smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - FEB 10, 2005
Draft - little to no aroma. Dark brown body with a medium-sized head of large beige bubbles that quickly turned into just a ring around the glass. Malty with a touch of finishing nuttiness. Not terrible, but not great. TAR (2781) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - DEC 18, 2004
cask conditioned: Mahogany in color. Fat, light hazel foam. Prevalent leathery house character in the aroma with notes of toffee, plummy malt, rye, and bushy hops. Hints of roast. Fluffy carbonation. Tea-like softness. Complexly flavored with tangy leather and stewed plum notes. Continually soft and fruity with coconut and mango suggestions. Scratchy yeast and grainy malt textures buoy the earthy hop astringency with hints of fruitcake and acidity. Juicy malt structure hints at toasted, lightly husky malt. Pulverized malt notes are enlivened by gentle tropical fruit acidity and rich caramel. Understatedly nutty malt finish underlined with a delicate sweep of coarse hops. Needs more malt emphasis in both aroma and flavor. Excellent session brew, though. asheft (3108) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2004
[The bartender called this "nut brown", so I’m not sure if this rating is in the right place.] Red-brown with a thick, long lasting head. Nutty, worty caramel aroma. A bit sour with a thin body and a thin flavour. I would not have this beer again. kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - DEC 6, 2004
(at CVG) Medium brown. Nice tan head with great lace. Relatively little aroma-malt. Flavor was malt, a bit nutty, not too sweet. Shag (3040) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - SEP 24, 2004
Like everyone else, on draft at the Cincy airport. A brown appearance with a light head. Some hazelnut and toffee characteristics. A very carbonated mouthfeel. Overall impression of Bluegrass so far is an average brewery.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - AUG 22, 2004
On tap, Cincinnati airport. Medium brown color, beige head, sticky lacing. Nutty and malty aroma. Flavor had some nice chocolate elements along with the nuts, lightly sweet. Medium bodied. Pretty good. PorterPounder (8231) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2004
Had on tap at their brewpub in the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport. Medium copper appearance, thick off-white head with good lacing. Aroma has a bit of a caramel sweetness to it with some fresh lake water undertones. Some nutty sweetness in the flavor with some caramel uindertones. MOuthfeel is decently thick. Overall, not a bad Brown Ale. MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JUL 13, 2004
Dark amber-red. Smells brown, nutty and peaty, some caramel. Same in flavor, a bit of woodiness to it. Sticky palate, hung around the mouth nicely. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 12, 2004
(draft) Clear red-brown body with beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, nutty, caramel, light floral. Taste is fairly sweet, nutty, roasty, light chocolate. Medium body. burgerlicious (308) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 28, 2004
The aroma was nutty and VERY pleasant. The light brown body supported a thick, tan head. The flavor was an exciting cacophany of nutty goodness.