erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - NOV 28, 2004
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a light brown with a fizzy head. Oxidized aroma with some fruitiness from an English ale strain. Very lite for the style. Some choclate notes but not much in the way of crystal and a fair amount of diacetyl. Pretty oxidized too.
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - NOV 8, 2004
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Looks like coke in the glass with a medium head that didnt last.very very slight sweet roasty aroma with a bitter sweet taste and a bitter finish.
Overall,, not that bad but just a bit to sweet and dry for my taste.
Beaver (1311) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 7, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
The Sierra Blanca Nut Brown poured a light reddish-brown with a thin light tan frothy head that went to a bubbly collar and then disappeared.
Its aroma was roasted malt and chocolate.
The flavor was sweet caramel malt, surprisingly lightly roasted, with a light bitter finish. A little on the bland side. It was fairly smooth, but had low carbonation and was a little thinnish and watery.
Overall, I thought it was a little too sweet, and I expected more roastiness. It was not bad though. It displayed some Scottish Ale qualities.
IndianaRed (2518) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 22, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle Pours a deep red-brown with litle head that is a very light tan. This very quickly dissipates leaving thin spotty lacing. Aroma of dark malts, brown sugar, and hay. Very mild and sweet flavor. Can’t detect the hops at all. Finishes a little smokey. A bit thin, not particularly complex. Tasty, very easy going down, and though the ABV is not listed, it tastes quite low.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 21, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer after disembarking from the 12 ounce brown bottle sets in the glass a transpicuous deep brown with ruby high lights, the head is substantial and spumescent in texture, the color a beauteous light tan and the resultant lace a thick and sticky sheet to obfuscate the glass. Nose is caramel and nutty sweet, fresh and clean to the senses, start has a sweet malt start with the top light in feel to the palate. Finish is benignly acidic, the hops light to the palate, very dry, rather light for my taste but a nice 112 degree Arizona summer day beer, which ain’t nuttin’ to sneeze at in my books.
willblake (2653) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUL 20, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
07.17.04 12oz bottle, courtesy of secret santa. First off, I love the label. Pours a dark burgundy brown. Ample head fades to a lingering trace. Great nutty aromas, hints of coffee, roasty. Not sweet smelling like some browns. Nuttiness really comes through in flavor. Lingering roasted grain flavors, then coffee. Somewhat bland and thin from middle to end, but still solid. Not at all disappointed in my first NM beer.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - JUL 6, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Semi transparent brown color,small tan head that faded quickly leaving little behind.The aroma was raosty malt and coffee.Thin bodied brew with a decent flavor of roasted malt and coffee with maybe a hint of chocolate and very mild hops towards the end.The coffee taste lasts for a while on this one in a light way.It could be a little heavier but oveer all i’d have to say it’s another easy drinking brew courtesy of Whaleman.Well worth trying again if i had more.
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red/brown, tan head.
Coffee nose, sweet.
Flavor of coffee, dust, light sweetness. Light but balanced, thirst quenching.
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - JUN 30, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice little frothy white head, paired with a dark brown color. Very nutty, coffee aroma. Semi-sweet nut, malty flavor, very quaffable. Comes through later a little thin. leaves a smooth then bitter aftertaste. A decent beer.
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - JUN 19, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malty aroma of hazelnut, dark toast, and caramel. Clear ruby-brown color, thin off-white head. Sweet, nutty, malty flavor, no hops detectable. Medium body, smooth. One of the best examples of a brown ale I’ve tried.