BBB63 (5946) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 2, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Reddish brown hue with a short frothy off-white head and good lace. The aroma hints of cashews, caramelized malts, mild coco flakes, faint aromatic hops, and a off band-aid ester. The taste starts with a zesty and caramel presence. Undertones of nuts and mocha found within. The short finish displays a bready and bitter combo with a hint of coffee. The mouthfeel is good for a brown ale, lively and refreshing, dry and chalky in the finish. Just average but good enough for a drink or two, it is not nutty enough however. Thanks again Eric for the bottle.
Dasbone (1) - USA - FEB 28, 2004 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
out of all the nut browns that I have tried, this is my favorite! And since I am new at this rating thing I will have to work on building my critique comments and learn the lingo. please be patient with me.
steview (1018) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 8, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2003 nice, subtle, sweet coco aroma. dark brown and ruby, pretty. cute frothy head, slightly tan. a bit sweet, a bit chocolate, a bit sour, a bit cremey. a little toasty little nut brown, good brew, but i'd actually rather have their pils! good thanks to taverntannerboy.
FlacoAlto (3759) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 26, 2003
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2003 Brown to deep garnet color, a tan head that is a bit thin. This beer, like the rest from this brewery, is brilliantly clear. Notes of roast malt, a nuttiness, and a fruitiness all together in the aroma. Nice malty beer. Fairly fruity tasting as well. The promised nuttiness in the nose is not as apparent in the taste. Appropriately there is not much hop presence anywhere. This allows for the malt to come through. This beer does not quite deliver though. It is good just missing some nut brown malt complexity.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 23, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice dark brown, with thin white head that leaves promptly. Light chocolate aroma, some malt. Mmm, caramel and nuttiness flavors stand out the most, some chocolate. Very nice body with a pleasing finish. A very good brown.
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - OCT 23, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice, simple, thin session beer with fine chocolate notes and a long sweet finish. Finally a Nut brown that doesn't have "nutty" in my rating!!!
Terminus (3220) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - OCT 14, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle-im still not much of a fan of browl ales, but this one was pretty good. The aroma was the best i have ever smelled for this style-normal brown ale appearance and flavor was a more on the chocolate side. not to shabby!
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - AUG 21, 2003
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep ruby auburn color. Aroma is very nutty with TONS of caramel, almost like unfermented caramel malt with lots of coffee and chocolate notes to boot, very rich for a nut brown, almost like fresh made wort mixed in the end. Flavor is a little more bitter but the rich caramel and chocolate is very present. Finish was wet and slightly sweet and bitter. Overall this is a great nut brown with lots of good flavors associated with the style. The toffee/caramel notes in this one are exceptionally well pronounced. Thanks dmwhal!
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - AUG 17, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good malt aroma. Body is well balanced with the malt and nut flavors. Finishes drier with each sip. A decent brew.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2005 Translucent, brown-amber body with a small white head that mostly (but never completely) diminished. Aroma of chocolate, nuts, and some hop fragrance. Smells like a porter. Subtle flavor of caramel malt, molasses, and pine nuts. Not too cloying like many brown ales, but does get a little chalky. This beer starts out very unassuming and the aftertaste is initially vanishing, however the flavor builds and improves with each sip. Easy drinking.