punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - MAR 23, 2009
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
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
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 (4059) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2009
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 (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2008
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.
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - DEC 23, 2008
On tap. Coppery amber pour with a small white head. Nutty, woodsy aroma and taste. Strong and rather complex malt with a touch of oak and pecan shell bitterness. Very nice. Ratman197 (14856) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2008
Bottle poured a clear copper brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of cocoa, carmel and nuts. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of cocoa, carmel and light nuts with a smooth malty finish. lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2009 Sampled at the 12th Annual Knoxville Brewer’s Jam. Clear amber brown with a frothy off white head. Sweet nutty aroma, dark creamy caramels, slight walnuts and cashews. Re-rate on tap at the brewery. Dark brown-red thin off white head. Aroma of nutty brown malts, caramel. Taste is nutty, chocolate, caramel, sweet malts and a bitter grassy finish. Original rating 6:4:6:4:13 BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - JUL 31, 2008
Hazelnut in color, almost mohagany with a quickly receding fizzy head. Rich malty flavor, some toasted nuttiness, a hint of chocolate and caramel. Very sessionable. Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2008
tap at the restaurant in nashville. poured brown wih off white head. Medium toastedness.