rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - DEC 4, 2011
12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a slightly hazy dark brown with a 1 finger tan head. Decent retention.
Smells very nutty along with coffee and roasted malt. Some caramel as well.
The taste is roasted malt along with a very prominent nuttiness. There are some coffee and caramel notes in the background along with a pleasing hoppiness. Mouthfeel is a tad bit watery but ok.
Overall this is a very solid brown ale and one that I would seek out.
GandGKevin (934) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2011
Nutty and caramel aromas. Nutty and caramel flavors. Pours brown with a tan head. Overall a pretty decent brown ale. weihenweizen (4210) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2011
On tap at 3rd & Main. Pours medium amber with small off-white head. Some lacing thinner body, and low carbonation. Taste is lightly roasted malt, light nuttiness, and a hint of hops. drfabulous (8825) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 26, 2011
12 ounce. Brown and fairly chocolate. Little roast. Medium body. Taste fades a bit with time into something fairly common. burg326 (5630) - Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2011
12 ounce bottle from preismj that pours a dark brown with a thin white head. Has a hazelnut and a hint of malt aroma wuaffing from the glass. Has a caramel, and nut flavor with a small bitterness aftertaste which is refreshing.
doubelknv3 (1093) - Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2011
Caramel, hazelnut/Almond nut aroma. Reddish-Brown with off-white tan head. Caramel, nut, ,mild sour, and mild chocolate flavour. Mild bitter, sour finish. davidajensen (206) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 2, 2011
I enjoy this nut brown. The beer is very flavorful and bold. It is easy to drink, but comes off as fresh and alive. Frank (4261) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2010
This is a pretty nice looking beer w/ its slightly cloudy brown color and small head of evenly sized bubbles. The nose is mildly roast w/ some caramel and fruity apple notes. The flavor is mild and drinkable, just a touch of darker malts and roast, medium dry w/ brisk carbonation. It is decently balanced though I feel it would benefit if the carbonation was toned down a hair. Decent enough brew but it is neither perfectly executed nor particularly flavorful so I’d say it’s just a bit above average for the style. Shrews629 (193) - Kentucky, USA - OCT 12, 2010
Dark brown color with some ruby and dark orange highlights around the edges. Minimal head with an aggressive pour. Not much lacing left on the glass either. The head was of an off white, cream color. In the smell, I was picking up a decent amount of roasted malt, walnut, and hazelnut. Dry, leafy hints in the nose also. Breadiness. Doughy with notes of caramel on a subtle level. With the taste, I was again picking up the roasted, smokey, "nut" flavored malt. Touches of black coffee come through at the end and stick to the back of the throat. Not overpowering, but lasts long enough until the next sip. Medium mouthfeel that leans ever so slightly to the light/thin side. As I said, coats the throat somewhat, but doesn’t linger as long as one would expect. Somewhat crisp. Not as dry as I was anticipating. This is a decent little brown ale. Not the best, but definitely worth a try, in my opinion. Solid. I wouldn’t have a problem drinking a few of these. It seems that every Bluegrass Brewing Co. beer I have had lacks a bit with head and head retention however. elowan (1) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2010 does not count
Bottle. Reddish-amber color, pale head, leaves a hint of lacing. On first pour, aroma has a strong vanilla-chocolate scent, which gives way to a predominantly roasted-nut malt scent once the beer warms up slightly.
Flavor has the same vanilla background, over a roast-nut malt. Tiniest hints of hop floral and light coffee. Smooth and very little bitterness.