bluesandbarbq (33) - Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA - MAY 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown pour with a tannish head and some lacing. Nice aromas of toasted malts, chocolate, nuts and very slight hops. Taste is rich with a slight coffee and cocoa presence then a nice touch of hops in the end.
decaturstevo (4075) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JAN 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with tan head and lace. Burnt coffee, flavor with semi sweet malt, and a nice malt bitter. A tad thin but a very good beer.
ChainGangGuy (4120) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 26, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: Clear, dark brown body with a ruby-hued hints at the edges and capped with a small-sized, off-white head.
Smell: Modestly roasty nose with notes of chopped walnuts, chocolate powder, and coffee.
Taste: Chocolate and coffee blend with a taste of roasted nuts. Lightly sweet. All-around earthy taste. Very mild hop character and bitterness. Drying, nutty finish.
Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium-low carbonation.
Drinkability: It’s a tolerable nut brown ale and one of the few offerings available at Blackhorse that wasn’t riddled with buttery diacetyl.
Tmoney99 (8777) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 5, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sample at Knoxville Brewers Jam 2009.
Poured a clear dark brown color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting and good lacing. Moderate toasted sweet malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium roasted sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration.
Drinkable above average brew.
lithy (3000) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the 13th Annual Knoxville Brewer’s Jam. Dark brown, black, puffy light tan head. Aroma is roasty, chocolate. Taste is big coffee roast, sweet.
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 26, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the Knoxville Brewer’s Jam. Poured a dark brown with a one finger tan head. Aroma of chocolate and nuts. Flavor is nutty, with a good amount of bitter chocolate and a nice hoppy finish. Slightly light body, with good carbonation and a crisp mouthfeel. Really impressed with this beer.
BeerHawk (1748) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - OCT 20, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the 2008 Knoxville Brewers’ Jam. Brown in the glass with a creamy tan head that leaves some lasting and good lacing. Sweet aroma of caramel and nut. The flavor has caramel, chocolate, nut and a light roasty background. Light to medium body. Enjoyable.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - OCT 16, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2008 Knoxville Brewers’ Jam. Pours very dark brown with big khaki head. The aroma is big, creamy caramel with a little bit of chocolate and nuttiness. Flavor is sweet milk chocolate with some planty hops. Reasonable beer.
Suttree (4452) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 12, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is an ale and its brown. So far, so good. Aroma is a mix of chestnuts and hops. More nutty than hoppy in the flavor. Also rather bready and tosty. Not ba, actually. Sampled at the2008 Knoxville Brewer’s Jam
NachlamSie (2345) - Tennessee, USA - OCT 12, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brewer’s Jam. Yep, this is brown. I was delighted to find strong coffee suggestions in the aroma. This isn’t one of those overly sweet browns. Hints of toffee, chocolate, and nutshells are also present. The flavor doesn’t quite live up to the aroma, but it’s still decent. I get hints of roasty coffee, nuts, biscuits, and chocolate. Something seems a little gummy which is the only downer. This is pretty adept for the style.