Inscrutable moderate-bodied nut brown ale lacks specificity. Blatant diacetyl oiliness and phenol hop astringency deplete honey-roasted peanut, hazelnut, walnut and coal nut drift as well as mild dark toffee creaming, brown chocolate smidge and light vanilla snip.
Ashen dry-bodied walnut char infiltrates blackened hop bittering, mild black chocolate malting and recessive black coffee niche. Blackstrap molasses, hazelnut, fig and date suffocated by burnt toast astringency.
Midlevel copper-toned dark lager coarsens roasted almond-pecan-praline sweetness and caramelized maple malting with phenol hop spicing as well as increasing diacetyl astringency. Subsidiary hazelnut, pine nut, and walnut whims undone by oxidized oiliness a tad.
Passable English Brown Ale bottled for upper New York’s Ellicottville Brewery by Southern Tier. Hop-charred grain-toasted peanut-shelled cocoa bean salience above dry earthen astringency affects scant hazelnut-pecan-cashew influence, oaken vanilla acridity, and ashen chocolate malting to marble rye spine.
Fine hop-roasted medium-bodied English-styled nut brown session ale places restive caramel-toasted pecan-buttered chestnut surfeit beyond lingered soft-hopped hazelnut-sopped mocha latte sensation. Black cherry, black grape, and black licorice darken sharp corners.
Blunt medium-bodied amber-grained autumnal brings fresh-roasted kiln malting and wet-leafed hop bittering to dreary brown-sugared chocolate-smoked coffee nuttiness. Diminished peanut-shelled hazelnut-pecan-walnut simmer drops off to earthen peat herbage. On tap, dry Brazil nut bittering counters distant maple-sapped hazelnut chocolate sweetness as interceptive dirty-grained hop-roasted astringency beckons.
Hop-roasted brown chocolate frontage of robust full-bodied bitter leads molasses-sugared hazelnut procession atop sooty wood-burnt earthen peat bottom. Hints of cigar ash, tobacco leaf, loose twigs, and charred walnut lie in the balance.
Dry roasted chocolate splurge levels off for dirty-grained earthen bitterness as hazelnut, cola nut, butternut, and walnut illusions float around dulled lactose continuance. Creaminess lacks resilience while undesired diacetyl astringency swells.
While not as indelible as Sam Smith’s Nut Brown, up-front hazelnut prudence, roasted barleymalt resonation, caramel cadence, and plum wine illusion lather creamy liqueur finish. Crisp Northwest water briskness absorbs exhilarating complexities.
Supreme chestnut-hued tawny-headed velvet-smooth ale benefits from chalky mocha dryness and toasted chocolate malts. Pronounced smokiness bolstered by blitzing roasted hop fizz, burnt caramel nuttiness, and coarse oatmeal grit. Moderately creamy with temptingly chewy chocolate nougat finish.
Slim maple palate sustains lackluster foamy-headed dark amber. Lighter and less efficient than stiff stylistic competition, this watery brew would benefit greatly from increased up-front nuttiness and better overall distinction.
One of the smoothest nut browns marketed, yet dank and dry sans advertised nuttiness. Too light and watery for distinguished tastes. Brewery defunct: 2002.