chinchill (4634) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 18, 2017
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz can in JAX:
Pours a clear dark red-brown color with a very good tan head.
S: Light to moderate aromas of roasted malts and earthy hops.
Hints of roasted nuts and cocoa nibs.
Flavor: Moderately strong. Malt dominated. Lightly bitter. Hints of caramel and roasted nuts. Light earthy hops.
M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.
Overall: a good, mainstream version of the style. Improved with warming.
kramer (6482) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2017
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear dark amber body with a wispy off-white head. The nose is nutty, a little sweet, a bit of huskiness. The flavor is a little too thin though, rather watery and weak with some minimal nutty malt and some thin caramel. Light bodied and thin with light carbonation. Pretty boring stuff.
StevieT (1888) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 5, 2017
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Buffalo Wild Wings. This is a very tasty beer with a nutty flavour and a slightly sweet finish.
djd07 (13187) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear amber with medium frothy off white head that lasts. The aroma is raisin, caramel, nuts. Thin body, with light toasted malt, caramel, light finish, good.
freekyp (2042) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A pretty solid brown ale with ample nuttiness and some chocolate and brown sugar notes. Pours lightly hazy deep copper brown with a very wispy off-white head. Lightly sweet nutty finish. Decent.
ronaldtheriot (1859) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - AUG 20, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bold City’s Duke’s Cold Nose Brown Ale has a medium, beige head, a murky, lighter-brown ale, with immense powdery sediment, which makes a lava lamp effect, following the "swish & pour", and moderate lacing left behind. The aroma is of mild chocolate, sweet brown bread, lighter syrup, a hint of coffee, and a touch of pecan oil. Taste is of all those elements, with low-level bitterness. Mouthfeel is on the light or thin side, and Duke’s Cold Nose finishes crisp and refreshing. RJT
hayduke (5062) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 20, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at an esbls gathering. In the tasting glass was a dark muddy brown color. Tan head. Nose of roasted malts with chocolate and nuts. Medium body; Flavor is the roasted malts, with nuts still showing. The finish is dry, earthy, and lightly bitter. Quite decent. .
Strykzone (7043) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at esbls. Dark brown and mostly clear. Beige foam. Earthy grain. Light cocoa. Kind of thin but a syrupy something. Caramel comes late. Ok.
geologyguy (1461) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUL 16, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2016 Light biscuit malty smell, darker appearance...taste is also dark biscuit... medium strength, no hops, smooth but one dimensional...nothing special or complex... watery...in st Augustine with john, Andy and ashley
obguthr (6020) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 1, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pecan nose. Cloudy brown, medium tan head, some lacing. Pecan, wood and maple syrup finish. Medium body, soft carbonation.