whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Golden-brown body. Malty, nutty nose and a malty, woody flavor with some distinct and off-putting sourness. Boring beer with too much acidity for a brown ale. This beer would have scored at least one extra point with me if they called it Busta Nut Brown. So close.
Beaver (1200) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 12, 2003
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
The Buster Nut poured a dark reddish brown, with a smallish fizzy head that quickly went down to a small top. It has a very nice roasted malt aroma with chocolate and coffee mixed in - almost like a porter. The taste was kind of bland - malty and acidic up front with a sweetish malty finish. As it warms, more malty nuttiness comes out. It had a kind of watery mouthfeel. Overall, a decent drinking brown, but nothing special.
lemonlovr (190) - Orland Park, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2003
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rich aroma, slightly hoppy flavor. Deep brown color. Not to impressed with SKA overall.
legion242 (2089) - 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 (2039) - 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 (3612) - 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): I’m 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 (7770) - Boulder, Colorado, 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.