Nut Brown Ale - Mt. Carmel Brewing Company
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Reviews by damndirtyape:
3.75/5 rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Single bottle poured into a shaker pint glass. The beer has a date and time stamp just below the label, but in a code that doesn't mean anything obvious to me.
Appearance: A clear dark mahagony brown on the table - ruby red colors when held up to the light with plenty of bubbles moving up through the beer. The beer poured a 1/4" thick off-white foam that died down to a thin layer all the way across the top. What lacing appears slowly slides back down the glass and rejoins the foam. Good looking color overall.
Smell: Not a lot of anything when cold, but as it warms up there is some mild burnt/toasted malt and a hint of maple at the end of a deep inhale.
Taste: Definitely have to let this one warm up quite a bit before drinking it. When cold what comes across the most is a burnt/toasted malt flavor which at times moves between char and tobacco-like smoke flavors. When warmer though, now the malt and other flavors start to come through. The roasted malt is up front, followed by another slightly sweeter malt flavor (not quite caramel) that then goes into a mild bitterness and then that burnt malt/char finish at the end which ends abruptly with a very mild hop lingering taste. Never could taste any Maple until the beer was just under room temperature, and even then it was pretty mild. Shame that it was hidden under everything else.
Mouthfeel: Good carbonation, but not too spicy on the tongue. The beer is slick and wetting of the mouth and goes down easy but there is some lingering sensation on the teeth.
Drinkability: Not bad, but the char/burnt taste is a bit much for me. I think it must be something about a particular combination of toasted malt and hops that makes me think of cigarette / tobacco smoke, which I don't care for. Definitely better when warmed up, but I think one is enough for me.
Serving type: bottle
01-24-2011 23:30:31 | More by damndirtyape
More User Reviews:
4.06/5 rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A - Poured into a pint it appears a semi see thru brown color with a nice tan head.
S - Malty, carmel and a bit of maple
T - Sweet malty flavors, a little toasty and a hint of maple.
M - Medium feel and crisp creamy finish.
O - This is one of the better Mt. Carmel brews and a pretty good brown ale.
Serving type: bottle
11-18-2013 00:49:43 | More by patpbr
Nut Brown Ale from Mt. Carmel Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 138 ratings.