mattyhennessy (376) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - JUL 30, 2013
Pours dark brown/black. Tan brown head that retains well. Well carbonated. Nut and molasses flavors with the chocolate flavours and aromas of a dark ale. Medium bodied. Has a very sweet aroma and taste due to early ceasing of fermentation harpsm (36) - Maryland, USA - SEP 30, 2008
Dark, syrupy, and sweet. The malt is very up-front in this beer, and tastes nuttier than most nut browns. It’s sweeter than it needs to be (toffee-like), as if the fermentation was stopped too early. Overall, one of the better Growlers brews. KUEric (976) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 15, 2006
Sampler on tap @ Balt Octoberfest : Deep mahogany brown color, with a very typical nutty ’brow ale flavor’. So my vocab isnt amazing, but a brown ale is a brown ale thus far in my beer-expirience. Minimal to zero hops, heavily malted. scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 7, 2006
Rusty brown, light tan creamy head. Rich nose of buttermilk and cashews, with lesser notes of milk chocolate. Good balance between the soft nuttiness, chocolate, and the light hop bitterness. Light bodied, medium carbonation, dry, bittersweet finish. Compared with Hopscotch’s review, this one seems worked out to me now. A nice session brew... hopscotch (11161) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2006
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SB (334) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2006
(Re-Rate as Growlers Nut Brown Ale on 8/7/2006)
Draft... Clear copper ale with a mid-sized, creamy, beige head. Good retention. Nutty, chocolaty aroma and flavor, however there is definitely a trace of DMS in the beer... either that or someone washed my pint glass in the same sink as a plate full of mussels or shrimp. Just beneath all the hearty, chocolaty, nutty maltiness this beer promises to be, there’s a hint of shellfish. Talk about raining all over a beer guy’s parade? Anyway, once the joint gets that problem solved, you’ll run into a medium-bodied brown ale with a creamy mouthfeel, mild carbonation and a lengthy, astringent, chocolaty finish. Every brew I sampled on opening day impressed me except this.
(Original Rating as Summit Station Nut Brown Ale on 3/18/2003)
Draft... Crystal clear mohogany hue. Medium-sized, creamy, antique-white head. Patially lasting with very good lacing.
The aroma is of milk chocolate, toasted cashews and Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee. Nice, moderately malty flavor. Milk chocolate and coffee up front. Well-balanced with mildly bitter hops and more milk chocolate on the backside. A touch earthy as well. Medium-bodied with a dry mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Short, dry finish with a hint of Kentucky bluegrass at the far end. Very enjoyable beer. Session beer.
Original Score = 3.4
On Tap, Summit StationTheBeerLover (1027) - DC Metro Area, USA - FEB 3, 2006
Dark pour, with frothy beige head. Aroma malty, and nutty. First sip brings forth the nut and malt flavors. Nice mix together, little sweet toward the middle, and a slight hop kick in the finish. Nicely balanced, smooth, easy to drink.
Sampled on draught at the brewpub, and a 2 liter growler to go. The nose on this beer has some nice nutty malt aroma paired with some "grainy" malt aroma. The palate is soft, with some good nutty and pale malt flavors. This beer finishes malty and nutty up front, then ends slightly cloying, and with a mild hop bite to balance. Pretty straight foward Nut Brown Ale. Good drinking beer. Made for a nice pint at the bar, and would work well with dishes on Summits menu. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 6, 2005
Hazy mahogany body with beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, nutty, caramel, some chocolate, light nutmeg. Taste is moderately sweet, nutty, caramel, some chocolate, light earthy. Medium body, light sticky. BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 3, 2005
Draught at brewpub: Clear dark amber/brown with a medium beige head that lasts. Aroma is toffee-covered chocolate, caramel, mild chocolate syrup. Taste is burnt toffee, nuts, chocolate, grains, and chaulk. Light-medium bodied, moderate carbonatoin. This was a nice brown, and well done in all aspects though the body was a touch watery. Holdwine (1232) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2003
Surprisingly good. In the Sammy Smith's vein, but not league. Crazy malts lend a light porter view of toffee and caramel. Looks like a classic NBA. No complaints about the finish.