ozarkspops (368) - - JAN 27, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very dark brown pour, stout-like, with thick puffy tan head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, and licorice. Flavor is very similar. Chocolate and coffee flavors. Licorice as well. Not much, if any, hop flavor or aroma.
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AStoutFan (4) - Geneva, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer really surprised me. When I first tasted it I thought, whoa I made a mistake. But after the first few sips it seemed to do the opposite of what most beers do. It got better, not worse. It is an interesting unique beer with a distinct almost toffee or bubble gum lollipop flavor, which does not sound appealing for a beer. But in its own way it is really good. Head minimal mouthfeel meh, but taste a pleasant surprise. To top it off it is almost as smooth and easy to drink as a big box american lager beer (water).
Gruffyboy (13) - - DEC 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice deep copper brown color, head quickly dissipated. Kind of bland flavor but still not a bad brown ale.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ZacM612 (212) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown, with tall light tan head. Chocolatey aroma. Flavor has chocolate and toffee. Semi-sweet finish. Decent.
Lutz2jm (141) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 27, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very mild and enjoyable. Balanced with tastes that are all good and not overpowering. Notes include chocolate toffee. Ok not great.
Fashawn (179) - Montesarchio, ITALY - NOV 23, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Birra ordinaria, marrone intensa Con schiuma color caffellatte. Odore di orzo, liquirizia e poche noci, che si susseguono nello stesso modo anche in bocca. Corpo snello e tessitura acquosa. Birra bevibile
HIGHB4LL (655) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle from Cash Wise in Watford City. Appearance: finger dark brown head, ok lacing, dark brown color, clear. Aroma: roasted grain, light chocolate, very faint floral hops. Palate: full body, average carbonation, slightly oily texture, light bitter finish. Taste: sweet malty front followed by astringent bitter roasted grain and light hops bitter. Overall, nice smooth texture, very drinkable, good tastes.
vsmith5 (9) - Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2014 does not count
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle; Love the dark color, but the taste doesn’t match the rich dark look. After taste is flat. Head disappeared too quickly.
CH-303 (1469) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - NOV 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Dark brown, Some light tan head.
Aroma: Medium malt, caramel.
Taste: Malt, caramel, slightly watery. Acceptable!
Bought: World of Beer (Reston), 355 ml
ARH (557) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle poured into a plastic cup. The aroma is quite damp with notes of caramel, fig, and a distinct dirt / earthiness to it. There’s chocolate lingering as a secondary aroma with some grains late. About midway through the glass a distinct aroma that I could only relate to a "wet dog smell" came through. It poured a dark mahogany color with a medium tan ring that had a soapy quality to it with a light, dusty surface layer. A light lacing is left on the cup. The taste is a medium bitter and light sweet. Creamy carbonation give the beer a smooth texture with it’s medium-light body. The flavors are mostly fig, toast, and caramel with a burnt and sugary note in there at the finish. It’s kinda woody, too. The aftertaste is a syrupy and cloying taste which turns to burnt coffee late.
jdb288 (576) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yes! I love a surprise. Bottle at Hickory Tavern. Pours brown/black with tan foamy head. Aroma is chocolate, caramel, toasted marshmallow. Taste combines those with some good Willamette hops...so you get sweeter and savory notes. A good "deep" brown with layers of flavor.