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Nut Brown Ale | Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery

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3.62/5
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193 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery
Tennessee, United States
blackstonebrewery.com

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

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

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-09-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35,668
Reviews:
55
Ratings:
193
pDev:
12.15%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
40
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 193 |  Reviews: 55
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4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

Photo of Bluesman2383
4.52/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of the best brown ales I've ever had, and I've had several. I wish I could get it North of the Cumberland Gap! I got this off the tap with a steak and it paired up brilliantly. I had two glasses and the consistency was amazing. This had an infallible taste with the food I ordered. From the perfect quarter inch head of sparkling white foam to the caramel brown color, this is one beer that is best served on tap and taken multiple times. It smells of walnut, understated hops, and caramel. I can't say enough good things about it.

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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of syndelee
4.35/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fls2rt
4.31/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bmoraymond
4.29/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of BlackBeerDown
4.19/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GatorTodd
4.13/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of garuda
4.12/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Ruby body, white head has good retention and good lacing.

S/T - Roasty sweet malt, bready, nutty, touch of earthy hops in the finish to balance.

M - Medium body, medium carbonation, smooth, finishes clean.

O - Nicely rounded and balanced. Went very well with BBQ.

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Photo of jmv0009
4.11/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Nice light, clear brown.
S - Just like any other brown ale.
T - This is where the beer shines. Excellent taste. Nutty, not too sweet, and very drinkable. I have had this beer several times now, it is best on draft. Goes well many things but especially red meats and pasta.
F - Very light and drinkable.
O - Probably the best nut brown I have had. Blackstone has some great beers and I think this one is the best. Much better than Newcastle, which I suppose is the one everyone has had.

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4.1/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from growler into an ale glass.
A-Nice, clear amber with fingers of tan foam. Some lacing.
S-Good. Slight malt and some nice spice.
T-Good, Balanced hops, spice and malt. Nice aftertaste.
M-Feels good in the mouth and the carbonation allows good coating.
D-Very drinkable. Good thing I have a growler.
Nice brew pub/restaurant in Nashville. Several good beers on tap.

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Photo of Blumstein
4.1/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of clvand0
4.1/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Apparently they bottle a few of the beers from Blackstone now. I saw this one and their Pale Ale at one of the local (Nashville) beer stores. 12oz bottle. Pours a standard brown color with a moderate head and decent retention. Leaves some lacing on the glass. The aroma is slightly malty with a nutty character and also has some crystal malt. The flavor is much what I remembered from the tap version. Nice malt character with some crystal character in there. Slight chocolate flavors along with a large amount of nutty character. Has a tiny bit of bite that I wasn't expecting. Drinkability is good and the mouthfeel is slightly thin, but still very enjoyable.

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Photo of jmdrpi
4.08/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bditty187
4.07/5  rDev +12.4%
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!

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4.07/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Came into this Brewery and saw that they had their World Beer Cup Gold Medal Beer on Cask so couldn't pass up! Served into a pint glass and enjoyed thoroughly!

Appearance- Caramel brown color, 1 finger of head and had nice lacing.

Smell- Caramel and nuts from the malt with a distinct bit of alcohol on the nose. The hop aroma was very distinctive from its style. Nice!

Taste- A bunch of flavor jumps out at you and gets better as the beer breathes a bit. Caramel sweetness with a dry nutty bitterness that blend quite nicely and linger for a while.

Mouthfeel- Full Bodied, Complex, but mild carbonation. Was a smooth beer but couldn't find the contrast the between the viscosity and body.

Overall- Very nice ale to enjoy with Pretzels and Pub Cheese. It is definitely a "classic British nut Brown Ale" they said @ Blackstones. Could enjoy many back to back but decided to try their Coffee Stout as well. Hope to have again!

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Photo of brentk56
4.02/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: The ice tea colored beer arrives with a nice head that leaves a fair amount of lacing on the glass

Smell: Brown bread, hazelnut and caramel notes

Taste: Brown bread and caramel, up front, with a developing nut and mocha character in the middle; the finish marks a return of the caramel to bring a bit of nutty sweetness

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: I don't drink a lot of English Browns but I found this one to be flavorful and well-crafted

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4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of spiveym
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had the pleasure of enjoying this beer literally 30 feet from where it was brewed at the Blackstone brewery and pub in Nashville. The server, Matt, was very knowledgeable in the beers of Blackstone. My first beer was the hefeweisen. My second was this beer - the Nut Brown Ale. I like this beer - a lot. Simple as that. Roasted malt rolls over your tongue and up your nasal cavity. It's a smooth, friendly beer. If Newcastle is the standard, than this beer is stronger in flavor. The aftertaste is more pronounced. It's an exceptional Brown Ale.

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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