Rustyham (1633) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Probably the darkest nut brown I have seen- this guys is holding an off-white head that is quite fluffy and has a great aroma of dry roasted almonds and toffee. Flavor is a great assortment of roasted nuts, toffee, and caramel. Very drinkable, and very dry. On Tap at the brewpub.
travita (3055) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub. The smell is nutty, cocoa, malts, and slight roasty. The look is brown, clear, and a light beige head. The taste is sweet, nutty, slight chocolate, and malts.
italianjohn (2029) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear mahogany pour tan head good amount of lacing .. aroma of sweet caramel nuts and nutty .... taste of sweet caramel and nutty balanced taste with a bite of hops at the end with a light aftertaste .... sessionable and tasty
benpickens (361) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - OCT 29, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet and mild. A nice british style brown with slightly more hops than typical...
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a really nice brown color with just hints of amber and a tan head. Aroma is nutty, caramel, a hint of chocolate, toast, roast, and some nice earthy hops. Flavor is malty, toasty, slightly nutty, biscuit, roasty, and a bitter earthy finish.
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 28, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2009
Source:10 oz glass on cask at the brewpub.
Glass:10 ounce pilsener glass.
Appearance:Poured a clear red color with a half finger of beige head.
Aroma:Aroma was caramel malt, nuts and a hint of earth.
Flavor:A hint of nuts with a toasted malt base and an earthy finish.
Palate:Medium body with cask carbonation.
Overall:I thought this was rather good. For the most part, Blackstone’s offerings are sub par, but this one was above average.
vyvvy (3268) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 6, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at Schlafly Repeal of Prohibition festival. Pours chestnut brown with a small tight tan head. The aroma is nutty with a bit of diacetyl, toasty malt and cream. Medium body with soft carbonation. The flavor is very nutty malt, some toast, cream and richness. The finish is a bit sharp. Overall a pretty good brown ale.
lumpsowers (286) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - APR 19, 2009
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Dark copper pour, big fluffy head and lace. Metallic aroma. Very low carb, some sourness, some bitter artificial nuttiness. Finishes with an unpleasant soy sauce flavor. It’s a local…
curly (2395) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - APR 14, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured at brewpub. Brown with ruby tinge, some tan head. Caramel and nut aroma with the same taste. Taste also has some chocolate bitterness on the finish. Good creamy caramel texture.
punkeedo (491) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - MAR 23, 2009
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
2009 Tap at the Blackstone Brewery in Nashville. This nut brown ale was surprisingly complex. Very full-bodied, with hints of tartness and even raspberries. I felt like this led to an overall unbalanced and conflicting flavor. Caramel, nuts, and fruits dominate the beer. I found this interesting, but largely unappealing.