hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - MAY 28, 2007
Draft- Let me just say that I loved this beer more than the whole rest of the flight I enjoyed at the brewery, aside from the Horny Devil. Yes, it is not a "big beer", and it does not weigh in at over 6 percent. But, in terms of drinkability, it is incredible. Super chocolate, roasty, coffee smoothness, balanced by some noble English hops. I got a growler of the Oln Numbskull while at the brewery. If I had to do it over again, i would grab this, and I HATE brown ales. BeerRunner (144) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 3, 2003
I had a sample of this on tap at the AleSmith brewery and really enjoyed it. It has a delicous, nutty flavor to it, almost like peanutbutter. Mouthfeel is very smooth and creamy. Beautiful color and head. An excellent ale. sblair (37) - SD, California, USA - AUG 24, 2007
On Tap Hamiltons. The best nutbrown made. Rich viscosity with a deep hazelnut brown. Rich head and full bodied. flavors/aromas of hazelnut, toasted malt and lightly very lightly chocolate. drpimento (3726) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 21, 2012
One of the very best browns I’ve ever had. Poured at a good temperature with a nice, billowy, foamy, tan head that settled down after a bit to a light cover and a little lace. Color is a clear amber cherry with a couple of bubble trails. Aroma is malt, cocoa, old leather, tobacco. Flavor’s slightly sweet, with a very good balance between that, bitter, and carbonic tang; also malt, cocoa, and a bit of roast. Body is just right, full, yet very drinkable and great carbonation. Finish is like flavor; session, and just plain very tasty stuff. wlajwl (7005) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 3, 2013
Aroma is a mix of nutty, earthy and slightly grainy malts. The flavor is chocolate, mildly roasted malts, coffee and a tart/acidic finish. Not many brewers can make this style as great as this is.
mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Really tasty beer. Very rich. Almost an Imperial english ale. Big toastiness. Grains come through nicely. Yeasty aroma. Caramel and mild hops. Slightly sweet with very little bitterness. beertholomeus (1813) - California, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Pours dark brown with thick foamy tan head. Malt, nut, caramel, toffee and hop aromas. Malt, toffee, caramel, nut and fruit flavors. Malty dry finish. Very good. mgajdaczewa (2248) - Katowice, POLAND - NOV 27, 2013
Jeśli piwo jest w smaku jednocześnie kremowe jak guinness, kawowe, podwędzane na torfie i karmelowo - czekoladowe: kupuję je! do tego to delikatne, orzechowe muśnięcie na finiszu... Genialne piwo! Doskonale pijalne, nienagannie ułożone. hopwine (670) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2015
Rich bread crust, cocoa, roasted barley nose. Flavor is same plus mild toffee, delicate red apple esters. MetalNHopHead (2123) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JUN 29, 2017
This is about as close to an English-style Brown as you can get without making a trip across the pond. Dark brown color; it takes on a reddish glow in direct light. Malty nose. Cocoa and hazelnut flavors followed by mild earthy, tea-like hops. Rich feel and low bitterness. Does AleSmith make any style of beer that isn’t worth drinking? Guess not.