unclemike (2152) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - APR 28, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Roasted malt and chocolate aroma. Pours a dark brown with a small tan head Sweet smoke and chocolate flavor Some bitterness to the finish, Nothing special, but itís solid.
tatinek (40) - South Dakota, USA - DEC 12, 2008
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Pours dark almost black. Medium dark tan head that does not hold well. Character is somewhat thin. There is no creaminess in the texture as the name might indicate. Aroma is pleasant but not inviting of a taste.. I detect a bit of a burnt malt flavor a slight sour twinge and a coffee after taste. This is my third bottle of a six pack. All have been the same. It is not a bad beer. This is a drinkable beer but I will not be buying more.
BeerBunker (709) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with a frothy tan head. Aroma is of malt, chocolate, and sharp coffee. Taste was of malt, chocolate, and raisins, with a big coffee bite backing up the malt. Very creamy and thick mouthfeel. Drinkable, but not amazing.
wench (30) - st. paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2008
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
pours black with creamy thick head. aroma is of chocolate and strong coffee. very malty and bitter at first, then mellows with a coffee finish.
heemer77 (5079) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - OCT 18, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Black colored body with a creamy tan head. Cheap milk chocolate and raisins start in the nose. Then there is some vanilla malt weird tartness. The taste is largely dark chocolate with some prunes in the finish. The malt is consistent throughout and makes this a little annoying.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 20, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted 9/19/08. 12oz bottle. Pitch opaque with a finger width of khaki head. Heady aromas of toast and dark chocolate. Medium bodied with smooth character. Big cookie malt and chocolate flavors. Touch nutty. Mild, slight coffee flavor and acidity. Peanutbutter cookies with chocolate chips. Good roasted malts. Creamy with mild effervescence. I enjoyed this one. I guess I’m against the grain.
amishcaravan (247) - Winona, Minnesota, USA - AUG 5, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
taste is of coffee and roast. maybe a bad bottle but the smell was quite skunky and so was the taste.
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 5, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour is of course dark with a creamy tan head. Aroma is of burnt malt, light cocoa, and coffee. Flavor is slightly bitter with a lot of coffee and light chocolate. Smoth palate. Altogether not good. Not so good experiences with brau brothers. Won’t buy again.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2008
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Dusty, lightly sour aroma. Dark brown to black with a thin tan head. Tart, sour and tangy with some roast malt notes. I canít say much more because there isnít much more. This beer is poorly brewed or poorly bottled.
Veldy (65) - Coon Rapids, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer is drinkable [too bad I have a six pack of it]. The beer does not hold a head [classic test is to drink a beer first, then pour the "test" beer in the emptied glass ... this avoids the head being affected by soap residue]. A little over carbonated. The roasted barley character is there and that is positive. However, there is a slight tangy flavor that doesnít quite belong. It doesnít taste like a Guiness Extra Stout would where they "sour" it a bit, but yet, it almost tastes a little of lactic acid. I donít taste or feel the "cream" that is in the name. I expect the sweetness of lactose in a cream stout and it was not to be found [but perhaps it was converted by a bacterial culture?]. Color is good and a bit thin on the palette.
Sorry Brau ... this beer just doesnít light my fire.