Bill Becker (2003) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - DEC 7, 2017 AcctError12410 (53) - chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bomber, just released. What? I can’t believe how good this beer is. I’m a sucker for brown ales, but this takes the cake. Dark brown, great dense head, rich complexity. Stunning. Really.
From Aug 2008
I got this in a trade with joe1510. Thanks Joe!
It pours a very dark brown with a small head of tan foam.
The smell is both bitterish and sweet; some notes of coffee and chocolate and some grain.
The taste is as nice as the nose. I'm getting the bitter/sweet thing with good tasting coffee notes and good chocolate, which I think is adding both sweetness and bitterness. A nice medium mouthfeel here which also describes the carbonation. It finishes with a nice bitterish kick that leaves a good long lasting aftertaste. I like.
Bottom line: Here's a nice American style Brown Ale that's plenty tasty, has a good mouthfeel, is easy drinking, and looks good in the glass. A solid example of the style. papat444 (136) - Carignan, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 14, 2017
Appearance: Holey moley! I’m pouring foam into my glass not beer! Every time i pour, it comes out foam with very little body. The light brown head looks gorgeous though all frothy and whipped. My wife says it looks like a root beer float. After several minutes i eventually see the opaque dark brown body. Though off-putting a little, it looks really nice once it settles down.
Smell: Molasses, chocolate and brown sugar. Nice bitter edge to it.
Taste & Mouthfeel: Combining these together because the carbonation is way out of hand on this one. I get a little bit of molasses but the carbonation is literally hurting my tongue. I let calm down for awhile and try again. Carbonation is still high but i do get some coarse chocolate and burnt sugar. Other than that, nothing and not quite pleasant i must say.
Drinkability: Not really. My wife couldn’t continue after a few sips but i tried to give it a chance but i couldn’t finish my glass. The astringent taste and overly excessive carbonation kills it for me.
Reviewed on: 01-21-2010 hopdog (13191) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2017
Older bomber bottle. Poured a dark brown with a large sized off white head. Chocolate, caramel, toasted stale grains, and molasses. MrTipple (6952) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2016
Toasted malts, light coffee. Hazy, very dark, small, creamy, beige head. Light sweet. Intense grain and cereal malts, dark, toasted malts, light coffee, light cacao, soft carbonation. Nice Brown Ale, great malts throughout. Keg at brewery, Flossmoor, IL. fuzzcro (295) - Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2016
My first time drinking anything from this brewery. I’m surprised to see how many beers they have produced and yet I’m just now learning of this brewery in my home state! Poured from a pint can which did not say NUT brown however all other facts are the same. Pour is so black light can’t penetrate it...has a huge long lasting tan head which is beautiful and thick. The head dissipates slowly and the glass of beer left behind has amazingly so the lowest amount of carbonation I’ve ever experienced. It’s smooth and a tad sweet but I do not get the nut flavor. No doubt the dark color and the slight sweetness is from the black strap.
BlackBeerPG (981) - Darien, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2015
I tried this brown ale many of times and it was consistent each time. Smooth, with semi sweet from molasses, creamy mouth-feel, toffee, roasted chocolate malt, full bodied ale. Almost a smokey malt nose, thick but easy drinking, pairs well with most meals. Black brown in color with a nice refined head.
Try if you can. kambei70 (1136) - - NOV 2, 2014
This robust, dark brown ale gets its rich flavor from seven different malts and three types of hops. The addition of hand-toasted oats and a generous portion of molasses give the Pullman Nut Brown Ale an incredible smoothness and quaffability.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone jahshuwuh (567) - USA - OCT 10, 2014
Dark cola brown with a smattering of khaki head. Smells of earthy mollasses, vanilla, chocolate. Taste has some chocolate, earthy hop, mollasses, tea. Good flavors, well done brown.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Christpuncher (3215) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2014
A nutty flavored brown ale. First one I have had from this brewery. Bitter finish and a bottle pour at beer temple
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone RussianDragon (877) - - MAY 11, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark opaque brown with lasting cream head, no lacing. Aroma is "brown chocolate basement" (thanks Huhzubendah) and chocolate dust. Flavor is "Diet Palo Santo" - solid, but not as good overall. Notes 2/15/10.