DrnkMcDermott (3096) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2003papat444 (136) - Carignan, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 14, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2003 Draft. Well, after sampling what they had on tap, this is the one that went home with me and a friend. Good English-style hop bitterness and complex shades of coffee, nutmeg, maybe even hazelnuts and prunes... it's just a different taste with each sip. The glass I'm having out of the growler right now has a burnt coffee taste to it. Chocolate malts apparent, a roasty malt smell on top of a hop aroma and a warming alcohol presence, this one is a winner.
Appearance: Holey moley! Iím 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 couldnít continue after a few sips but i tried to give it a chance but i couldnít finish my glass. The astringent taste and overly excessive carbonation kills it for me.
Reviewed on: 01-21-2010 hopdog (12341) - 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 (4782) - 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. Iím surprised to see how many beers they have produced and yet Iím 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 canít 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 Iíve ever experienced. Itís 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 (621) - 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 (1036) - - 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 (3109) - 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 (578) - - 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. troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2014
[Tap] Clear dark brown pour with a thin beige colored head. Nose is of caramel malts and a distinct nuttiness. Taste is mostly of darker roasted malts, pecan and milk chocolate. Dry and earthy grains in the finish. OK palate with moderate carbonation. A nice beer. Tasting notes from 11/2011.