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Developed in the northern part of England, famed beer writer Michael Jackson calls "Brown Ales" England's desert beer. Bitter Root Brewing brews "Nut Brown Ales" combining both English and Pacific Northwest brewing techniques which gives this reddish brown ale its unique style and flavour.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 16, 2008
Bottle courtesy of kyzr. Pours brown with a white head. Smells of raisins, caramel, some vegetal hints. Tastes of sweet malt, raisins, some spice, hints of pepper. Full bodied and very enjoyable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
TaktikMTL (7411) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 10, 2008
Bouteille de 22 oz partages lors d’une dgustation Ratebeer Montral chez moi. Arme: Lgre odeur de caramel et de chocolat. Apparence: La couleur est brune. Prsence d’un moyen col beige mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Got de caramel fruit lgrement srette. Dure moyenne de l’arrire got. Palette: Le corps est mince avec une texture huileuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Arrire got lgrement fruit. (Rating #1935)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
MartinT (9653) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 7, 2008
My Bottom Line:
This frail Brown Ales earthy and caramel sweetness is quickly spun into citrusy, lactic tartness, veering away from any semblance of a sessionable malty brew. This bottled batch is highly problematic.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam tops the coppery brown.
-That earthiness in the nose is redolent of forest mushrooms.
-The finish is vacuous; neither the malts or the infection stay very long.
-The body is on the anemic side of things, but that might be caused by whatevers awry with this batch.


   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - AUG 1, 2008
Bomber. Pours clear reddish brown with a lacy off-white head. Aroma of chocolate, brown sugar and dust. Lightly sweet chocolate and roasted nut flavor with a sour finish. Looks like BitterRoot might have an infection problem on it’s hands with this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Shag (2918) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 31, 2008
A dark brown color with a moderate white head. The aroma contains some nutmeg, toffee, and chocolate. The flavor is slightly sour with some caramel and a nutty chocolate flavor. Overall browns can be boring, this is definitley in that category.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2008
Date: 05/24/2008
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party

Appearance: clear brown, wispy beige head, streaks of drippy lace,
Aroma: dry chocolate aroma with a light lactic tartness keeping it dry,
Flavor: dry chocolate flavor, a touch of caramel sweetness tries to emerge but the lactic tartness holds it back, light balancing bitterness,

Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 4/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 5/20
Rating: 2.1/5.0
Drinkability: 4/10
Score: 4

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2008
Pours a transparent copper amber with a thin, stringy-lacing light tan head. Aroma of lightly sweet toasty malts and a touch of infected tartness. Starts fizzy and effervescent with some vinegar notes and lightly milk chocolatey notes before a drier finish. This seems to be in the early stages of infection, but is still tolerable now.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 24, 2008
Pours a brown color with a light brown head. Aroma is malty, nutty, toasty, and caramel. Flavor is thin some malts, nutty, toast, and a light earthy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
riversideAK (6259) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 3, 2007
Bottle from kyzr. Pours dark brown with a thin light tan head. Aroma is of sweet roasted malt and nuts. A tad bit of sweetness as well. Flavor is more or less the same. Sweet lightly roasted malts followed by some nuts. A light dry finish. Rather thin, but it did taste good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (9828) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2007
Sample from a 22 oz. bottle shared by decaturstevo at the Cincy gathering. Pours a hazy dark brown color with a small diminishing beige head. The aroma is sweet malts, nuts and brown sugar. The flavor has the same sweet malt, light nuts, and a hint of fruit. Definetly thin and watery. Thanks Steve for sharing.

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