Nut Brown - Bourbon Barrel Aged - AleSmith Brewing Company
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Ratings: 41 | Reviews: 10 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by pmarlowe:
District of Columbia
3.93/5 rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
The board says "Aged in Heaven Hills barrels". 12oz pour (yey), tasted next to the regular Nautical Nut Brown.
A: Pours black with a half finger of dull, sand colored head. Looks like cola around the rim. Good amount of lacing and very good retention: a thick ring of head stays put throughout the entire glass.
S: Good amount of sweetish bourbon upfront, alongside a little vanilla and lots of coconut.
T: Lots of bourbon, coconut, and just a touch of roastiness and chocolate right at the end of the sip (but you really have to pay attention for these). Some nuttiness (cashew, peanut) add a dimension of complexity beyond the bourbon barrel.
M: Medium body and medium-light carbonation. Seems kind of thin but with creamy texture. No alcohol noticeable, which I guess makes sense given the ABV.
O: I'm not sure the barrel treatment really elevated this beer from what it was, it's mostly just a different, bourbon flavored brown ale. It's tasty, but the flavors don't quite come together.
Reminds me kind of BA Wee Heavy, in that the barrel treatment overwhelmed the base beer and the body was a little too thin to fully express the barrel.
Serving type: on-tap
04-08-2012 15:54:10 | More by pmarlowe
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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.