Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 22, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to beer_hawk for this one. Pours brown with a tan head. Smells of nuts, some coffee and mellowing chocolate. Taste is roasty and sweet with some chocolate and a bit of a peppery bite. Finishes slightly bitter. Another good one from these guys.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 12, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Amber-brown beer with a light beige head. Nutty, slightly roasty aroma. Nutty flavor with some malt and underlying hops. Light bodied. Easy drinking.
ATOmemphis (200) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - JAN 9, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fantastic beer from home Iíll say. Tastes best from the brewery - but sold even Kroger here. Good color, no real head. Fun to support the locales when it tastes good too.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 31, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I live in Nashville. I like Blackstone. Their beers are good simple beers that pair nicely with food. Nothing complex, but great simple session brews. Boy was I excited when they were bottling their beers. First problem is that they are not bottling the best house brews, the porter and the red springs ale. Second problem, the beer is not nearly as good as the beer at the brewery. My bottle poured reddish brown. Quickly diminishing head and no lacing. Weak aroma, but slight fruit and malt notes. Flavor is decent, which is a balance of mild hops , toasted malt and nuts, and caramel. Finish on the bottled beer is its weakness. It could be a little cleaner. It is much better on tap at the brewpub.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 22, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
In the bottle. Thanks to Springslicker for the beer trade. Reddish brown in color. Poor head retention. Off white head color. Caramel and molasses aroma. No discernable nut aroma to me. Something of a fruity berry flavor. The finishing flavor has a little nut character. Good malt content throughout. An enjoyable beer in a style that I usually donít care much about.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle, courtesy of Sledge Jr) Pours a dark mahogany body with a moderate off-white head. Aroma of toasted malt, raisin, and grass. Flavor of malt, cocoa, caramel, and a bit of fruit with a dry finish.
JazzyJonas (11) - USA - NOV 8, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Faint hop aroma with almost no hop flavor. Not a problem since it has a sweet, malty, almost creamy/nutty flavor (no, not like peanut butter). Looks gorgeous. Pours a deep, raspberry red with small white head. Nice medium-light, smooth mouthfeel with a clean, quick finish. A mild, inviting beer that most people would enjoy.
awebster (165) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 6, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light-bodied, slightly sweet with an hazelnut character. Slightly watery to me.
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle acquired in trade with SpringsLicker (thanks!). Poured a deep and slightly cloudy brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, nuts, chocolate, and toasted malts. Tastes of chocolate, nuts, and caramel. Has a sweetness to it.
NachlamSie (2535) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. Pours a full brown with no real head. The aroma is pretty yeasty with a hint of raisins. The flavor is much more impressive: an excellent blend of sweet caramel and toasted nuts with enough body to make this brown satisfying. Not bad at all.