jeffbigD (101) - - OCT 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours very dark, medium head. Smooth, rich nut brown ale. Slight coffee/coacoa aftertaste.
EPH (9) - CANADA - MAR 11, 2011 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Crisp, fresh, complex wave of malty intensity. Good persistent presence that does not overwhelm. An elixir.
ChainGangGuy (4489) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 23, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2008 Appearance: Pours a clear, dark brown with a dense, off-white head.
Smell: Sweet-smelling, enormously nutty aroma. Hints of cocoa powder.
Taste: The taste is initially semi-sweet, but incredibly nutty and toasted all the while. Again, there’s that hint of cocoa. Just enough of a gentle, subtle bitterness on the dry finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: I’ll tell you what, it was surprisingly nice, at least on-tap.
jsmerig (1313) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of maple and roasted nut. Pours a deep brown with an off-white head. Taste is warmly sweet to start Peaking with a roasted maple flavor offset with a touch of hops. Nicely balanced.
nearbeer (4014) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 10, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz, bottled 5th week of May. Beautiful deep mahogany, with ruby highlights. Medium-sized, creamy head that lasts. Spicy, earthy molasses, cocoa, and toasted nut aroma. Flavor is incredibly balanced, and fairly complex for a brown. Mostly dry toasted nut; some cocoa; slight coffee; sourish, earthy and metallic molasses; delicately bitter herbs on the finish. Medium-bodied, creamy smooth, slightly watery and refreshing palate. Excellent brown ale that could be a great session beer.
21iceman40 (1732) - Grafton, Wisconsin, 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.
mhkmurals (12) - Kansas, USA - SEP 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle. Pours medium brown and slightly cloudy with thick creamy head. Smells earthy and malty. very slight hints of fruit also in the aroma. Taste is quite malty and slightly sweet. very smooth texture.
marshbry (4) - Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2012 does not count
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bought this mostly because of the artwork on the bottle, but really liked the taste as well.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAY 11, 2006
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark coffe brown with shallow creamy froth. Smells of fresh dark malted coffee. Medium nectar weight with ample residual effers. Flavors of leather are forward with coffee, coaco, charcoal, with a slight nuttiness. Dry with a nice mellow bitterness on the finish. Well ballanced.
Ibrew2or3 (7312) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Mellow Mushroom in Asheville, NC. Wow, nice looking brew. It pours a striking amber with creamy top and bubbly underneath tan head. The aroma is full of rich malts and nuttiness and a touch of chocolate too. The taste is sort of Newcastle like but richer and chewier which is a very nice feature. It is nutty, sweet with malts and seems kind of lager-y with yeast. After a few ounces this thin bodied beer gets pretty sweet.