AleSmith Nut Brown Ale - Barrel Aged
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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Heaven Hill Barrel Aged

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lagunitasfan (1321) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
jc1762 (387) - Tokyo, JAPAN - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (11590) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (6119) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiong (5407) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
laiti (7744) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (8206) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (3573) - 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. It’s weird, this is the lowest abv beer I’ve ever had that was barrel aged. I’m realizing that alcohol and sugars contribute so much more to these beers than I realized. This is okay but not great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SinH4 (1399) - Garching, GERMANY - JUL 5, 2015
Taster at the brewery. Brown-amber color with white fine foam. Like the original Nut Brown: a greatly balanced nutty-earthy experience, just here we have hints of bourbon wood and vanilla going on. Carbonation is quite present for a BA beer. Great and subtle addition to the already good Nut Brown.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marheb (3536) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 23, 2015
(En fût à la brasserie): Beurre de noisette, vanille et une généreuse portion de brown malt. L’intensité des saveurs est superbement proportionnelle à sa buvabilité. Une des meilleures ’’petite’’ bière vieillie en fût de bourbon, une combinaison qui ne fonctionne pas souvent pour moi.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (14337) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2015
Keg at the brewery, to wash down the Speedway Grand Prix, 14/11/14. Dark mahogany brown with a moderate tan swirl and edgeing. Nose is raisens, dates, biscuit Jacobs Club bar, subtle bourbon, nutty. Taste comprises dark fruit rinds, spice, bourbon, sweet licks, toasted brown sugar, raisens, trace cocoa. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Decent subtle BA take on the base.

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