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Nut Brown - Bourbon Barrel Aged - AleSmith Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

43 Ratings
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
AleSmith Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: HopHead84 on 04-07-2012)
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

dmsohyea, Jun 23, 2012
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On Tap

Alesmith Brewing Company
San Diego, CA

A very dark brown with a small brown head.

Rich aroma with lots of barrel character: bourbon, wood, caramel, toffee, along with some nutty and earthy elements remaining from the base beer. Exceptionally nice.

The flavor too is transformed, with good amounts of bourbon, vanilla, oak, nut, and roast coming together nicely.

Thin to medium bodied with low carbonation. I suppose, if there's anywhere this beer doesn't massively succeed, it's here.

I'd never had a barrel-aged brown ale before, and now that I have, this one will be tough to beat.

ehammond1, May 29, 2012
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3.53/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

32 oz. growler poured into a snifter. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Deep brown. Nice tan head. Chunky collar and a wispy surface.

Smell - Deep caramel malts. A little nutty. No barrel, except for some vanilla.

Taste - Follows the smell, but the nuttiness is stronger. Deep caramel, almost chocolatey. Vanilla, but again, no other barrel notes.

Mouthfeel - Bitter finish, but not a lot of hops. Well carbonated. Medium body.

Overall - It's a good nut brown, but I get no barrel.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

32 oz growler tulip.

Big thanks to SirWilliam for sharing!

A : Dark ruby brown, half finger head, small tight bubbles, spotted thick lacing

S : Unfiltered apple juice, cherry vanilla, almond milk, light smokey balsamic, brown sugar, caramel, brandy

T : Bitter smokey oak, maple, vanilla, nutmeg and some other spice, coffee, more oak and vanilla booze as it warms

M : medium side of thin, slight carbonation

O : A light country breakfast in a glass. smokey hazelnut coffee cooked over an open fire. A little thin but very complex. Great BA character for a beer with this abv. Excellent drinking experience. Highly recommend.

Cheers ~

Pelican5, Nov 27, 2012
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32 oz brown glass grumbler acquired 8 days ago at Alesmith and served into a conical Guinness pint glass in a tasting at me gaff in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado. Reviewed live. Expectations are very high given the brewery.

Served straight from the refrigerator and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a one finger khaki-tan head of nice cream and thickness, but merely decent retention. Body colour is an extremely dark hazy ruby. No yeast particles are vislble. no bubble show. Lacing is decent.

Sm: Bourbon, caramel, toasted malt, nuts (chestnut), some fruit (maybe cherry), vanilla, and oak. Yet all the notes are subtle and understated. A mild strength aroma.

T: Caramel, vanilla, a hint of nut, buried fruit, and oak right on the finish - but not much bourbon. Well balanced, if understated. I quite like it, but I did expect more bourbon. No yeasty character or alcohol. Tasty.

Mf: Smooth and wet, with good presence on the palate. Good thickness. Good carbonation in spite of coming from a growler.

Dr: Drinkable and enjoyable, but not as complex as it would need to be to be truly great. Subtly done. Where's the bourbon?

B-

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Nut Brown - Bourbon Barrel Aged from AleSmith Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.