Here is my review of my buddy Wayne's Hex Nut Ale. This is my second review of his.
Pour - The HNA's pour was a deep brown with a almond color long lasting head.
Aroma - The malt comes through on the aroma in the HNA. There are hints of chocolate and roast. A small amount of hop flavor is also in the nose.
Taste - The malt comes through on the taste of the HNA but instead of chocolate like in the aroma I get coffee and a little caramel.
Mouthfeel - The HNA has a light mouthfeel with good carbonation.
Drinkability - The HNA is a good drinkable beer. I feel this would be a good transition beer from winter to spring or summer to fall.
My only suggestion would be to maybe give it a little more mouthfeel (thickness) From everything you said you are try to hit style and it may be a little light for a brown ale. I am just being picky cause I really liked it and you wanted suggestions. Keep up the great brewing Wayne!!