CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 30, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a transparent copper amber with a small, frothy, well-lacing head. Has a slightly toasted and nutty crystal malty nose with some English hops. Starts with average fullness and some biting carbonation with a touch of grapefruity bittering hops and dry, nutty malty flavors toward a crisp finish. Pretty smooth and drinkable, but nothing out of the ordinary.
kramer (4366) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear light brown body with a fizzy and foamy off-white head that actually left some lacing. The nose is nutty with some light hops and a bit of spice. The flavor is slightly grainy toasted and cereal grains with just a bit of spice on the back end. Really just the average run of the mill Brown Ale with a bit of winter spicing tossed in. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a bit of clinginess on the back end. Moderate fizzy carbonation. Overall, drinkable, but nothing memorable at all.
ant880 (39) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 20, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
After being fairly impressed with the Indian Brown in the Winter 12-pack, this one was a bit disappointing. Very nice nutty aroma, but the taste was a bit disappointing. Seemed overly simplified.
scottw86 (1039) - Maryland, USA - JAN 19, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a dark reddish brown with a nutty aroma. Taste was very nutty with some nice sweetness. A little too much carbonation? Not much aftertaste.
sallad (115) - USA - JAN 17, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear bronze with a fizzy head. Toffee, caramel and light coffee in the nose. Nutty flavors up front give way to a dark caramel sweetness. Finishes somewhat clean with lingering woody tinges, maybe some corn sugar remnants.
cfrancis (2016) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown colour with aromas of nut and hops. Taste is a nut, honey and hops. A really nice beer on a cold day.
jimmack34 (632) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours brownish red with a soft small tan head. Smells like piney hops at first and then a carmely roasted malt smell follows. Taste hops up front, followed by a sweet semi-burnt molasses flavor, sorta nutty, then the bitterness of the hops comes through. Aftertaste is dry and sweet. Very good brew.
shadey (1820) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 8, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2009 12oz bottle from BOTW. Pours a nice clear brown with a quickly diminishing head of frothy white. Aroma is sweet earthy malts, that do remind of nuts. The flavors are also similar. Delicious really.7/3/7/4/17
RERATE. 12oz bottle from BOTW. Dark amber pour with a ring of white and splotches. Aroma is a sweet brown with a good amount of nuttiness and a touch of spice. Flavor is nice as well. Saranac is really doing a good job with these reasonably priced beers. 6/3/6/3/16
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle thanks to Butters. Light reddish cherry wood color with a grippy dirty white head with nice lacing. Malty nutty, tinny aroma. Taste is nutty and harshly bitter.
Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 6, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours brown with a thin tan head. Smells nutty with some earthy undertones. Tastes spicy and nutty with an earthy finish.