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Walnut Brewery Old Elk Brown Ale

Walnut Brewery Old Elk Brown Ale
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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.04/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
Medium body, strong malty flavor, fine dry finish. A classic brown ale. Steaks and ribs are the best choices for our hearty, big-bodied Old Elk Brown Ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (8870) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2016
Sample at the brewery. Low fluffy white lasting head. Clear dark red head. Sweet cocoa caramel aroma and flavor with little hops bitterness, low carbonation and a short finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (5773) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2015
Sampled at the brewery, 11/23/15. Light brown orange color. Mostly clear, beige head. Malty aroma, nuts, toast, and toffee. Earthy hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
snoworsummer (4805) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 1, 2015
Draft at the brewpub. Pours clear reddish copper with a fizzy off white head. Tastes like roasted malt, nutty, burnt toast. Light body and medium carbonation. Smells like nutty malt, burnt toast, roasted, and earthy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Block (2324) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 14, 2015
A little darker, a little more malts. Some roasted notes, maybe a little nuttiness. Overall, basic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SmokeyDaBear (150) - - NOV 18, 2013
Poured at walnut. Dark black brown color. Smells sweet. Has tastes of dark malts. I like drinking this one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 8, 2013
On tap @ Walnut. Dark reddish pour with a khaki head. Sweet toast, some cola, and bread. Some caramel, grass, lemon, and some solvent on the nose. Flavor is solvent, tart lemon, and grass. Toasted malt, caramel, and a hint of cola. Not really a brown ale...alright I guess.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
onceblind (7472) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Clear dark nutty amber. Nose is nutty and cocoa-biscuity. Flavor is dry yet sweet with some toasted cocoa and nutty toffee. Dry biscuity finish with an aftertaste of dry cocoa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tide (3016) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 12, 2013
Originally rated on Jun 1, 2013. Draught at the brewery. Dark brown color, white head. Sweet taste with chocolate, nuts, caramel and roasted malts. Bittersweet finish with chocolate and nuts. Very nice brown ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2013
On tap at Walnut brewpub. Pour is slightly hazy amber/brown a small tan head and decent lacing. Roasty, bready, a touch of vanilla, cocoa, nutmeg, cinnamon, and bread in the aroma. Taste is roasty, slightly grainy, cocoa, graham crackers, grassy, bready, and earthy with a roasty bitter finish. Full mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Not a bad brown.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brouwerij (959) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 7, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2013 Tap at Walnut, pours brown with thin khaki head, settles quickly with little lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, mildly nutty, toffee. Flavor is similar, roasted malt, light toffee, nutty, with a mild malt finish. Decent roast, drinkable, mildly nutty, but somewhat one dimensional. Moderate carbonation, medium-light body, and crisp texture. A decent brown ale, though a bit mild.

Also got to try the cask version, was much smoother, slightly fuller body and texture. Flavor has some noticeable citrus bite from the dry hopping. Drinkable, smooth, and nutty.

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