Nut Brown Ale - Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery

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82
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142 Ratings
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Ratings: 142
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 12.78%
Wants: 5
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery visit their website
Tennessee, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
OG: 1.052
IBU: 23
Color: 22L
Hops: Willamette
Yeast: Ballantine Ale (1056)

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-09-2001)
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Reviews by SheepNutz:
Photo of SheepNutz
3.95/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz. bottle poured into a tulip-style glass. It pours a deep ruby red color with two finger of light tan head. There is a tiny bit of lacing. The smell has some roasted malt character to it, with a slight nuttiness, but not much else going on. The taste also has lots of roasted malt character. There's a little bit of oak, and some almonds. Not bad. The mouthfeel is a little light and watery. The drinkability is great though. Thanks to Chris for this solid brew.

More User Reviews:
Photo of lordofthewiens
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Hugh37
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Dello
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Schlafly33
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of LXIXME
3.83/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a big light tan head that settles into a nice light creamy lacing above a clear reddish amber colored beer.

A rich dark roasted caramel malt aroma that brings with it some black licorice, dark fruits(apricots), molasses and nuttiness.

Dark roasted malts with some cocoa hints taste that seem to lose a lot of the molasses, licorice, and nuttiness of the aroma.

A dry aftertaste that harbors the dark roasted malt taste on this medium to almost full bodied beer.

A pretty decent nut brown, drinks real easy like.

Photo of javlin624
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of joeyjoey104
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of curleegirlee1
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Psberrier
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.55/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Above its deep-chestnut body and creamy tan head, a swirling aroma of nutty-cocoa with a hint of darker chocolate and a cusp of roastiness reaches out to you. Its suggested richness, or perhaps sweetness, doesn't carry through to the flavor though, and at first sip it may at first seem a bit thin. Such is not the case, as it's intended in the English style; and subsequent tastes prove it to be satisfactorily flavorful. It's mainly malty, although some leafy, grassy and floral hops are present along with a touch of yeasty fruitiness, and it displays everything that the nose suggests. There's a bit of acrid astringency to it however, perhaps from the use of some deeply kilned or roasted malt, that's not particularly pleasing. Still, it's otherwise a very clean, and very drinkable, brown ale. Moderate bitterness balances it, and it finishes short, dry and flinty.

Photo of ESpindle615
3.76/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Gonzoillini
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of bmoraymond
4.29/5  rDev +19.2%

Photo of russpowell
3.79/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Picked this up at a Publix in Maryville, TN, BBD of mid-june 2013

Pours amber/cooper with a pinky of cream colored head. Good head retention & lacing

S: Toastyness & nuttyness

T: Toastyness, some nuttyness & a touch of dryness up front. Slight astringency mixes with a bit of caramel, dryness & toastyness as this warms & a tinge of sulphur. Finishes nutty, toasty & slightly grainy & a bit roasty

MF: Medium bodied, fairly firm carbonation

A fairly drinkable English brown, would take this over New Castle brown any day

Photo of bditty187
4.08/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a growler that was purchased my mother as she was traveling through Nashville; you got to love when mom hooks you up with a new beer from a state you never had a beer from. This seems as good as any beer for my 700th review.

Clear, reddish-brown in hue, the color is very attractive and very shiny when held to a light. A tiny beige head struggled to reach a fourth of a finger in height. This foamy cap lasted a moment and then faded to a bubbly collar. There was no lacing. Still it is a good-looking beer. The nose is lovely with toasty malt, nuts, chocolate, and finishes with a clean and small whiff of British hoppiness. I really enjoy the aromas. The bouquet is well-rounded and has good potency. Very inviting. I love beers that taste like this, toasty, nutty, chocolaty, with a kiss of roasted coffee bean, the hops are very secondary and they seem to impart little in the way of true favor. I only get a suggestion of taste from the hops; they seem to whisper “British.” Or maybe that is the yeast talking, regardless I am listening. Even though the impact of the hops is low, this beer remains dry and not very sweet. Both are excellent qualities for a Brown Ale. Medium in body, the carbonation is low but that could be the result of transporting the growler back to Nebraska, regardless the mouthfeel is quite pleasant. This is exceedingly drinkable. Damn tasty actually and as good as my favorite Brown Ales. I see why this beer has won two medals at both the GABF and WBC. If you find yourself in Nashville this beer is worth quaffing. Recommended.

Thanks mom!

Photo of Backer2004
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pleased to find a local microbrew on tap at a hotel bar in Nashville. No carbonation or head to speak of and basic mouthfeel. Nice taste with hints of caramel and nuts. Easier to drink than many nut browns I've tried. A good versus the other options but not my ideal recommendation if heading to Tennessee.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of akorsak
4.05/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A 12 oz bottle from unclejedi. This crosses Tennessee of my list of states to 'visit'.

A: The ale is a dark brown, not quite black, color, impossible to see through. The head made a vigourous splash on pour before receding to a thin white layer.

S: The nose, well, the nose doesn't offer up much. There is a stale vegetal aroma, celery-like, that I found up front. Beyond that though, there isn't too much.

T: The first sip more than makes up for the lack of nose. Dry nutty malts hit the tastebuds right away, providing a very chewy body. The nuttiness smoothly translates into some darker, roasted malts, adding a chocolatey depth to the ale.

M: The mouthfeel really makes up for the poor nose, providing a stout-like chocolate to match the dry nuttiness.

D: I went in not expecting much and have been quite pleased. This means that I've never had a bad beer from Alabama.

Photo of Jredner
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Aroma is hay/grass and grains. Comes across lagery smelling. Reddish brown with a diminuitive pinky thick tan head. Fore is nutty, a tinge tobacco-like with peanutskins and sweeter malts. Fairly low intensity flavor gives it a steeped tea bag feel flavor wise. Not at all bad tasting just very thin.

Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

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Nut Brown Ale from Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 142 ratings.