Perfectly balanced, elegantly regal English brown ale brings rich Bavarian lager influence to classic English ale styling. Roasted barley-oats crowd mild nuttiness to creamy mocha finish, comparing favorably to Samuel Smith’s famous ales. Should win over anyone with even the slightest nut brown interest. Brewery defunct: 2002.
Chestnut-hued medium body gets early tamped down hop spicing, sweet malt sequel, maple molasses surge, and mellowed nut finish. Dim chocolate echo needs creamier chewiness.
Sugary malt flow consumes toasted hazelnut-macadamia nicety and wavering chocolate-vanilla midst. At moderate finish, mellow tobacco leaf sweetness saddles dry hop scruff.
Heavenly chocolate-vanilla-toffee creaminess lathers hop-roasted flaked oat backbone and terse cola-hazelnut stint. Twinkled anise spicing scurries through brown sugared caramel malting.
Unusual combination of Band-Aid aroma, cotton-like foam, and judicious chocolate sweetness cannot make up for lackluster nuttiness. Accommodating dough-like persistence and scarce wood tones keep this passive watered down moderation somewhat interesting.
Clear tawny reddish dry body complements initial charred wood wisp and blackened hop tryst with resinous Brazil nut-walnut-macadamia midst. Dulled maple malt sweetness fades at weary finish, diminishing nutty cornerstone.
Tepid smoked malt initiation envelops scaled back maple essence, fizzy chocolate annoyance, and tobacco leaf tempt. A bit skimpy on relegated nuttiness, finishing watery and undetermined.
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.