Braudog (5627) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very dark brown with only a very thin head. Stark roasty aroma. Highly bittered nutty/woody flavors with light coffee tinge. Thin.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 16, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nuts, caramel. It's Brown. Moderately sweet flavor becomes a lightly bitter finish. Somewhat sour aftertaste. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. The bottom line is: nutty and brown...that's pretty much it.
MrRomero (1974) - Nolanville, USA - APR 16, 2004
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours light bronw with a thin head. Not much aroma. Thin malts. Taste is thin- light fruitiness and maybe a little nut. Not much else.
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 (1282) - 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 (2170) - 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 (2156) - 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 (3667) - 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.