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 (5535) - 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 (287) - 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…
Beerona97 (2398) - 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 (498) - 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.
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 4, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a light tan head that laced a little with a clear amber body. Smells of caramel and lighly toasted malt. Tastes toasted with caramel. Some nuttiness on the finish.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
2008 GABF. Pretty good example of the style. reddish brown clear with small white head. Bit thin and not a lot of nuttiness. Still quite a sessionable brew.
Butters (4038) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fair example for style. Reddish clear brown and decent lacing. Aroma of toasted biscuit. As with some of their other beers, there is a good deal of alcohol burning despite being a relatively mild abv. Didnt pick up much nuttiness.
jcwattsrugger (12129) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-pours a light tan head and mahogany color. Aroma is medium malt, chocolate/coffee/roasty/peat, some fruit-lemon, some earthy hops. Taste is medium malt, chocolate/coffee/roasty/peat, some fruit-lemon, some earthy hops. Semi-dry finish.