allfreej (556) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 23, 2006
Draught at Radcliff, Kentucky Applebee’s. Dark brown pour, with off-white head. A bit of caramel and malt in the nose with a light malt flavor and a hint of hops in the finish. An OK beer, but nothing to write home about. Kevin (2199) - Montana, USA - MAR 7, 2006
Nice mahogany body with a gray head. Unsalted peanut and caramel nose. Light toffee flavor with a woody well, nut flavor. A pleasant easy to drink beer with a dry light bitter finish.. something honey like to this. Goes well with spicy food.
Ap- 4 ar-6 tas-6 pal-4 ov-14
bethmatt0421 (337) - Covington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 24, 2006
Brown in color with a thin white head that stays. An almost astringent nutty aroma? Like burnt wood. An average nutty, roasty flavor. They did a great job on getting that "english ale" flavor in there. It’s also watery, like many english ales. A good beer. Definitely not insulting to the palate. hotstuff (5160) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 4, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2009 Draft at BW3 downtown Indianapolis, IN. Ivory fizzy medium sized head that mostly diminished with sparse lacing, transparent, no visible carbonation, and a ruby hue. Sweet, malty and caramel aroma. Flavor was sweet, malty, caramel and nutty. Mouthfeel was smooth and thin.
Re-rated on 2-5-09 at Trion Tavern, New Haven, IN. Poured a medium sized tan head that was very bubbly and mostly diminished, fair amount of lacing, transparent, minimal visible carbonation, and an reddish-brown hue. The aroma was brown malt, caramel, semi-sweet, and nuts. Ditto for the flavor along with some chocolate and a bitter finish. Tingly mouthfeel and medium bodied. Nice balance, easy to drink and would be a so-so session beer.
BeerandBlues2 (13389) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 31, 2005
Draught at brewpub. Pours mahagony, dark brown with an edgy foamy tan head. Sweet caramel and brown sugar malt and nutty aroma with light hop notes. Bitter acidic hop and caramel malt flavor, yeasty finish. Medium bodied and thin, spicy palate.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 8, 2005
On tap at the brewpub. Brown reddish amber with a good-sized head. Sweet tasting. More roasted than toasted. Nutty and meaty (?) scent. Not real interesting. CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 1, 2005
On tap at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky airport: Pours a transparent dark copper mahogany with a thin coating of light tan head. Dry subtle malty and nutty aroma has some toasty grainy notes. Body starts with a mild dry caramel malty sweetness, thinning some before a bittersweet, lightly tart, lingering nutty finish. A decent brown ale. Tmoney99 (14503) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2005
Draft at Cincy airport under the name of Nut Brown Ale. Poured a brown color with an average off-white head that diminished slowly. Heavy sweet roasted malt. Medium body with a creamy texture. Moderate sweet and light bitter with an average finish. novedyarg (55) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 21, 2005
Pours a dark brown with amber hues. Aroma of roasted malts and barley with a sweet caramel hint. Taste of nuts with a creamy caramel finish that’s bitter sweet. Had on tap at American Turner’s on 7/9. TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 17, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2005 Draft: at the BBC Shelbyville. Was billed as the Nut Brown Ale, I’m not sure about the Anniversary part. Near black with reddish hues. Roasted malt and barley aroma. Caramel and nutty flavours. Both taste and aroma were quite subdued. These could use some work. Too dark for the style, and too mild for my tastes.
Ar 4 Ap 3 Fl 6 Pa 3 Ov 12
Cask: Dark brown with ruby hues with a creamy off-white head. Sweet aroma of caramel and dark breads. Starts moderately sweet. Rather mild, some toasted malt and nuts. Soft carbonation but of a moderate level for a cask offering. Restrained bitterness. No distinguishable characteristics from the cask, although I rated it higher.