BeerandBlues2 (11663) - Escondido, California, USA - JUN 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at 4th NoVA Summer Brewfest. Pours hazy brown with a medium, fizzy light tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cookie, toast), light hops (woody), and light esters (fruity) with notes of dates. Flavor is moderate malt and light bitter hops. Medium body and carbonation, low warmth and a sweet finish.
pushkinwow (2475) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from the Jarretts. Light mahogany with a biege head. Roasted maltiness, dry, sweet caramel, pleasant. Mild body and moderate carbonation, malty, somewhat sweet, dry, toffee, fairly tasty finish which was surprising.
jrob21 (3304) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nutty flavor with some sweet rock candy flavors medium body and easy to drink. Too easy to drink.
Roser (44) - Virginia, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance- good looking, dark brown, opaque. Thin (weak) root beer colored head, disappeared fairly quick.
Smell- malt, spice, chocolate.
Taste- a little hop, bitter, gingerbread cookie.
Mouthfeel- light to medium. Thin. Warm bourbon barrel kind of feel.
Overall- a very solid, good beer. Recommendable. I’ve always been a fan of Sam Smith’s Nut Brown Ale, and I think this is better.
coyforce (684) - California, USA - JUN 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice chocolatey aroma. Pour is a thick black color with a thin white head. Taste is a chocolate malty smoothness.
edgallow (3332) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle pours brown with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, bread and spice. Taste is malts, chocolate and spice.
alexanderj (3486) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JAN 30, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured a dark brown, almost black. Medium, tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, some chocolate, and some caramel. Aroma was much of the same, but with a hop presence. Dry finish. Some breadiness in the flavor as well. Not bad at all.
TheBeerGod (5862) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 6, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a small tan head. Nose is toasty malts, caramel, nuts and sourdough. Taste is toasted malt, choco notes, dusty cocoa, nuts, and caramel. Body is creamy and smooth with a light-medium overall feel and dense carbonation. Finishes with more chocolate, soft cocoa, caramel, toasted malts and nuts. Not extremely different from the Inaugural version, from what I recall, but still good.
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Pours dark brown in color with a foamy brown head. Lite chocolate malty aroma. Taste of coffee and dark chocolate and bitter after taste.
Kinz (3671) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Definitely the little brother of the inaugural brown. Medium to dark brown, decent head. Light chocolate aroma. Flavor was chocolate, faint coffee, and some undefined fruitiness. Not bad.