after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - MAY 14, 2011
12 oz. Pours an opaque dark brown with clearer dark brown edges. Virtually no head, lace, or legs. Big roasty nose with a toasty nutshell note. Creamy medium body with decently lively carb. Roast, black bread, and nuts on the mid palate. Certainly appealing enough, just not really complex enough to be very interesting. Jkripp (141) - Washington, USA - MAY 2, 2011
Irish style nut brown ale is well suited for a dark winter night. Its aroma hints of nuts and chocolate. The color is dark brown and filtered. In taste, first flavor is nutty followed by the chocolate and roasted malts. The beer is medium to heavily bodied and drinks well. troopie (2322) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - APR 20, 2011
Bottle. Poured deep red brown with thin beige head. Thin aroma, nut and roast. Light body, a little roast malt, a little sweetness. Lasting nutty finish. Beerona97 (2399) - Washington, USA - APR 11, 2011
Pours dark mahogany with a thin beige head that recedes leaving little lacing. Aroma of nut, roast malt, toffee. taste is pretty sweet, nut again, earthy bitter finish. Body is medium thin. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 27, 2010
Bottled. Poured clear garnety-brown with a short-lived beige head. The aroma picked up nutty and caramel sugars laced with an odd fruity vinegar character.. smelled like it was possibly a little infected, but the bottle wasn’t old. The flavor found nutty and fruity sweetness at the core.. the sourness was still there, and it didn’t much help.. dried out on the back-end, but it still left residual sugars.. tacky sour fruit skins stuck on the finish. Light-medium bodied with a poor flow across the palate.. this was just off.
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 30, 2010
Pours a very dark, almost opaque, brown with a small tan head, mostly dissipating. Nose is not pronounced, mostly alcohol. Very creamy on the palate. Predominated taste is the hops accompanied by a burnt coffee/chocolate taste. Pleasing dry finish. Good companion to a deli sandwich and chips. nuplastikk (6216) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 17, 2010
12oz shorty bottle. Deep toffee-brown color, with a foamy head that laces the sides of the glass. Toffee, coffee aroma. Rich, medium bodied, on the verge of full. Mossy, with an odd twangy tartness to complement the sticky sweet malt tones. Piny, with some pungent caramel undertones. A really odd beer, possibly infected. Some harsh brown chocolate bitterness. Lots of interesting ingredients, but a rather poorly executed product. philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 13, 2010
2004 12 oz. Bottle. 4.75% ABV. 20 IBU’s? (3.5 / 5.0) Clear bright amber brown color. Light head. Mild toasted hop front. No nuts. Tangy mildly doughy toasted nut cocoa light sweet fruity citrus body. Very mild flavor. Tangy clean mild hop citrus end. Thin. Sampled 3/18/2004.
2005 12 oz. Bottle. 4.75% ABV. 20 IBU’s? (4.0 / 5.0) Mild head. Clear bright dark mahogany red color. Mild toasted nut hop front. Mild sweet smooth toasted chocolate nut biscuit cherry toffee body. Mild tangy lingering sweet mild hop citrus end. Bottle conditioned. Mild. Nice. 3/31/2005.
2006 12 oz. Bottle. 4.75% ABV. 20 IBU’s? (4.0 / 5.0) Mild lace head. Clear copper brown color. Toasted mild chocolate nut hop front. Slightly creamy mellow chocolate biscuit doughy mild fruit ester body. Clean refreshing mellow chocolate hop end. English flavor. Sampled 3/19/2006.
2007 12 oz. Bottle. 4.75% ABV. 20 IBU’s? (3.75 / 5.0) Bottle conditioned. Light lace head. Clear bright amber brown color. Mild cocoa nut fruit hop front. Smooth nutty mild sweet toffee cocoa mild Brown body. Tangy hint to smooth mild hop end. A little weak but good Brown. Sampled 3/18/2007.
2008 12 oz. Bottle. 4.75% ABV. 25 IBU’s? (3.75 / 50) Mild lace head. Clear bright red brown thin dark color. No Sediment. Bottle conditioned. Mild cocoa hazelnut hop front. Subtle creamy dry sweet mild toasted thin milk chocolate body. Dry mild hop citrus tang hint easy refreshing smooth end. Tasty but a little bland Brown. Sampled 3/19/2008. 6-Pack $8.49.
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2010
on tap at college inn during st paddy week. nutty slightly bitter with some malt, but not overly sweet as hoped presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - APR 19, 2009
Taster at Hales. Soft copper colour. Partial head. Soft malt aroma. Moderate body with strong nutty flavours. Finish reminds me of peanut butter! My wife tasted it and discounted my peanut butter claim but could not place the unusual taste.