Sweet chocolate-wafted ale with thick mocha resonation, pleasant nut influence, and moderate hop bitterness coating softly textured hazelnut finish. While experienced brown ale drinkers will reach for stronger, more refined Samuel Smith’s Nut Brown Ale, lighter ale lovers may be more inclined to enjoy these. Brewery defunct: 2003.
Chocolate-malted powdered cocoa enchants ashen mocha frontage, settling into soured maple whim its lost walnut-hazelnut-almond astringency and oily diacetyl finish fail to properly punctuate. Further tasting revealed raisin-fig-date troika undermined by stove-burnt coffee sourness.
Efficient chalky mocha dryness and tapered roasted nut slip oppose pallid biscuit-y cereal sweetness, dominating slight orange sourness, metallic whiff, and phenol flow.
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.