blazingspiral (170) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - APR 9, 2008
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottles from whole foods in Abq. a more affordable 6 pack than the out-of-state micros, which is nice. pour is very dark brown, but not quite as dark as a porter. red and amber hues can be seen in the light. aroma is weak, with almost a macro-brew thing going on... not very promising. thankfully, the taste delivers a rich array of flavors (without being overly strong or assertive). the nuttiness is there, along with some good fresh-baked bread flavors, a bit of chocolate, and old world hops in the background. there is little bitterness, but just enough for the style. full-bodied and readily sessionable.
tomciccateri (977) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - NOV 22, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 12-ounce bottle, pours an opaque dark brown with great clarity but only a slight tan head. Light chocolate aroma. Medium body, less-than-full mouthfeel but reasonable malty sweet flavor and slight caramel character. A bit carbonated but not too bad. Lingering chocolatey finish. A decent Nut Brown.
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a very deep clear ruby with basically no head (from a very gentle pour). Heavy nut fragrance, surprise, surprise. Molasses present as well. Flavor is strong with nuts. Might be a bit too much for some as it is pretty distinct and in your face...err...mouth. Actually. I think it is a bit too much for me. It seems to just hijack the beer and take over everything, without allowing anything else to really speak for itself much. Over time though it does seem to calm down a bit...or maybe my tongue is overloaded and can’t taste it anymore. Feel is thick and syrupy. I have to knock the drikability down because of the intense nut flavor and thick syrupy feel. It is so strong that I wouldn’t be able to go anymore than just this one. Nice to try. Nicer to move on to something else.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2008 Date: 04/21/2007
Source: Tasting, 50 More Beers on the Wall
Appearance: clear dark brown, wispy beige head,
Aroma: sweet dark caramel and chocolate aroma with a nice nutty character,
Flavor: lots of chocolate flavor with a touch of caramel sweetness and earthy hops, nice toasted malt and bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
mstockton (224) - Frankfurt, GERMANY - AUG 9, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Maybe the bottle I had was old... Seemed a little thin to me and tasteless. Not terrible, but a bit hollow and like a stout-light. Somewhat over carbonated...
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 23, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a light brown color with a slight off white head. Aroma is of brown sugar and slight coffee. Flavor is malty, slight roasted malts.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - APR 21, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a clear chestnut color with a small off white head. Sweet fruity aroma with strong raisin notes. Lgith fruitiness and a nutty finish. Semi-dry. Light to medium bodied.
BuckeyeBoy (2402) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 11, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle Pours out dark amber brown. Topped with a small off white head. A nice aroma nut like a nut brown ale the tast is about the same. Not to bad for a NM brew.
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - OCT 24, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 12 oz. long neck bottle with no freshness date.
Poured a ruby hued dark brown with a foamy, fluffy off-white head that settled into a thin bubbly lacing, very minimal amount of sticking.
Aromas of raisins, molasses, toasted nuts, a soft caramel and a bit earthy.
Good, even, steady carbonation and a lightly crisp, smooth light bodied mouthfeel.
Pleasant tasting, a nice nuttiness and soft caramel, a subtle raisin and molasses, lightly earthy and leafy hops, and a toasted nuts, soft caramel finish.
A nice brown ale from New Mexico, very enjoyable.
Bockyhorsey (2609) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 26, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Has a sweet malty aroma along with some nut and caramel. Body is dark with a red hue and disipating head. Flavor was mostly sweet malt but also had a mild roast and bitterness to it. Medium body blend that was smooth on palate and left a somewhat dry roasted coffee aftertaste on the palate.