KajII (782) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JAN 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. The pour was a dark murky brown with an average sized (1-2 finger) light brown head that receded into a few puddles of residue that produced some good spotty lacing.
The aroma was of a dark roasted malt, a mild resin hop and an earthy yeast with notes of chocolate, coffee, molasses and a hint of toffee.
The taste was lightly sweet and superbly malty with notes of chocolate and molasses from the start with the finish having a mild hoppy taste and a nice dose of coffee at the end. The flavor lasted a nice long time letting the malty coffee flavor which had a hint of hoppiness, settle in.
Mouthfeel was medium in body with the texture being rather creamy and having a mild carbonation.
Overall a bold, robust, full tasting brew that had just a light hint of hops which offset everything rather nicely.
kacarlton (9) - - SEP 19, 2014 does not count
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Surprisingly smooth flavor on the front end with chocolatey and nutty aroma. Creamy thick head and dark chocolate in color. You can taste the chocolate and caramel notes and the finish is slightly tart.
bpar73 (472) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a small tan head. Dark malt, chocolate and toffee in the aroma and taste. A nice brown.
radio_nowhere (826) - Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Frank and Lola’s in Bartlesville, OK poured into a pint glass. Deep brown color with light tan head. Aroma of light roasted malt, nuttiness, caramel, light chocolate and fruity/earthy note. Taste adds notes of dried fruits, molasses, light coffee and spicy/earthy hop bitterness. Medium body, moderate carbonation with light roast finish. Somewhat sweeter brown ale, pretty balanced and nice.
ColovianTrader (282) - - SEP 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mild for the style, but good flavors of chocolate, roasted coffee and cream. Oily body but velvety texture.
Darth_Earl (2) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 4, 2014 does not count
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 3/20
Ths introductory smell is almost nonexistent. It goes down smooth but lacks any sort of strong flavor. The only similarity to other chocolate or toffee beers is a pronounced aftertaste of old chocolate. Not very good.
mR_fr0g (3145) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home shared with Sarah picked up at GBBF for a US state tick. Aroma is nutty caramel with fermenting grass notes. Later there a quite a heavy soapy element to the nose. Nice reddy chestnut brown colour with a thin but persistent light tan head. Flavour is dark fruits, raisin and figs with burnt unrefined sugars, dry with tangy fruits in the finish. Maybe a little apple note. Palate is medium-sweet, moderate to high carbonation. lightish body. Burnt sugar and tangy fruits linger in the finish.
adster (351) - HUNGARY - SEP 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sötétbarna, kávészínű sör ujjnyi vastag, bézs habpaplannal. Bátortalan aroma egy halványan kávés, kissé füves színezettel, melyhez egy tejkaramellás, mérsékelt, ámde méretes buborékokkal tarkított szénsavtartalmú, voltaképpen említésre méltó, vagy kiugró ízjegyek nélküli, mégis barátságos jellegű test társul. Semmi különleges, mindenesetre összeszedett és sima, finom barnasörös ízhatás.
ryecatcher (790) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a deep chestnut, medium beige head with okay retention and decent lacing. Nose is malt, caramel, molasses. Mouth is medium bodied, dry with an underlying bitterness throughout, mildly creamy on the palate, malt, pumpernickel bread, not really complex. A basically boring, slightly sub-par brown.
Shark_Pants (189) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 19, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown coke colour with a small beige head. Aromas of caramel, chocolate, a little vegemite and toast. Taste is fairly low on bitterness, vegemite, coffee, toffee, a little hazelnut. Much thinner bodied than I’d like. Not bad but doesn’t scale any great heights.
miquelcrush (1384) - Granollers, SPAIN - AUG 11, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bona cervesa, és bastant equilibrada i gustosa.
Buena cerveza, es bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.