pintbypint (3584) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 21, 2005
500ml clear bottle. Poured a rich ruby brown colour, fluffy and long lasting tan head, quite creamy and smooth, left sticky lacing. Caramel aroma, with a trace of booze and nuts. Light sweet malt with toasted notes and caramel in the mouth. Also a late dash of hops and roasted barley give it a nice finish. OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2005
Caramel brown just a shade darker even. The head was a nice tan and semi thick one. The aroma is caramel and malt maybe a hint of actual nut. Flavor is roasted, toffee, and nut. Very tasty and just bitter enough at the end to make you come back for more. I like this ale. It is very well balanced and just sweet enough to taste great. Just thick enough to not be watery. It stays with you on the palate. I think it is very drinkable and was a good choice for a one beer nightcap. Iíll drink this again. JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2005
Nice nutty brown aroma and colour backed up with a malty,sweet flavour.Not a bad one-off beer. SayNoToCoors (65) - Wheat Ridge, Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2005
This is a good nut brown ale that has a good bit of that classic English flavor. It is nutty, has a good smoked flavor, too. I feel though that this brew wasnít at itís freshest. Iíve sampled this one a couple times and it just doesnít seem quite right (perhaps because of the clear bottles?) Anyways, itís still not that bad. ericmc83 (207) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 27, 2005
The pour is a clear dark brown. Aroma is malty, but with a nice twist...I guess itís the nutty part coming through. I canít pick out exactly what it is but itís nice.
Flavor is very nice. Nice level of maltiness.
mephisto (1287) - TAIWAN - MAR 26, 2005
it has a mild nutty aroma. the body is malty, rich and tasty. ElGaucho (2401) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2005
Smells a little like leather, in a good way. Rich, with some nuts. Smells more alcoholic than 5%. Dark reddish brown in color. Slightly hazy. Large off-white head that diminishes. Flavor is quite dry and malty. I didít really like this initially. But, it improves as it warms. Mouthfeel is somewhat oily. Not a bad brew. Perhaps a little overrated. ABUSEDGOAT (2734) - California, USA - MAR 26, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2006 Usual brown ale body. This has a very English feel to it, itís no surprise itís Sam Smithís. But thereís also cane sugar here which gives it a smooth almost silky mouthfeel. The nutty caramelic taste works well with that. One of my favorite browns even though itís not a huge beer. BeerRules (243) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2005 Nice bronze color with a small beige head. Smells a little like coffee, butterscotch, and nuts but also a little skunky and metallic, could be the bottle. Tastes roasty, nutty, and the finish is a bit buttery, sweet and crisp. I like this a lot. HerrBier (14) - Richardson, Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2005
I love this beer. It drinks well and no one flavour stands out from the rest (IE: it doesnít taste like it was brewed in a bathtub). It pours well also.
I think it drinks better a little warmer. Americans are globally accused of drinking our beer too cold. For this beer, I tend to agree.