Jpmercer (121) - shakopee, Minnesota, USA - MAR 9, 2018 1FastSTi (3358) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 16, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours to a deep chestnut brown body with a white head. The aroma is nutty and milky. The flavor is nutty and butterscotch. Peanuts. Not very exciting. The palate is average. Dry, nutty, medium bodied, almost too slick.
A blend of seven unique malts give this brown ale an earthy aroma and a flavor reminiscent of caramel with a slightly creamy finish.
Bland tasting non-nutty brown ale.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone MNAle (250) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 6, 2018
Aroma of chocolate and nuts, slightly roasty. Hints at sweetness. Color is a murky reddish-brown with the murkiness hiding whatever carbonation is there. Off-white to slightly tan thick creamy head, receding at a leisurely pace leaving thick lacing. Flavor follows the aroma, nutty chocolate, except the sweetness hinted at in the aroma is not in the taste. Mild in the beginning, with just a little bitterness in the middle to balance things out. Mouth feel is thick and creamy. The aftertaste retains some bitterness and is a bit clingy. Despite BA calling this an American Brown Ale, it is definitely English in character. Maybe I'll do a side-by-side with a Sam Smith. Anyway, a very good beer (but not a style reviewers will go ga-ga over), true to style. Recommended. robforbes (2292) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - FEB 26, 2018
Pour is a cloudy brown with a very small off-white head and good lacing.
Smell is of caramel, nuts, butter, and malt.
Taste is pretty much as it smells only with a little molasses and some hops. Ends sticky and a little tangy on the tongue. balloonbuffoon (845) - - JAN 7, 2018
12floz can, COD: 11.15.2017, $1.75 unit cost, mug glass. This looks like a dark amber ale, cherrywood-ish. Nose is good with mild roasted malt and toffee aromas. Smooth, toasty, toffee sweet, and very mild bitterness are this beer's markings. A good standard take on the style - nothing wrong with that in my opinion. StoutBeerReviews (327) - Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 30, 2017
Big aroma of butterscotch and toffee. mouth is creamy and on the thicker side, overall medium body. could use a better and lasting head when poured into the glass but really its pretty good stuff.
geologyguy (1696) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAR 8, 2017
Chocolate malt smell...Taste is heavier malts but no chocolate...Smooth but not greatest taste...All malt, zero hops, straightforward.At landfill design course in Wisconsin!! MetalNHopHead (2332) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - NOV 10, 2016
Madtown Nutbrown drinks like a bigger beer than it is. That’s definitely not something you can say about most American Brown Ales. This one has richness, creaminess, and yes, nuttiness. Attractive garnet pour with sweet malty smells. Chocolate, caramel, and vanilla flavors. Velvety smooth mouthfeel. Shit, Ale Asylum even does Brown Ales well. Bulk_Carrier (6064) - Vermont, USA - NOV 3, 2016
Poured into a nonic pint, the appearance was a rugged semi-dark brown color with a finger’s worth of white foamy head that dissipated at a nice pace. Sly messy lacing.
The aroma starts with some roasted nuts, coffee, bread, subtle caramel and earthiness.
The flavor balances crisp sweet to earthy to roastiness. All combining in the aftertaste and the finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice sessionability about it. Good carbonation.
Overall, good brown ale that leans English in its style. Carlisle (893) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2016
Bottle. Pours brown with light tan head that dissipates quickly and some lacing. Coffee, chocolate and caramel notes along with bread crust in the nose. Bready malt with coffee, chocolate, and caramel notes. Thinner mouthfeel than expected.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone mrjaxson (643) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 25, 2016
May I suggest that seven malts may be too many for a brown ale? Besides a bit of caramel in the aroma, there was little more to show for the malt investment. This ale isn’t particularly sweet, nutty or creamy. Pleasant enough, but that’s about it. Had from a tap.