Tag Archives: nut brown

PEAK ORGANIC NUT BROWN ALE

Enjoyable light-bodied dark ale furnishes sweet cashew-hazelnut roast and bittersweet black chocolate blast with slim orange-grapefruit bittering. Soft vanilla cadence and mild chicory nuance suit nutty finish well. Updated 2013 version (with generic label) afforded creamier mocha essence, richer caramel-burnt molasses penetration and deeper nut-charred hop roast.

CLIMAX NUT BROWN ALE

Swampy tan-headed, brown-bodied dark ale invites roasted nuttiness to sharp hop char and creamy mocha malting for up-front maltose penetration. Walnut-skinned peanut shelling lightly embitters maple-sugared hazelnut, butternut and cola illusions. Perhaps less assertive and gentler than richer nut browns, but mild silken nature perfect as crossover fare for pilsner-lager fans.

ROGUE HAZELNUT BROWN NECTAR

Milky porter-like mocha influence picks up distinct nuttiness overriding chocolate chip cookie, hazelnut coffee, marzipan-pasted butterscotch, and sugared fig sweetness as well as a symphony of secondary flavors. Black chocolate, vanilla, and maple undertones mesh well with chestnut, almond, and pecan illusions at midst as imminent rum raisin climax tags creamy hazelnut-candied mocha finish. Absolutely splendid.