bhensonb (15500) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 1, 2008
12 oz bottle from Vintage Cellar. Pours a dark mahogany with a decent beige/tan head. Smells like nutty roasted malt. Near medium body with frothy carbonation. Has that brown ale sour touch, with gritty roasted caramel. Possibly a bit smoky in the finish, or maybe a light stroke of coffee. Pretty good drink. Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 11, 2009
12 oz. bottle. Pours a fading tan head and dark brown body. Roasted and chocolate flavors with a bitter finish. angrybeerman (259) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 22, 2010
Poured dark brown with lasting white head. Aroma of toffee and caramel. Tasted mostly of bitter hops but with notes of sweet caramel and toffee and dark fruits. Remained consistent throughout. Pretty heavy too. A decent beer all round. joeyplush (648) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2010
A decent brown ale. Aroma of roasted malt, and chocolate. Taste is very chocolatey with a coffee finish. Palate is very strong, lingering chocolate and coffee tastes. Very enjoyable beer. BeerandBlues2 (13661) - Escondido, California, USA - JUN 26, 2011
Sampled at 4th NoVA Summer Brewfest. Pours hazy brown with a medium, fizzy light tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cookie, toast), light hops (woody), and light esters (fruity) with notes of dates. Flavor is moderate malt and light bitter hops. Medium body and carbonation, low warmth and a sweet finish.
pushkinwow (2851) - Ottawa, CANADA - APR 29, 2013
12oz bottle from the Jarretts. Light mahogany with a biege head. Roasted maltiness, dry, sweet caramel, pleasant. Mild body and moderate carbonation, malty, somewhat sweet, dry, toffee, fairly tasty finish which was surprising. jrob21 (3760) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2013
Nutty flavor with some sweet rock candy flavors medium body and easy to drink. Too easy to drink. Roser (44) - Virginia, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Appearance- good looking, dark brown, opaque. Thin (weak) root beer colored head, disappeared fairly quick.
Smell- malt, spice, chocolate.
Taste- a little hop, bitter, gingerbread cookie.
Mouthfeel- light to medium. Thin. Warm bourbon barrel kind of feel.
Overall- a very solid, good beer. Recommendable. I’ve always been a fan of Sam Smith’s Nut Brown Ale, and I think this is better.
Cheers all! coyforce (684) - California, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Nice chocolatey aroma. Pour is a thick black color with a thin white head. Taste is a chocolate malty smoothness. edgallow (4312) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 4, 2014
12 oz bottle pours brown with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, bread and spice. Taste is malts, chocolate and spice.