sonicstylee (13) - cayuga, New York, USA - SEP 18, 2008
The fact that this is a nut brown says it all to me. yes, like others have said, this comes off almost as a porter, it’s thick, it’s rich, it’s got a nuts roasted in chocolate taste with a very smooth finish. You’ll have to like dark beer to appreciate this nutty brown ale. blipp (9502) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUN 21, 2009
Growler filled at Consumers in Niagara Falls. Deep ruby brown with a beige head. The aroma is sweet and roasty, with chocolate, hazelnut and a hint of smoke. The flavor starts sweet and roasty, with a smoky side that gets stronger as the beer warms. Lighter notes of chocolate and hazelnuts. Very good. Really more like a lightly smoked porter than a brown ale, but if you want to call it a brown ale, it’s a damn good one. johnnnniee (4376) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 6, 2011
Sampled on tap at the brewpub
Pours a cloudy dark brown color with a thinnish tan head that dissipates quickly. Smells of roasted malts and coffee. Slightly nutty and earthy. Smells like this is going to be darker than a nut brown ale. Taste is roasted coffee, chocolate, nutty, earthy, malty. Finishes a bit on the dry side with a long lingering roasted grain. Very tasty, but almost porter or stout like with a lot of roasted grain going on here. Medium to thin body and level of carbonation. I really enjoyed this beer, but again its hard to call it a nut brown.
PilsnerPeter (3049) - Flushing, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2007
Tap at TAP NY 2007: I happened to enjoy this Brown Ale. Pours a deep ruby brown color with a bubbly tan head. Has a nice aromatic bouquet of chocolatey and nutty malts. The mouthfeel is silky and creamy. The flavor has a great malt depth. There’s plenty of earthy chocolate, nutty characteristics (walnuts), caramel, cinnamon. Finishes with a smooth roastyness. This was a pleasant surprise from this obscure microbrewer, good job! blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2007
Brewery: This is a nut brown? Black beer with an almost porter like consistency. Chocalate and heavy coffee flavors. Verrrry nice.
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - AUG 5, 2007
On tap at the brew pub. Pours a deep brown with lots of ruby highlights. Medium size creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and almonds. Flavor was nice and roasty, chocolate, mixed nuts, molasses and a touch of hop bitterness. puzzl (3260) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2009
Tap at Barcade for the 5th Anniversary Party. A new NY brewer? This was the first I’d heard of them. Mildly hoppy, clean, nutty aroma. Brazen and bold. Full flavor, medium bodied, roast and carbonic acid. Kind of fishy. A better than average brown. I’ll be looking for more from these guys. alobar (3864) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Chestnut brown color with aroma of nuts, roasted malt, and caramel. Nut flavor with roasted malt, hint of coffee, and caramel sweetness. Very nice beer. JFURYCAT (1078) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2006
This one has a malthy caramel nutty aroma alongside a somewhat smoky flavor with a dry medium finish that is accompanied with bitter hops that one would associate with a stout. This is the tastiest beer I’ve sampled at Rooster Fish and it seems well balanced. kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUN 8, 2007
Draft. Pours a dark reddish-brown color; medium tan head with good retention and cascading, fine-bubbled lacing. Significant amounts of roasted coffee and milk chocolate in the aroma. Medium mouthfeel: plenty of roasted malts and coffee; pleasant velvety chocolatiness; relaxed carbonation. Nice complexity for a brown ale. Lengthy finish, showing plenty of nuttiness and milk chocolate.