spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the pub.Sweet malts and some caramel in the aroma.Pours dark brown with a white head.Get some roasted malt and caramel in the flavor.Thin to medium with some sweetness in the finish.
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Carmel brown in color, not much head or carbonation to speak of. Carmel aroma, flat mouthfeel (which is good). Chewy maltiness. Definitely easy to drink, simple, but enjoyable.
bgburdman9 (861) - columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the pub. Dark brown with a little white head. Aroma of brown sugar, maltiness, caramel, and a little hops. It was pretty thin but this was still pretty good.
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 27, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear brown pour with a ring of offwhite lace. Aroma and flavor of hazelnuts and vanilla. The body is light with an oily texture and soft carbonation. A very decent brown ale.
patrick767 (4038) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 30, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
tap at brewpub - Pours dark brown with a thin head. The aroma is very light caramel malt. There’s a big roast caramel malt flavor, a touch of hops, and very light carbonation. The body is on the thin side and is just a little watery. Interesting. Others liked it far more than I did.
UnsofistaCat (241) - Garden City, Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2006 Wow. Loved it. Soft and fluffy mouth feel. Rich milk chocolate look to it. Just a fine example of a great standard. If I had to find a complaint, I guess I would say its just a fraction too watery on the finish. No big deal though. Its oozing with great toasty, roasty caramelized malt taste. So very drinkable. I want more.
jcwattsrugger (12297) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 3, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nut Brown[JBs Downtown] Ale–on tap-pours a thin off white head and hazy copper color. Aroma is medium malt-roasty. Taste is somewhat sweet medium malt-roasty, some citrus, earthy. A cross over to a mild ale?
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the pub: Dark brown in color with an off white head. Aroma of caramel, brown sugar, some roastiness. Flavor, more of the same but with an earthy hop character as well. Balanced and quite pleasent.
auerbrau (3204) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JAN 18, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour of ruby-tinged brown orange with a creamy head of tan. Extremely light aroma of caramel. Rich smokey and peaty oat flavor, with earty oats and grain. Something to really bite into. Nice toothy sugar with caramel. Palate is attenuated and airy. Finish is dusting of dry euro hops.