Nut Brown Ale
Black Oak Brewing Co.

Nut Brown AleNut Brown Ale
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From:
Black Oak Brewing Co.
 
Ontario, Canada
Style:
English Brown Ale
Ranked #25
ABV:
5%
Score:
87
Ranked #17,727
Avg:
3.85 | pDev: 10.65%
Reviews:
76
Ratings:
139
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 29, 2022
Added:
Feb 06, 2002
Wants:
  8
Gots:
  29
Our Nut Brown Ale is a British Inspired Brown Ale. This medium bodied ale is rich and smooth, boasting lots of roasted coffee & chocolate notes. It is balanced and satisfying all months of the year. This brew was one of the flagship Black Oak beers back when Ken opened up the brewery in 1999.
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Ratings by dcollinge:
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Reviewed by dcollinge from Canada (ON)

4.52/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
My favourite brown ale in every taste-off that I've had. Beautiful copper-brown colour, perfect head retention, pronounced malt sweetness balanced with just the right bitterness to make me want another. Medium body is dead-on for the style.
Mar 23, 2017
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Reviewed by jonphisher from New Jersey

4.34/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Courtesy of @coronaeus NBS BIF 15:

This one pours a beautiful dark (but see through) brown, and it is crystal clear. The head is dense and long lasting and it has just the slightest brown added to its head. As I sip it down I'm getting some great lacing.

Nose on this beer is roasty, nutty, with a slightly sweet fruity note that gives of raisin like vibes.

The taste is where this beer really shines...first and foremost a walnut like nuttiness is very evident, this gets followed up by a raisin like fruit note. As the beer finishes the roast shows as well as some subtle chocolate. It also shows a nice hop note on the finish, earthy like.

A very drinkable beer for me, light body, noticeably dry yet fruity (raisin) like finish. The hop and roast both show themselves with a low but obvious bitterness.
May 29, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by irishkyle21 from Canada (ON)

Dec 03, 2021
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Reviewed by InspectorHound from Canada (ON)

4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours dark brown with a medium head.
The malts come through on the smell, but a hint of the hops too.
The taste starts out hazel nutty and chocolates but on the back end things settle back and you notice the hops with a three bears dry finish....just right.
Mouth feel is dry and refreshing.
This beer gets an A in my book, a go to beer for me, especially in the summer.
Feb 22, 2020
 
Rated: 3.96 by RobinLee from Wisconsin

Oct 25, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by madhungarian90 from Canada (ON)

Mar 23, 2019
 
Rated: 3.93 by Mousel from Canada (ON)

Dec 29, 2018
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Reviewed by Vyacheslav from Canada (ON)

3.29/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Bought in cans in Toronto. Second review on beer advocate...

Not my kind of beer but maybe for those who are into a spoiled almond nut taste if there is such a thing, maybe I had a lemon but it seemed a bit foul, the best I can describe it is it seemed that the almost wooden, nutty, deservedly so named nut brown flavor was way too much, it just didn't seem balanced to me.
Nov 21, 2018
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Reviewed by eberesford from Canada (ON)

3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Pours reddish brown with a generous off white head. Aroma: Caramel sweet, slightly nutty. Flavour - caramel sweetness offset by well balanced sweetness.
Apr 12, 2018
 
Rated: 3.67 by bixby1971 from Canada (ON)

Apr 12, 2018
 
Rated: 5 by tomghiley from Canada (ON)

Apr 05, 2018
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Reviewed by Motski from Canada (ON)

2.6/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
It.s okay. Black Oak makes some tasty brews, but this one is mediocre. I've had much better nutty brown ales. Clear dark amber, decent off white head. medium carbonation decent retention and lacing. Nice aroma of roasted chestnut. Kinda of a bland, sweet nutty flavor. Finishes mildly bitter. Not a repeater for me
Mar 10, 2018
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Rated by garthbrennan from Tennessee

4.12/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Typical Brown colour. Nice nose, smooth flowing and flavourful!!!
Feb 26, 2018
 
Rated: 3.85 by BigBry from Canada (AB)

Jan 21, 2018
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Reviewed by TheDoctor from Canada (QC)

3.91/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Service: Can
Canned: Aug-25-2017


A:
Pours a clear mahogany with hints of ruddiness in the light, a couple fingers of airy tan head that lowers to a film. Okay retention; specks of lace. (3.75)

S:
Nutty malts, brown sugar, toast. (4)

T:
Follows the nose with some light dark fruit sweetness, hard water, and a light hop herbal bite at the finish. (4)

M:
Pretty thin body with active carbonation, and a soft malt finish that lingers a tiny bit, very drinkable. (3.75)

O:
This is a tasty, old school brown ale that was drinkable and enjoyable.
It pours pretty nice and seems like a solid, to-style type of beer. Nothing flashy, everything is there. Easy to drink and doesn't really encourage thinking about it. A nice beer that I could definitely drink two or three of. (3.75)
Oct 05, 2017
 
Rated: 3.96 by ConnorG from Canada (ON)

Aug 26, 2017
 
Rated: 3.85 by The-Jolly-Imbiber from Antarctica

Aug 22, 2017
 
Rated: 4.54 by JPNesker from Canada (ON)

Aug 08, 2017
 
Rated: 4.34 by MeadEater from Canada (ON)

Jul 10, 2017
 
Rated: 4.21 by StormAles from Canada (ON)

Jun 29, 2017