kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Date: February 24, 2009
Appearance: opaque brown, thin tan head, scattered drippy lace
Aroma: light dry chocolate aroma
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, earthyness keeps it dry, just a hint of caramel sweetness, long bitter finish
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery with theisti. Brown color with small tan head. Nose of caramel malts and some molasses. Flavor is peat, coffee and roasted malts. Pretty darnk good brown.
theisti (3093) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - NOV 19, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shaker pint at the brewpub. Pour is brown ruby, clear with a smallish tan head. Aroma of semi sweet caramel malt. Taste is smooth maltiness, touch of earthy peatiness and a hint of bright hops. Nicely balanced brown, super drinkable. Palate is medium, full but light. Quite impressed, I usually can take or leave Browns, but this was a nice one.
heemer77 (5080) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - SEP 23, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2008 Easily the best beer I had on tap at the brewpub. This was like a light brown porter and absolutely impressed me. The body was dark brown with copper at the edges. A light tan head lasted for a long time. The aroma was malty with marischino cherries and some molasses. The taste was lightly burned coffee with some dark chocolate. However, this roasted character came together in a very pleasing manner. There was some nice earthy raisin in the finish. Classic for the heavier end of the style as far as I am concerned.