annunz123 (932) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I had high hopes for this one, as it’s a collaboration from two breweries I really like. Once I tried it, I just got the feeling they tried to do too much. The aroma is decent, with wood, smoke, roast, and nuts. The flavor starts with wood (which--let’s face it--doesn’t really taste that great), and brings in nuts and roast before finishing with peppery spice, coffee bitterness, a funky tartness, and alcohol. Individually those are fine, but together? Not so good. OK, but not worth seeking out.
jeremyh70 (913) - Missouri, USA - MAY 8, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with an ivory head with decent retention. Aroma is malty sweet with brown sugar, bread, earth and dark fruit. Taste is sweet caramel, molasses, earthy, bread crust, dark fruit and a slightly bitter finish. Semi creamy mouthfeel with a medium body and carbonation.
bytemesis (4944) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours reddish hazel, hazy with a medium tan head that dissipates fairly slowly with good lacing. Aroma is bready, toffee, a bit odd, clove. Flavor is light sweet, light bitter, dark breads, toffee, light smoke. Medium body, high carbonation, plenty of acidity.
BrewMstr (148) - Pleasant View, Utah, USA - FEB 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft falling rock denver. Mild aroma, cloudy dark brown with tan head. Malt and fruit notes, almost a winter warmer spice. Nice sipping beer!
ajnepple (3788) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - JAN 28, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Falling Rock. Almost black appearance with a lacy tan head. Malty and rich aroma with notes of chocolate, cocoa, toffee, light roast, bread and a touch of peppery spice. Similar flavor, adding notes of oak, vanilla, caramel, nuts, light banana, toasted grains, herbs, earthy hops and a touch of tartness. A very complex, full-bodied sipper that blew the roof of my doors.
wedgie9 (2513) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 15, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
From notes. Tasted in December 2012 from a corked and caged 750mL bottle. Pours dark cola brown with a thick beige head that slowly recedes to average lace. The nose is lightly metallic with toasted caramel malt and a touch of banana yeast. The flavor is toasted and bitter cereal, caramel, and banana. The body is medium with a creamy texture, average carbonation, and a long toasted bitter finish.
Whatup14 (1165) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 2, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bouteille 750ml. Couleur brun chocolat opaque, mousse moka pâle crémeuse. Arôme de caramel brûlé, toffee, malt grillé, café froid, gâteau au caramel, pointe d’alcool, pain d’épices léger. Goût de malt grillé, caramel, fruité, café en arrière-goût, légère acidité. Carbonatation faible, corps moyen-dense.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
In short: A fruity and bready-toasted rich burgundy ale where everything works wonderfully well together.
How: Bottle 750ml, consumed when probably one year of age (a forgotten bottle).
The look: Clear burgundy body topped by a medium beige head with medium retention.
In long: Nose has a really nice beady-toasted character, like smelling a fresh crusty brown-bread from very close. Aroma also has dark fruits notes. In mouth the body is full, pillowy, lively carbonation, great mouthfeel. Taste has the various fruits and toasted brown bread reverse the roles compared to the aroma. The fruits (raisins, dates, figs, red berries) and more prominent than the fresh crusty brown bread. A mild brown sugar sweetness and even light notes of chocolate. Earthy tobacco hops seal the deal. Excellent brew that is also easy to drink even if quite corpulent. Not sure if this is due to my involuntary aging of this forgotten bottle but I thought this was an underrated little gem here. A bottle my wife purchased for me while she was on a business trip, she really made my day when she purchased that beer, but not my dinner (because away on a business trip).
bu11zeye (12363) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(750ml bottle) Pours an amber body with a medium cream head. Aroma of caramel, toasted grain, and toffee. Flavor of caramel, grain, raisins, chocolate, toffee, bread, and brown sugar.
Beerathon (1632) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Garnett in color with khaki head that hangs on the side of the glass. Malt forward with palatable sweetness and slightly tart finish. Super smooth with some dark fruit character in the nose.
TXBadger (2003) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reviewed from notes: pours a dark brown with ivory head. Woody, tartness, roasted malt, and just a hint of pine on the nose; follows onto the palate. This one is very earthy with more roasted character showing up on the finish. Interesting, but not my cup of tea.