Well just over three and a half weeks ago I brewed my first ever all grain brew and today I got around to my first taste test. The beer (NUTS! Brown Ale) was in primary for 11 days, it was then transferred to secondary for 6 days and then transferred to a corny keg. The corny keg cold conditioned for 3 days and then was force carbonated for 3 1/2 days. The results overall are not bad for a first attempt.
Appearance - The colour is a little darker than I would have liked, I was aiming for 39 EBC's and it probably came out a bit darker than that. A great tan head forms and laces the side of the glass. For future versions I will probably scale back the chocolate malt slighty to bring the colour down.
Aroma - The aroma is all about the malts, chocolate and crystal combine quite pleasantly, again I would consider scaling back on the chocolate for the next version.
Feel - Great mountfeel to this beer, medium bodied with a nice creamy texture. Very pleased with this aspect of the beer.