popery (1133) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 13, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours murky and brown. Small head. I’m normally pretty easy on appearance but this one is sorta ugly. Looks thick. Smells sweet with molasses, caramel, dough, milk chocolate, but there’s also a funny medicinal note that I’m not enjoying. Taste is quite sweet in a cough syrup like way. Lots of that band aid flavor in the finish. Kind of a gummy, syrupy feel. I’m just not a fan of this beer. The flavor combination doesn’t work for me. It needs some sort of a balancing note at the very least. An unusual miss from bear republic.
kimjongill (188) - - MAR 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap. Aroma of chocolate and malt. Hazy brown pour. Tastes of Belgian yeast, chocolate, and spices.
bb (5974) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Dark brown beer with a cream head. Chocolate aroma. Chooclate and light wheat flavor. Medium bodied. Chooclate and light wheat lingers with light banana and light spice.
mrmartin (563) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Winter, warmer. Brown pour with tiny tan head medium body. Chocolate/ mexican chocolate. Perfectly toasted malts. mellow and dry. Clean and easy to drink.
boFNjackson (3629) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Holiday Ale Fest... Poured dark brown with a thin head. Lots of cocoa and yeast spices. Cloves, and a little bit drying. Some fruitiness too. Evan a natural hint of herbalness with some strong banana yeast flavors.