ThatWifeOfHis (25) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAY 14, 2010
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
FOOTBALM, hooked it up so hard I have to list his name in CAPS. Damn, son. My favorite beer. Of. All. Time. Makes me wanna get freaky Al Green style. I wanna kiss her neck, motorboat her boobies, be the big spoon. Sometimes words are just hopelessly inadequate but I’ll keep actin a fool. Rye all up in that piece, bandaid, a little brown...if I could compound this bitch into a perfume...
BeerFanDan17 (1029) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - MAR 30, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow! Very tasty and almost smokey brown ale. Flavors were rich and somewhat sweet. Very unique and interesting brew. Dark brown and a bit thick.
IPAsavedMYlife (345) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 25, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2012 Before I do my review, lets get one thing straight. I’m drunk. That may be the only truth to this rating. Nice hoppy aroma, malt smells pretty sweet. Very well carbonated, I poured it all over my counter. Color is a wonderful deep brown. The head holds together well, and is an off-white, tasty. The first flavor that hits you is an amber, that you might not notice if you are sober. This flavor gently glides into a brown ale. Not the generic brown ale you are thinking of. This is a brown ale in lingerie. Wonderful job on the malting of this beer. Pretty sweet, with some hop character. I didn’t know what to think when I bought this beer, but definitely not disappointed. Reminds me of a barley wine...... everyone in the pool! Well done!
The only comment that I have upon this rate is that the melding of all the flavors come together quite harmoniously. I have tasted other brews that try to combine too many things... and turns out disjointed. Great Job CCB.
DocLock (8424) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2010
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from CAH. Pours turbid dark brown w 2f tan head. Nose is malty, with piney Simcoey hops, brown sugary honey, nuts. Tastes of heavy malt, tangerine, piney hops, feety Simcoey hops, with a very lively, complex palate that makes you stand up and take notice. This is yet another amazingly complex, amazingly well made beer from Redner and Wambles. This one paired perfrectly with a CAO Italia 6x50 perfecto.
whatsupstairs (112) - Inland Empire, California, USA - MAY 6, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
poured out of bottle into tulip. poured a cloudy ruby brown thick two inch kaki head. it has rich oatmeal taste also very leather like it also was rich in malt end nice carmel after taste. beer was awesome !
jstraw (1943) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Black with good, creamy, tan head / Bright nose of pine, tobacco, and citrus / Medium body, some chewiness, tending towards malty with but lively carbonation and good hop balance, and long, dry and bitter finish / Big, earthy flavors of rye, chocolate, dark roast coffee, tobacco, oak, and plum / A great brown ale, especially for its fine body and big flavor profile. An odd beer in that the nose is radically different than the flavor.
gkost (1709) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 7, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2009 Re-rate. 750 Bottle. Pours deep red/brown with a huge frothy tan head. Nose is citrus hops, tangerine, bitter lemon peels, rich roast malt, spicy rye, oatmeal, loads of floral hops. Flavor is a spicy, hoppy, oaty, concoction with a HUGE mouthfeel. Nice hop bitterness in the backend. Very unique beer.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark copper/chestnut brown color with dark mahogany edges when held to a light source. Massive frothy 3 finger light beige head that has amazing retention only very slowly and minimally fading into a pillowy 1 finger cap and chunks of lacing on its way down.
Aroma is pretty hop forward with some nice citrus notes, roasty caramel malt, rye and oatmeal. It really is a pleasant surprise how hoppy and citrusy the aroma is, especially for a darker beer. This characteristic is nicely balanced by the rye, oatmeal and caramel malt notes.
Bitter floral hop mouthfeel with a smooth, creamy medum body with roasted malt and oatmeal notes followed by sweet rye presence and bitter dry finish. The hops really shine through all the way through, lingering over the other flavors into the finish.
Lots of bitter floral hops up front with a nice sweet citrus fruit presence that blends perfectly with the rye flavor. There is a nice caramel malt backbone that is slightly roasty with a prominent oatmeal presence and a slightly smokey and dry bitter hop finish. The ABV is very well masked and this beer is very quaffable considering it’s complexity. Highly recommended.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - SEP 19, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Has a great dakr pour. Off white brown foam head, light and sparse. Flavor is a mix of bitter/sweet. Has an enjoyable spicey with hints of chocolate and of course oatmeal.
robinvboyer (3418) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beer pours out quite thick and a very dark brown with a thick fluffy mocha head with aesome lacing. Aroma is juicy piney hops, sweet malty caramel, and sweet rye bread. Flavor is hoppy but the rye also makes an appearance. Lots of nice caramel bready sweet malts. Wow I love this.