As a home brew blogger, I get a lot of comments and do a lot of commenting on other people's blogs (you down with OPB?). One of the blogs that I frequent is Ted's Brews. Ted is a home brewer out of the Chicago area that is extremely thorough and meticulous with his documentation and his brewing as a whole. A few months ago, Ted and I exchanged a few brews and offered each other some feedback. These are the tasting notes from Ted's Nut Brown Ale
I poured this from a bottle into a pint glass - not the one in the picture...that's Ted's...and maybe Sam Adams. It poured brown with a red tint and built up a cream colored head that faded quickly. The carbonation appeared to be spot on. The aroma was light chocolate, almost cocoa - rich, but not overbearing. The taste was sweet, light with nutty cocoa flavors in the front that quickly gave way to a clean finish. After taking a sip I was left with a very light sweet nutty flavor that lingered.
Over all, this was a very drinkable brown ale. I have had a lot of brown ales that are big and pack a lot of punch but this was not one of them. It was a session brown ale. After a conversation with Ted, I found out that that was exactly what he was looking for in the beer. A clean easy to drink brown ale. That being the case, he was spot on. I have to say I would not have necessarily thought of that myself (I have been on a big beer kick) but it was a heck of a good beer. It was clean and easy and made me want another one.
For more on Ted, check out his blog. Cheers!