ericmoss3799 (73) - Warwick, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 11, 2001
This Maine microbrewer produced a beer that is compareable to Samuel Smith's nut brown ale. simonbilyk (82) - Maine, USA - AUG 8, 2009
22oz bottle. Beer is perfectly clear and a beautiful deep golden brown. Carbonation is fairly low, just a tickle. Aroma is fruity/toasted grainy, perhaps slightly brackish. There’s a warm toasty flavor, somewhat earthy, that goes great with fried onions/potatoes. I really like this beer, especially with food. Yay beer! jcalbi (380) - Medford, New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2002
Dark oakwood color with a creamy sandy colored head. Nutty, bready and vanilla aromas. Alightly chalky finish with a black coffee astringency. Flavor of roasted nuts and maple sugar. lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 1, 2005
Growler purchased from brewery and sampled same day (sampled? finished I mean...)
Pours a muddy nut brown color with a thin (1/4 inch) tan head. Smells of nutty sweet malt (walnuts or chestnuts aroma if you can beleive it).
Taste is much the same. Nutty sweet maltiness followed with just the right amount of hop bitterness in the finish. Mouth is crisp, a bit overcarbonated for my taste but nothing that takes away from the beer. Light sweet caramel aftertaste. Straightforward and richly decadent at the same time. Easy drinker and the best brown I’ve had in some time. Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 3, 2002
On tap Maine Brewers Fest 2002: Clear golden brown color, sweet caramel nose, full bodied and smooth. Ends a little sweet.
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - AUG 4, 2005
(22 oz bottle) Pours a nice medium brown, with a full creamy beige head. Lacing kind of sloppy. Aroma slight coffee w/ cream. Satisfying rich mouthfeel, creamy smooth. Some coffee flavor, not overpowering. Almost stout-like. I like this - a real keeper. Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - FEB 18, 2017
Poured into a mug, the appearance was a mild dark brown color with a finger’s worth of sly rocky white head. Mess lace.
The aroma had a big nutty presence and then a roasty malt with a sly sweet caramel backbone.
The flavor leaned sweet and grabbed the malts to run into the aftertaste and then the finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Mild carbonation. Good ample ABV.
Overall, nicely done brown ale that I would have again. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 9, 2005
(22oz bottle) Big creamy beige head atop a crystal-clear copper body. Aroma is medium sweet, tobacco, caramel, faint nutty. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, nutty, tobacco, some chocolate, earthy, light toffee. Watery light-medium body. 6ROW (473) - corpus christi, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2012
Brown pour with a small to medium off white to tan head . Great nut brown taste without the bitterness of some . JFGrind (2064) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2009
Hey, we have a winner, this is my favorite beer brewed by Oak Pond. Nutty aroma, medium bodied sweet ale with some roast, caramel, hazelnut, and chocolate come through in the malts.