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AleSmith Nut Brown Ale - Barrel Aged
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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Heaven Hill Barrel Aged


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lagunitasfan (1323) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 10, 2012
On tap at brewery while picking up BA Speedway. Nose is huge malty boozy rich sweet, like a gigantic barley wine. Chocolate and brown sugar. Taste is same. Not nearly as boozy though. Bit of metallic bite. Pulls saliva like a sour. Long rich sweetness. Really big beer. Good for a cold day.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (11964) - Escondido, California, USA - JUL 9, 2016
Draught at the brewery. Pours clear brown with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is moderate nutty and toast malt, oak and light bourbon with soft figs and chocolate. Flavor is moderate nutty and toast malt, dates, oak, light Bourbon and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (9606) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUN 4, 2016
Takes away a touch of complexity from the really nice base beer, but also adds layers of vanilla, bourbon and wood. Call it a wash, perhaps. All versions Iíve had are quite good. On tap @Alesmith.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinator (1850) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2016
Really good. Nuttiness with earthy malt and undertones of wood and bourbon. Soft brown color with a thin head. Smooth and weighty.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
jc1762 (602) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 13, 2015
Taster showing opaque caramel brown. The nose shows sweet sugar cane. The palate shows a tea-like forwardness with bourbon woodiness in the background. Light bodied and moderately carbonated with a slight astringency on the end.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (12678) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2015
A reddish copper ale with a thick creamy brown head. In aroma, sweet caramel malt with light bourbon barrel notes, peaty notes, dark fruits, molasses, nice. In mouth, a sweet fruity caramel malt with light candy sugar, light bourbon and vanilla, licorice notes, alcohol warmth, very nice. On tap at brewery.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (7069) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2015
Draft at the source. Poured a dark brown color with a small tan head. Aroma was notes of nutty bourbon roast, light toffee, bourbon character. Flavor was roasted malts, nutty notes. Barrel nicely compliments the beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiong (6253) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2015
Draught @ AleSmith Tasting Room, San Diego, CA

Pours dark brown, almost black with a smooth head. Aroma of roasty malts, coffee, cocoa, vanilla, oak and hints of bourbon. Taste is smooth, slightly roasty and oaky with some coffee, cocoa, hints of vanilla and bourbon. Finish is smooth, sweetish and slightly roasty. Quite smooth, yet complex and balanced.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
laiti (7981) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2015
Draught @ Alesmith, Miramar. Aroma has coffee, nutty malt and chocolate. Flavour has sweet bourbon tones, coffee, some nuts and chocolate. Smooth, easy to drink and delicious.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (8986) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2015
Tap @ brewpub, San Diego.
Pours deep dark red color with a small head. Nuts and caramel on the nose, bourbon, faint vanilla and wood. Sweet caramel flavor, nuts, bourbon and vanilla. Smooth and tasty.
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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (4035) - California, USA - JUL 28, 2015
28 July 2015, tap at AleSmith. Brown/black. Nose is sweet, lightly nutty, sweet wheat bread, some bourbon oak. Full body and mildly fizzy. Sweet, ovaltine, bourbon. Itís weird, this is the lowest abv beer Iíve ever had that was barrel aged. Iím realizing that alcohol and sugars contribute so much more to these beers than I realized. This is okay but not great.


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