biz82 (1327) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet caramel aroma with a hint of chocolate. Clear, red hued brown. Nice, thick fluffy head. Fruity, caramel flavor with some nuttiness. Fairly watery body. Finishes clean and a bit sweet.
DarkElf (3051) - La Jolla, California, USA - NOV 29, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12 oz bottle: Obtained in trade with whaleman, thanks David!) This is a fairly mild and easy drinking brown ale, nutty, sweet, caramely, toasty, very lightly roasty, but minimally bitter or hoppy. Very ordinary, except that I’m really liking the smoky finish, and that is worth added points. Nutty, roasty and malty nose is pleasant but not really all that exciting. A bit thin, especially in the finish, and the carbonation is gentle on the palate as well. Medium brown color is light enough that I can see through the beer and read text on the other side. The small light tan head settles to a ring without leaving any lacing to speak of. Would be a nice, simple beer to keep a sixer in the fridge.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a clear brown with a small fast fading creme head. Nose does have hints of chocolate malts, some sweetness and sugar-candy. There is chocolate and candy in the taste. Sweet but not over powering sweet. There may even be a hint of smoke in this. Quite a nice surprise for an "ordinary" brown.
SpringsLicker (3450) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 13, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This starts out as a good looking brown ale. Dark brown color with hints of red, light tan head which is thick and tight but somewhat fleeting.
Sweet malt aroma with a sharp edge to it that puts off a bit.
Sweet malt flavor with some toasted marshmallow and a bit of chocolate at the edge. Smores? Smooth, a tad thin but overall, a refreshing and drinkable session ale.
Thanks to Whaleman for sending this!
beerguy101 (5359) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 30, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium brown color. Large sized beige foamy head. Aroma is caramel malts and nutty. A medium bodied nut brown ale. Malts are toffee and sweet, slightly nutty. More nuttiness in the aroma than the flavor. Nice balance. Mild flavors. Very drinkable. Smooth tasting. Very drinkable beer. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
joet (2537) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - DEC 31, 2004
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Foaming, tangy, citric... hmmm a bit too much effervescence. After shaking out the foam it’s softer, fruity and bits of fruit sour.
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 (1647) - 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 (3791) - 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.