arminjewell (9636) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 18, 2011
Pours dark brown with nice off white head. Aroma has notes of honey, toffee, nuts, some slight roast and earth notes. Taste is some nice sweet honey, but also has a touch of toffee and caramel, touch of earth and dark fruit, finishing slightly dry. dfinney23 (3269) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2012
12oz bottle pours clear cola brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of toast and a little earthiness. Rich and malty taste with a bittersweet chocolate finish. Good stuff. Dodgrblu (751) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 30, 2013
12 ounce bottle from Total Wine Sac, chocolate aroma and front end, honey on the end. Pretty good for a brown.
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Bottle from the brewery, pours deep brown with a thin head, chocolate, honey and a little golden fruit on the nose, nutty and malty body, finish has chocolate, malt and grassy hops. Well balanced and tasty. BeerandBlues2 (13304) - Escondido, California, USA - JUN 26, 2005
Tap. Pours a clear milk chocolate in color with a tan creamy head. Chocolate and caramel malt aroma with a hop nose. Honey and sweet caramel malt flavor with chocolate mixed throughout. Light to medium bodied creamy palate.
dnstone (3406) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 12, 2009
Sweet, light honey with roast malt nose. Solid brown appearance. Balanced honey/roast flavors. blutt59 (6564) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2010
bottle, via trade with jbye4334, dark ruby brown with soapy tan foam, aromas of light coffee and caramel, flavors of cocoa puffs, caramels, malty finish Palidor19 (3188) - Brandon, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2011
it does a lot of things right with a nice balance of malts and spicy hops for substance. palate feels lively but it is a bit astringent at the end GarrettB (1599) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 13, 2012
June 20th, 2011 - My impression of Twisted Pine changed dramatically once I summoned the courage to go knock on their door and see how their brewery "feels". Until then, their beers tasted lackluster. A good representative beer, I thought, was their Honey Nut Brown Ale. I concede that this style tends to be boring wherever you go (sort of like accountants), but an exceptional honey nut brown ale could also indicate a real coup in the brewing industry. The color of Twisted Pine’s version is a brown and red color with a good and heavy tan lacing. I catch a hint of cinnamon buns in the nose, and I make a periphery check to make sure a friend or family member isn’t hauling a box of the treats around me. Check: negative. Fresh cream or rich milk sweetness build on the cinnamon bun smell, and a little nutmeg gives this a welcome seasonal touch. There’s nothing like a little nutmeg in food or beverages once snow hits the ground. While I enjoy the aroma and all the homey delights it projects, I’d be worried if I started sucking down on a liquefied cinnamon bun, so I’m relieved to find that the taste is milder, chalkier, a mild malty aftertaste, and a good but not overwhelming dose of milk chocolate. The sweetness is dialed down, favoring chalky and dry malty flavors. It’s drinkable and even enjoyable, but easy to miss in the crowd of Colorado’s beer scene. I also don’t know where honey comes into the picture. Not unlike the case of the disappearing bees plaguing the apiary industry, there is a mysterious case of the omitted honey flavor. bhensonb (15189) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 29, 2013
Bottle from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours med brown with a beige head. Aroma is lightly chocolate. Med minus body. Flavor is chocolate and the honey isn’t all that subtle. Always something good to be said about chocolate tho.