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RATINGS: 207   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This dark brown ale is slightly sweet with a caramel and dark fruit finish. A show case of fine English malts, floor malted the old way. We use pale, chocolate, and crystal malts to produce a complex, but easy drinking dark ale. Very reminescent of northern English ales.

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2.9
biznizness (1128) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 11, 2006
Very mild aroma, but a dark, dark color. Smooth going down, but didn’t offer all that much in the flavor dept. Decent.

3.1
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2006
Bottle thanks to Ross! Thank you. Pours a lighter shade of brown, leaving room for light to shine through. Head is one finger of beige froth, minute lace. Nutty malt aroma. (Roasted chestnut, boozy pecans) some mlk chocolate, and mildly hopped. Flavours are brown sugar with sweet burnt nuts, roasted malts, caramel apples. Finish is watery, but slightly creamy, and enjoyable. A good nut brown, if there ever was one. Thanks Ross.

2.8
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 23, 2006
Poured amber with a tan head. Aroma is nutty, some carmel, slight chocolate, and malty. Flavor is nutty with some soil and carmel notes. Body leans towards watery and flavors are muted.

2.2
FridgRaider (108) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2006
this is not a bad beer. slight roasted nut in the aroma. slight nut tasted overrun by malts. not really that bad.

2.2
DarkElf (3062) - La Jolla, California, USA - MAY 7, 2006
(12 oz bottle: Obtained 25-Mar-06 in trade with Jonathan3584, thanks Jonathan!) Second try with this beer, and though not as obviously infected as the previous bottle, there’s still some odd, lightly sour funk going on here. Mild nuttiness and light roast are in danger of being overrun. Funky and lightly sour nose matches the flavor except that malty characteristics can’t be picked out. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Medium-brown in color and fairly clear in appearance. The off-white head is quite lively on the pour, but once it settles to a quarter-inch in height, it shows phenomenal retention. There is no bottling date for this beer, but I give it another month or two and the growing infection would be a runaway train. Even now, it’s not the least bit enjoyable.

2.2
MarkBarnes (418) - Waterville, New York, USA - APR 13, 2006
Apr. 13, 2006; 12 oz. bottle

This has a weird, overripe fruit aroma I can’t really warm up to. Sour taste with little to no hop presence. The bite is all sourness and no bitterness. A strange concoction indeed -- quite unlike other brown ales I’ve tried.

2.7
JPDIPSO (6223) - Wauwatosa, USA - APR 10, 2006
Rudy chestnut color with a taller dark canvas colored head. Something must be off in this one. This one has a mild scent of a mild kriek. Wood and mild cherries mix with a light dark caramel malt aroma. Not a bad aroma, but certainly not the aromas I am expecting from a nut brown ale. Mild roasted malt flavor intermingle with cask wood. Again not bad just nothing I would expect from a nut brown. Mild infection seems to be here, but none of the other signs appear (gusher, etc.). A mild black malt component kicks in the finish. Can’t say I understand this one.

5
villania80 (1) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2006 does not count
excellent beer, very smooth, soothing aroma. I recomend this beer for anyone who loves dark beer. "Uncle Nuts" nut brown ale resembles the taste of Guiness Draught or Murphy’s Draught.

2.2
austinpowers (2828) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 21, 2006
Nutty? Yes. Sourish? Yes, that too. I wonder if the sourness is a failure in quality control or the beer was intended that way. Anyway, I otherwise like this beer - it’s very mild, yet full-bodied in malt and is, true to its name, somewhat nutty. Rich and enjoyable. No hops whatsoever, which I like. Sad about the sourness, though. It could have been so much better without all the tartness.

2.7
demdeac40 (299) - Etowah, North Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2006
Pours a nice dark brown but the head disappears quickly. Has a fruity almost licorice nose but it is very light. The flavor and palate are light yet somewhat satisfying. I have had worse.


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