholic presence. The mouthfeel is at first watery but flavours galore are apparant. Burnt pie crust, roasted malts, and smoky nuttiness are readily discernable. The brew starts sweet but ends a little bitter. There exists a copious amount of Lacing on the glass. For such a watery conconction and to pull off everything that I have mentioned I am sure is not an easy task. Kudos to Sam Smith and Co. This beer accomplishes a true balance between a hardy beer and a very drinkable potion that can be had again and again and again . Salud!
hopdog (11274) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear reddish-brown with a huge tan head. Sweet roasted, nutty, malt aroma. Roasted, nutty taste. Sweet to start with a light bitter aftertaste. Samuel Smith’s has always been one of my favorite brewing companies (we go back a long way) and the Nut Brown is on of my favorite beers brewed by them.