tmongoose (2504) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 12, 2012
draft pours out dark reddish brown with nice foamy white head. the aroma was of roasted malt and some slight chocolate. the flavor is quite nice the body is rather light but yet refreshing the roasted malts and chocolate come out. can taste that bit of nuttiness. very decent beer. MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - JUL 14, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2006 Revisited May 24th, 2006 at BW2’s, Louisville, KY.
A nice malty brown ale. Not very nutty like, say, a Sam Smith. Maybe it should just be called a brown ale. On tap at Clifton’s Pizza in Louisville. 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. Rynoplasty (700) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 3, 2007
Pours brown with a thin head. Aroma is malty and slightly nutty. Slightly thin bodied but malty and sweet. Very good and very reasonably priced as well. Aurelius (5478) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2007
A sturdy offering. Cereal, musty, roast aroma. Fair label, watery cola color - clear and dark. Cocoa, cereal, lightly nut sweet. Finishes out with some astringency and green nuts. A little bit of work would make this a frontline brew.
T2Tool (352) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - MAY 21, 2007
One of my favorite Nut Browns. Pours brown in color with a tint of red. Has a nice tan head. Has a nutty, roasted smell and also can detect seom caramel malts. In tasting, also felt a faint taste of chocolate to go with the nut and caramel. Dansting (222) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 27, 2007
Bottle. Poured a clear brown color with a small light-brown head. Slight lacing. Malty aroma. Slightly fizzy mouthfeel. Flavor is very nutty with a malty coffee aftertaste. A good beer. DocLock (10970) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2008
Bottle from Squire’s. Hazy deep brown pour with ruby edges and nose of caramel malt, hops, brown sugar, almonds, and red wine grapes. Tastes malty, with brown sugar, fig, and a nut medley including almond, cashew, and walnut. Smooth and enjoyable. Drake (14058) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 28, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2011 Rated a bad bottle originally, so I’m not inclined to mention that score. This time re-rated at Beer Run on draft. Pours a hazy brown color with a medium sized creamy head. Good head retention. Aroma of nuts, caramel and faint stone fruits. The taste is chocolate, caramel, citrus, hops and light toastiness. Medium bodied. Score almost double. Wow that bottle was bad. beerbill (3619) - Laurel, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2009
12 oz. bottle that I received as a gift from my friend Russell. Pours a hazy brown with a thin-moderate off-white head that faded to a film after the first two sips and left scant lace. Very pleasant aroma of hazelnuts and chocolate. Very nice. The flavor steps back a bit from the aroma and is not as rich. There is a solid dose of English malt up front along with some mild hazelnut and just a bit of coffee. Overall, this is a pretty solid English style brown ale.