bgburdman9 (861) - columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2006
Poured a very dark brown color with a small head. Flavor was pretty smooth and a little caramel and lightly roasted. More roasty than other brown ales. A little sweet and not any alcohol present. Solid brown ale. TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - NOV 23, 2006
Thanks to weeare138. Pours a translucent golden amber with a small bubbly off white head. Aroma was nutty, toasty, hints of choccolate, some caramel and honey. Flavors of the same. A bit on the thin side. hopdog (12510) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2006
12oz bottle shared courtesy of weeare138. Poured a deep reddish / brown color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of mainly roasted nuts. Tastes of roasted nuts, some caramel, and a touch of chocolate. Thinner body. wheninhell (488) - chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2006
pours dark brown with a nice light brown head that settles into a thin film. aroma roasted nuts and cream. bittersweet nutty cream flavor. light milk chocolate possibly. body is a bit light. carbonation is just a little too much. bitter nutty medium dry finish. hint of hops. decent. certainly drinkable. just a bit weak overall. andyhite (308) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - OCT 19, 2006
Here’s my take: creamy, buttery, and surprisingly a mellow nut plavor, on the back palate, there is a lingering and faint amaretto feel. there’s almost a pudding feel to the ale, perhaps caramel. I’ve sampled a few of the BBC brews thus far, and this places second only to the Jefferson’s Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout. I liken the aroma and back palate flavor to that of some of the He’Brew brews. The head is thick and almost khaki. I definitely recommend this beer, as the BBC definitely has found a winner here. it’s not exceptional, but for BBC it is definitely above average. While the hops are noticable, i still think theat if there were a bit more bitterness and hops complexity to it, i wouldn’t complain, but nonetheless it is a good brew.
shigadeyo (3739) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2006
Sampled from tap on 10/14/2006 at McQuiston’s Malthouse in Madison, Indiana...
Dark amber color with a thick creamy head. Mild carbation lending to this beer’s smooth and creamy mouthfeel. The aroma is roasted malt and nuts. Initial flavor is full, rich, malty, weak coffee. Then it becomes nutty and buttery (butter pecan?). The finish is drier, some bitterness, and like weak coffee again. There is just enough bitterness to balance this beer and stay slightly hidden. Medium body. I was quite pleased with this beer and really enjoyed it. This is a solid Nut Brown Ale.
6 oz draught, $1.50 at McQuiston’s Malthouse. Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 12, 2006
Pours with no head, body is a dark ruddy red-brown, some cloudiness. Aroma is buttery, nutty, sweet, almost too much. Taste is bitter, slight oxidation. Sweet, nutty, very mineralized. Finish brings out nuttiness. Body is pretty watered down. Nuffield (4171) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 29, 2006
Dark brown, clear, with a lingering dark cream head. While cold it has a smokiness, fading with warmth to a more vanilla, milky coffee. A little thin, with some lingering notes of cigarette ashes. Drinkable but not memorable. Thanks Kevin! Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2006
Bottle, very slight gusher. A tad on the dark side for a brown ale with a nice dense 1/4 inch head. Nose-roasty and sour milk. Tatse-slightly lactic and sour, woody, peanut shells, obligatory chocolate, roasty, medium malts. A decent interpretation of a dull and bland style. kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2006
12 oz bottle, via Kevin. Pours a clear dark amber under a one finger light brown foamy head that faded to a thin film. Aroma is very nutty with a light hoppiness. A little chocolate malt as well. The flavor is a little grainy but quite nutty and full flavored. The finish is lightly bitter with some chocolate. Mouthfeel is thinnish with fizzy forced carbonation. Texture is trying to be creamy but the carbonation interferes. Overall, this was maybe a little better than average for a Brown Ale, but still nothing exciting.