adrosson (148) - California, USA - JUL 15, 2012
Very nice malty and nutty flavor. Prominent but not too overbearing.
on tap at alesmith brewery seymour (2045) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JUL 12, 2012
Thanks Secret Santa! Tasted from bomber bottle into tulip. It poured a clear, dark reddish brown color with moderate off-white head and a little lace. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, bread, toast, roasted barley, mildly fruity ale yeast esters. Flavor was good but not very malty and not very nutty; more tart, dry, dusty, with hints of cocoa powder and cola. Nuts finally made an appearance in the palate, in that too-long tea bag tannin-y way, like nut skins and shells. Light-medium body, average carbonation. Somewhat complex toasty aftertaste reminiscent of a fine German dunkelweizen or even kvass. A good beer, no doubt, but not particularly memorable. The marketing presentation seemed a little overblown. gregwilsonstl (2504) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 11, 2012
Smells like chocolate. Very dark brown. Thanks Seymour. No real nut taste. jtclockwork (16597) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Draft. Pours dark brown with light brown head. Nose and taste of nuts, malt and light cocoa. Medium body. Dryish nutty finish. bb (9268) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 4, 2012
Bottle. Brown beer with ruby highlights and a tan head. Cocoa and malt aroma. Cocoa and nutty flavor. Medium bodied. Cocoa andmalt lingers with light vanilla and light nuttiness.
peteinSD (1469) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 26, 2012
Earlier Rating: 7/21/2009 Total Score: 3.1
Draft. Brown beer with a nice light tan head. Malty and light nutty aroma. Malty flavor with light cocoa and light hops. Medium bodied. Malt and light darker malts linger. Easy drinking.
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a thick, chunky head of tan foam. Aroma is smooth layers of lightly roasted malt with slight chocolate, and nuts. Taste is even and smooth roasted malt, toasted nuts, chocolate, and perhaps a smidge of hops bitterness into the finish. Creamy, even mouthfeel. Absolutely excellent brown ale. beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2012
Tap. Pours a dark brown color with a tan head. Aroma is really nutty, with some coffee notes, toasted malt, darker bread and dark fruits. Flavor follows the nose, with a decent amount of coffee and nuts, the dark fruits, toasted malt, dark fruits and darker bread. The body is medium with a silky mouth feel. Overall a solid Brown Ale. Maverick34 (3239) - New York, USA - JUN 8, 2012
Draught from Rattle. Poured brown, decent head, maltienss and obvious nuttiness predominated. wheresyourball (572) - El Cajon, California, USA - JUN 7, 2012
22oz bomber shared with my wife, who impressively pointed out "it’s not that complex." Brown color, significant head, pretty straightforward nutty/bitter taste. Not as good as Alesmith’s bottle conditioned beers or even their Nautical Nut Brown. troopie (2341) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - MAY 29, 2012
Wonderful ale. Tastes and looks just like a nut brown should. Clear dark brown pour with off white head. Balanced walnut and malt aroma. Gorgeous flavour, malty but not two sweet. Dry pleasing finish