legion242 (2071) - Richardson, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2003
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Brownish; Head was faint; Typical nose for the style. Slight coffee hint? Bit of dry hops. Really like a weak porter.
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - SEP 2, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
creamy chocolate , vanilla, hazzel nut and some walnut delight my nose with a good malty kick. dark redish brown, no head. nutty and some roast flavors and a little more bitter then I expected.
joet (1990) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - AUG 30, 2003
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
hmmm some coffee roast flavors and aromas, light bodied, thin. not happening at all
Nuffield (3541) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2005 Side by side with the Boyne River Brown Ale. Chocolatey and malty, clear brown, thin ring of head. Musty barnyard flavors, like when I was at the Iowa State Fair a couple of weeks ago. Average to slightly below average -brown ale. (original rating: 6-3-7-3-11, 18 Aug 2003) // Re-rate (25 June 2005): Iím surprised at how thin this feels, and while there is a sufficient amount of caramel and toast, it is pretty hollow at the same time, with a lack of interesting flavors right through the front end to the finish. No better now than it was before, if not worse in my estimation.
adwoan99 (244) - Ft. Worth, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
I too, had to grin at the name, but sadly this beer failed to impress. (Not that it takes all that much, mind you) Appearance is of a typical brown ale, smells a bit sweet and fruity, but the flavor was mild. There's much better browns available - try one of them.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - AUG 17, 2003
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle. It gets a 5 in appearance just for being called "Buster Nut". In the glass it looks like any other brown ale, but that's where the similarities end unfortunately. Wet cardboard is the best way to describe every aspect of this beer. Somewhat slimy mouthfeel. Ugh.
3fourths (7523) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - AUG 15, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear dark amber. Smells mildly spicey, malty, and somewhat bready. Tastes like a almond and caramel mixture. Mouthfeel is prickly and spicey, very nice texture.
Aubrey (3356) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUN 12, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2005 Frothy beige head with sticky lace. Deep brown with burgundy highlights. Rather carbonated in the mouthfeel; slightly watery at times. Hops kind of dry out the mouth near the finish. Malt flavors are very nutty and darkly roasted. Some bitterness (and a hint of sourness) finds its way through the dark roast in the finish. Underlying sugar-coated peanut flavor. Far from undrinkable, but not what I look for in a brown ale.
Ernest (5882) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 29, 2003
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is dark brown. Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, roasted nuts), lightly hoppy (flowers). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, heavily bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, metallic. Poor metallic aftertaste, unbalanced flavor, simple boring aroma, trademark tiny SKA head, ultimately soulless...these guys really need to work on their chops.
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - JAN 25, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2003 I always enjoy busting a nut, I mean buster nut brown ale. Not great, but not bad, overall an average nut brown.