shigadeyo (3635) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 3, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
5/10/2007: Blackstone English-Style Brown Ale (neck label reads "Nut Brown Ale") pours out a brown color that is mostly clear with traces of suspended sediment. The head is frothy and foamy, beige in color, and has a average size and retention period. The aroma is toast and a soft, mellow, buttery English maltiness accented by some nutty and chocolate scents. The flavor contains toasted, roasted malts, and is slightly nutty. There is a balancing bitterness that surfaces midway into the roasty finish. This beer has a medium body and mouthfeel, but is slightly watery in the finish. There is also a touch too much carbonation. This is a good and drinkable beer, but nothing special.
12 oz bottle (Best Before 04607FX) via trade with decaturstevo. Thanks again Steveo!
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - MAY 20, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12OZ bottle VIA Decaturstevo (thanks!). This one is brown with a small beige head. Nose is toasted grains. Taste is biscuity with a nice balanced hop finish. Carbonation is moderate/high. Body is light/medium. Pretty good brown ale.
verstellung77 (19) - Westminster, Colorado, USA - MAR 24, 2007
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
12oz bottle. Served 46F in snifter. Mahogany in colour. Head dissipates in less than a minute. Aroma of chocolate and leather. Thin on the palate and a bit more carbonated than I care for with long aftertaste of charred coffee. Gorgeous color but aftertaste is a bit cloying.
dp (608) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2007
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
smoky, didn’t seem to be mixed all together, notbad though, thick, would try again.
kseecs16 (1215) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask. A big creamy light tan head on a dark brown body. Grainy malty smell. Nothing spectacular here, a nutty clean malt flavor with a touch of lingering bitterness. Nice creamy feel in the mouth but somehow feels a bit light bodied.
randompenguin (11) - Columbia, Tennessee, USA - FEB 17, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
For me this is a local brew. I like this because the flavor is slightly bitter with a delightfully sweet aftertaste.
allfreej (555) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 13, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Nashville Blackstone Restaurant. Poured dark brow, ruby highlights. Nose is malty. Flavor is smoky, nutty, malty, chocolatey. Finish is nicely hopped. Soft, delicate mouthfeel.
TheKegergator (241) - California, USA - JAN 31, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This thing poured a nice dark color with a good sized head. I wanted to try this one first since Browns are easily my second favorite beer to drink. This one did not disappoint. A smooth flavorful brew that I am very happy to have tried.
IrishBoy (4111) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 8, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Beer_Hawk; Thanks! Nose is sweet caramel and roastiness; clear walnut with a small tan head, that left really quickly; flavor has some hop bitterness, caramel malt, and walnuts in the flavor. The hops disappear and the finish is sweetness.
BelgianBeerGal (3856) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2006
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle in the States. Just a boring a beer. Nothing makes me want to try it again. Not remotely the same quality of beers sampled in northern England as the label claims.