Pours a lightly hazy golden with a really big white head.
The aroma is just really a lot like bread dough. It’s got some decent spiciness to it. Not bad, not especially exciting...
The flavor is yeasty & a touch tinny. Some light tartness & fruitiness... but it’s much more focused around the yeast driven spiciness. I could do without the metallic flavor, but it’s not an offensive beer... maybe not something I’d really get down on too often though.
[5357-20130510] Clear bottle. Malty toasted grains aroma. Clear, dark amber body with a foamy tan head. Sweet grainy toasted malt flavour has a barrelly booze aftertaste. Medium-full body is a little boozy. Quite interesting. (7/3/7/3/15) 3.5
(Called "Barrel Aged Winter Treacle Porter")
Btl pours crystal clear golden color no head but lots of bubbles. Smells of apples,grass with a hint of pine and citrus. Tastes of sweet apples almost jolly rancher like and light citrus. Soft mouth feel, light body,tingly carbonation,tart dry finish. Its sweet but not cloying or syrupy. The hops balance out the sweetness making this cider very refreshing. Im not to keen on ciders but this one is one of the better ones I’ve consumed.
2 min ago
[5356-20130508] Mini-growler. Mild floral herbal cleaner aroma. Hazy, amber brown body with medium-lasting foamy white head. Herbal grainy booze flavour has a long fruity aftertaste. Medium body. Good. (6/3/7/3/14) 3.3
4 min ago
[5355-20130508] 750mL bottle. Smoked woody soya roast aroma. Black body with a medium-lasting creamy tan head. Woody smoked soya roast flavour has a bit of a barbecue tang. Full body. Very tasty. (8/3/8/3/16) 3.8
4 min ago
Can from Linen Hall, Enniskillen 
Dark orange, hazy, off white frothy head
Aroma - pine hops, soft herbal bit grassy notes, hint of orange zest, touch of orangey caramel malts
Taste of piney hops, bit grassy herbal hops, soft bitter orange, caramel malts
Palate - soft carb, medium body, smooth texture. Bit more bitter than sweet. Finish as main flavour, bit dry, fairly rapid, fairly bitter
Overall - I didn’t enjoy this as much as the Crisp. Found it a little dull....well it’s my second cream ale
5 min ago
good solid pale ale...normal citrus and hops balance...this is the beer that got me started many moons ago.
7 min ago
Pours a clear straw yellow with a small white head. Aroma is grain, straw malts. Taste is a clean, light malt with light noble hop bitterness. Spot on German pilsner.
8 min ago
Fresh bottle, drunk 3/9/14
Small tan head diminishes fairly rapidly, leaving a dark brown body, with deep garnet highlights.
Thankfully far less bourbon in the nose than the Vanilla version showed. Still there, of course, but it’s not a mess of coconut and pineapple and actually allows the beer to break through. Raisins, black licorice and light chocolate with barrel notes providing vanilla, light buttercream and some sharper alcohol dryness. Probably the lightest thing in the nose is the coffee, which is limited to very light roast, dry, crunchy coffee grinds and more vanilla. No deep espresso or thick, juicy cold-pressed beans here.
Light bourbon and rather dry, tannic wood notes lead the sweet caramel-vanilla maltiness while a touch of raisins and prunes give way to light coffee but no where near the amount of barrel character and vanilla that that version showed. Still, it’s fairly sweet, a little low on carbonation and somewhat simplistic.
Slowly slogging my way through these massive Jacks Abby beers. This one is certainly better than the vanilla bottle I had and I fully expect the barrel-aged version to top that and the regular framinghammer to, in turn, top that. We shall see.
9 min ago
Bottle. Pours deep, dark brown with creamy beige head. Aroma is lightly roasted malts, oats, some milk chocolate, light earthiness, and some dark fruit notes. Flavor is a little watery with notes of roast malts, oatmeal, chocolate bitterness, and faint prunes; slightly ashy finish. Medium body and carbonation.
9 min ago
Deep brown pour with a puffy tan head. Aroma is whiskey, sweet berries, dark chocolate. Medium bodied, smooth. Whiskey coats your mouth along with coconut and berry notes, cocoa, and roasted malt and a bitter finish. Whiskey barrels are quite apparent but don’t over power. A little thin, but lots going on.
9 min ago
Very nice beer, pours a hazy golden yellow with a white head, smells of pines and citrus. Taste is not too bitter, loads of citrus with a slightly dry finish.
12 min ago
Draft. Light yeast notes and plenty of carbonation in this one. It didn’t have a ton of complexity on the palate or the signature JP funk I was expecting, but this is the first time I’ve had one on draft. The flavor had light fruit and spice and the finish was dry and quite bitter. A refreshing beer I will certainly try again.
14 min ago
Golden-straw, great clarity, big fluffy white head. Citric, lightly spicy hop nose with a little grainy sweetness. Initial citric sharpness fades to lemon marmalade sweetness and a light spiciness, finishing with a long mild bitterness. This beer did a great job of showcasing a hop with a lot of character. Really glad I tried this one.
15 min ago
40 oz. bottle: Smells of corn and vomit. Piss yellow, headless. Alcohol not noticeable, neither is much flavor. Fizzy water, but curiously not dry. Actually palatable for a malt liquor, but flavorless.