Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 30, 2004
Deep Red. Moderately aromatic, fruity and fresh, with a strong fragrance of hazelnut along with a hint of caramel and fruit. Taste begins with a note of browned red apple. Immediate mid-palate flavors of caramel take place followed by a long and satisfying finish with notes of hazelnut and vanilla. A wonderful tasting brew and a pinnacle for its style. yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2004
Light brown and clear, with a nice creamy head. Pleasant hoppy aroma, which is well matched with the flavor. Moderately carbonated, smooth hoppy & nutty flavor. Clean moderately bitter finish. I tried this one because other offerings from Samuel Smith have been excellent. Not my style but obvious quality and drinkability. smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - OCT 20, 2004
Bottle - a touch of the "typical" Euro-brew shipped to America in a clear bottle funk, but not bad. Malty and nutty otherwise. Medium brown witha purplish hue on an off-white head. Very nice flavor! Unlike many of the American nut beers, this one is not overdone. Just the right amount of nut for my palate. This is an impressive beer! antisnobJP (274) - St. Michael, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2004
Bottle. Light brown color, crystal clear, with a cream colored thick head. Just arrived at this particular liquor store, so I was hoping for freshness. I am so surprised to smell a little skunk!(that was sarcasm). Moderately carbonated with a creamy mouthfeel. Malty, of course nutty, with an adequate hop bitterness, a detectable hop flavor, and no hop aroma. Slighty fruity and vinous, this quality increases with temperature. I think the slight skunk adds to the winey perception. A decent beer, but can’t go ga-ga over a beer that will almost always be skunked in this country. Please, give brown glass a shot, it doesn’t bother Fuller’s. JoeMcPhee (10131) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2004
Light brown colour, thick tan head that fades to sticky lace. Nutty malt aroma, light fruitiness. Flavour is malty, nutty, with a hint of caramel and molasses. Slightly roasty as well. Long, slightly sweet finish.
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - OCT 2, 2004
Clear brown with a small tan head. Malty aroma with a hint of caramel and nuts. Flavor was mildly sweet malt with
a bit of caramel and a touch of hops.
Not a big brown ale fan but this was
rather tasty. jgentgesdo (694) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 2, 2004
Pours brown with thin tan head. Nose is mildly flowery and quite a bit of malt character. The flavor is quite good and contains aspects of currant, raisin, and an oily nutty quality. Mouthfeel is a little watery. There is early malt and later hops, actually pretty well balanced. Alcohol is noticable, which I feel is a negative for this style. Finish is clean except for an oak charcoal flavor at the end. Low bitterness. Overall very good beer, but I have been rather taken lately with more spicy alternatives. kbjames (244) - Utah, USA - OCT 1, 2004
This is a really decent beer that had ok taste. This was the first time I had the style so I have nothing to compare it to. mstockton (238) - Frankfurt, GERMANY - SEP 24, 2004
Very good and not too heavy. Every beer I try by this brewery seems to be quality stuff. A nice, nutty flavor and maybe a little caramel. biznizness (1128) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 23, 2004
Pretty durn good beer. Follows in that tradition of English beers that you think will be pretty heavy but actually aren’t. Nice nutty flavor, very tasty. It’s nice to have a tasty beer that isn’t too heavy. This beer is nice.