502F (999) - Time Out, Washington DC, USA - JUN 15, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at brewpub. Poured dark brown, nearly black, with a very minimal head (I blame the bartender for this). The aroma is dominated by hops and roasted malt. Creamy and smooth on the palate; soft with light carbonation. The flavor is dominated by roasted malt, nuts, and chocolate, with a pleasant and balancing hop bitterness. Overall: this may take Nitro porterís spot as my new favorite Cumberland Brew.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - NOV 5, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewpub. 5.6% AbV. Poured a slightly hazy dark orange color with a hint of brown. Head was light tan and left some lace behind. Smelled only of light brown sugar. Dry on the tongue with a distinct coffee flavor and mild to moderate roasty bitterness.
NachlamSie (2536) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 4, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught during my Dark Lord excursion. This beer is brown. The aroma is almondy and toasty. Mouthfeel is very average for the style. There is a sharp tartness that is similar to nut shells. This is nutty and toasty all around and not that sweet for a brown. Decent, but not very exciting.
gunsho (134) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 12, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
roasted nut aroma with a nice dark brown color and a white head. starts nutty with traces of chcoalte and a rich malt flavor that finishes well with smooth hops. playful on the tongue yet a little less rich than i might like
wheninhell (488) - chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
clear dark brown with a tan head. nice lacing. nice deep roasted malt aroma. very balanced flavor. deep roasted chocolate malt flavor with just enough hops to balance things out. on the finish bitter dry hops lead into sweet roasted malt that sticks with you for quite some time. medium body. lively carbonation. i really dont like brown ales at all and i avoid this one like the plague when i am at cumberland but tonight for some reason i decided to give it a chance and i was very impressed. i liked this one a lot...and i dont say that about a brown much...if ever.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 10, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Brown in color with excellent lacing. Heavy content of chocholate malt. Subtle nuttiness from toasted malt. Nice mouth feel. Has a good sweet and bitter balance. Aroma smells like fermenting chocolate.
Tmoney99 (9606) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 13, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft sampler at Cumberland. Brown color with moderate light brown head that diminished slowly. Moderate sweet roasted malt aroma. Medium body. Moderate malt and nut flavor and medium sweet finish.
barenada (211) - Georgetown, Indiana, USA - AUG 13, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(draft) Another winner from this small brewpub. Quite malty and nutty, but enough hops to keep it nicely balanced.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 26, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with tan head and good retention. Biscuit, roasted malt, nuts, and toffee flavours all over the place. Excellent use of hops and speciality grains to achieve balanced mouthfeel. Wish I had time for another.
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - APR 6, 2004
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasty carmelized malt and bread aroma. Fairly thin body, despite the six malts listed in the description. Chalky and slightly grainy finish.