Nut Brown - Bourbon Barrel Aged - AleSmith Brewing Company
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Ratings: 41 | Reviews: 10 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by kojevergas:
3.38/5 rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
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?
Serving type: growler
12-24-2012 01:09:35 | More by kojevergas
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3.53/5 rDev -14.1%
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.
Serving type: growler
06-15-2014 01:36:58 | More by Alieniloquium
Nut Brown - Bourbon Barrel Aged from AleSmith Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.