Tony3696 (9) - Florida, USA - APR 7, 2010 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
An Awesome beer! Got a glass @ Wine World, first glass from the keg. Pours dark brown with a caramel head. Chocolate, caramel, and coffee on the tongue with a "cigar mouth" finish.
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - MAR 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
session-able, highly drinkable- toffee notes, english tasting for sure- a bit thin- but tough competition sat next to it at the brewery- if drank alone, I probably would have rated it higher- but next to the IPA, Patio Tools and the Zukov, it was tough.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at CCB, courtesy of sebletitje, thank you sir! Clear reddish maroon. Aroma of raisins, prunes, oats, vanilla. Taste is chocolate and dark fruits.
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours a murky brown with a medium-sized off-white head. Aroma is toasted malt and a bit of oat thrown in there as well. Flavor is toasted notes, a bit of roasted malt, and a nice oat sweetness that keeps the beer quite smooth and drinkable. This was my first from these guys, and it surely wasn’t the last.
jeremytoni (2889) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a tap poured dark brown with a good amount of head. Toasted malty flavor wih a lingering finish.t
tgncc (2613) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAR 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is chocolate, nuts, malty. The appearance is dark, opaque red/brown. The flavor is chocolate, roasty, nutty. The finish follows the flavor, with a slight hop bittering. The beer is medium in body.
FSUScott (111) - Rome, Georgia, USA - MAR 12, 2010
2.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice dark brown/amber. more mild aroma than i expected but pleasantly roasty. again, more mild taste but really very good. great feel and smooth. good beer.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a hazy chestnut color with a beige head. Chocolate and malt make up the aroma. Sweet with some light notes of ash. The flavor had a touch of chocolate with a roasty malt base. Mild taste of ash. Medium bodied.
pineypower (2359) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Capone’s. Pours out a light brown/amber color with a nice tan head. Aroma is of sweet chocolate, some roast and coffee. Rich, smooth and silky on the palate, chocolate, oat, roast, deep earthy notes, some nut and maybe its just the name, but I’d swear I get a touch of some tobacco. Top notch beer of a style that is usually just meh for me.
chimay67 (41) - hunt sta, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft, growler from Big Z consumed same evening as purchased. Excellent, long lasting rocky head. Luxourious brown color, toasty malt aroma. A really well made, full bodied, well balanced brown ale.
This one is a real winner, a session ale ABV, combined with great flavor and the ability to pair with way more than just cigars. Would go great with a burger, a sausage pizza, or a bowl of goulash.
Gonna go tuck into the 2nd half of the growler, just do yourself a favor and make sure to let it warm up some before you do your rating on this one. It really opens up nicely at wamer temps.