maneliquor (3514) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 21, 2013
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Murky dark brown pour with a big khaki head which slowly bubbles down to nothing. Nose shows hazelnuts and snickers. Not overly nutty, more chocolate focus. Taste is way too over carbonated. Very bubbly which mixes the flavours around to not be able to taste much. Not nutty enough for a nut brown. Not that good BVery (10327) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - AUG 19, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bomber. Dark brown pour with a small frothy head. Cocoa and pecans on the aroma and taste. Smooth moderate palate. Maybe slightly dry. Rich aroma yet easy drinking. Solid. HopRedHead (397) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 18, 2013
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours dark brown with a watery khaki head and solid lacing. Aroma of roasted espresso, a touch of cocoa powder and hazelnuts. Coffee, nuts and burnt sugar flavour, fairly watery body. I dislike the lightness of the body, the flavours are relatively mild but sessionable. No bitterness. Nice, but too watery for my tastes. FaithHealer1 (358) - SCOTLAND - AUG 16, 2013
Bottle at BrewDog Leeds, courtesy of GhostDrinker. Writing this one retrospectively, so some details are going to be vague. Whatíre you going to do? Pours a dark, er, nut brown, with a finger of head. Aroma is nutty and malty, with little hints of spice too. Taste is similar and oddly refreshing - a nice nutty, malty backbone with some spicy hops over the top. As I say, vague details. A little bit metallic, too. Medium body, nice CO2 prickle. Good one, mature and understated. andriesradu (705) - ROMANIA - AUG 15, 2013
50cl. pours dark ruby with a moderate creamy beige head, good lacing. Aroma is mainly coffee,sweet,burned sugar. Flavor is also mainly coffee,roasted, a bit watery,moderate acidity.
Geokkjer (7627) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 14, 2013
On tap at the taproom. Pours brown with a small off white head. Aroma of grains, toasted malt, some caramel and nuts. Flavor is sweet and toasted malt with some nuts, grains and hay. Medium body, average carbonation. pinkie (470) - New York, USA - AUG 14, 2013
Pours a mahogany brown with a soft gold hue around the edges when held to the light. Has a fat head of loose beige foam that fell slowly enough to a cap and ring. Body is clear and carbonation constantly refreshes. Nose is nits, and toasted malts. Thereís a light sweet caramel underneath, some rich toffee and a nice light biscuit. The nutty qualities are diverse and this has more than just peanuts. It shows a little gentle cashew smoothness and a some pecan as well. Touch of saltiness for authenticity. As it warms a hint of cocoa comes out and itís toasty. Shows an earthy hop floral on the nose as well. Taste is great. Creamy body that is thin and pretty light for all the fat malt. Toasted, earthy, nutty, light sweetness from the caramel. leaves a dry finish with enough hop bitter at the back and leaves a bit of dark fruit back there too. Alphadelic (2235) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 13, 2013
All in all this a terrific nut brown ale thatís got a low abv so itís great for sessioning. Itís a good beer for cooler weather when a fruity hoppy beer is not what you really want. The balance is perfection as per usual with alesmith beers and this one grants enough sweetness to reward the palate and enough bitter to keep you wanting more.
Dry, walnutty and with a bit of chocolate to it also. Sweet and nutty with plenty of caramel and a light, dry finish. It lingers beautifully. Damn that is an amazing session. PorterPounder (7895) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Los Angeles, Ca. - Beverage Warehouse - 22 oz bomber. Dark brown pour, nice thick off-white head with plenty of lacing. Aroma is very pleasant with some chocolate accents, a hint of date-like sweetness, a hint of molasses. Flavor is rich with some sweet nuttiness, some dates, a hint of chocolate and just a bit of black dirt earthiness. Mouthfeel has a nice fullness to it. Pretty nice. emacgee (4674) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Clean brown pour with one finger of sandy tan head. Nose is very malt forward with bready notes and nice earthy malt notes. Some toasted grain and herbal hop notes. A light sweetness in the flavor with some nutty malt and grainy notes.