radagast83 (7637) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Assuming that this is just another name for the "Drunken Elf Nut Brown Ale" that I had. Probably the best of the 5 beers I was previously had not had in their holiday pack. Nutty, but that kind of artificial but tasty nut flavor that is in most nut brown/holiday beers (not a knock against the beer). Moderate carbonation, small fluffy but dissipating white head. In retrospect I wish that this had been its own six pack when I picked it up.
blindeyedbetty (189) - Utah, USA - APR 19, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle pours black coffee colored with no head. Aroma of molasses and malt. Front palate is nutty with a malty middle and a finish of fish. Yep. Fish. It’s weird. Aftertaste is slightly woodsy. Not the best nut brown I’ve ever had and I can think of many other Shenandoah beers I’d recommend over this one.
Cobra (1100) - - JAN 6, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. brown longneck bottle. No freshness date or UPC code either. Poured out a dark amber color, with a decent tan colored head. A little fizzy to start with. Aromas are of sweet root beer, some caramel, very slight roasted aromas as well. Flavors are of spicy hops, herbal root beer, sweet malts. No nuttiness in this one. Medium mouthfeel, but slightly over carbonated.
Decent enough ale overall. Alcohol is well hidden, finished balanced.