cpetrone84 (1166) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A-very dark brown color, mostly clear, tan colored head and pretty dense.
S-quite a solid malt nose, nutty up front, caramel behind with a good bit of carmelized brown sugar behind with a hint of cinnamon.
T-the taste again is nutty up front, some caramel malt, burnt brown sugar, more roasted nuts and a light coffee bitterness.
M-quite full bodied and smooth, good carbonation and a great little bite at the finish.
D-lots of nutty flavors going on, not a bad brown ale and has a good malt body with a solid feel to it. overall pretty decent.
Fevernova (210) - Athens, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz Bottle -- Pours very dark brown with a small tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, tootsie roll, a little coffee, brown sugar, and a good amount of yeast. Quite sweet with a sticky and weighty mouth-feel
GT2 (7718) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JUN 16, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap at Dark Horse in Philly. First of all, the idiot bartender there couldnít tell me what this beer was. So Iím taking my educated guess that it fits in here. Clearly I was served a brown ale- so hoping that Dark Horse classifies their beers correctly, which many breweries apparently cannot, this should be the correct listing. Put in another way, I sorted Dark Horseís beers by rating and went from the bottom until there was a beer that could have remotely looked and tasted like this. I started from the bottom because this sucked and Iím hoping my fellow Ratebeerians were not fooled by the rampant mediocrity spewing from this amateur attempt.
It pours a muddy brown with a thin, semi-rocky, tan head. Aroma is slight roast, stale coffee. Taste is very coppery, metallic, stale coffee, some chocolate. Probably a mix between shitty tap lines and below average beer to begin with.
DocLock (7435) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at CAH. Pours hazy deep brown w 2f ow head. Nose is malt, brown sugar, nuts. Tastes earthy malty, with nuts, brown sugar, some fruity notes. Medium palate.
Bullit (3823) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 7, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Wacky Willyís. Brown colour, small tan head. Aroma is lightly toasted malts, fruits, some earthiness. Flavour of light toasted malts, chocolate, some fruits and quite yeasty. Medium carbonated, slightly sweet finish.
barak316 (107) - Elyria, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2010
2.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark murky brown hue (much nicer description than I truly wanted to write, just think about what else has a dark murky brown color and happens after a lactose intolerant person has a pint
of ice cream.) Little to no head on this one. The aroma is the only thing that makes this beer, it has a nice big toffee smell that resonates in your nostrils. The taste however lacks like a prude girl lacks confidence and overall excitement in the bed. I was so pumped after smelling this beer then to only be let down like the day I was told Santa Claus was not real and it was actually my parents who chose to give me coal for Xmas. I wish I could say the lack of tatse didnít offend my palate but I canít, hence the reason I have been trying to scrub this memory from my tongue. I do love Dark Horse but I think they should bury this recipe
in the backyard with Bo Schembeckler.
JaBier (4415) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Hazy brown color with a medium tan head. Caramel malt nose with a hint of candied fruit. Caramel malt flavor with subtle bitterness and a semi-sweet finish.
SrSilligoose (3090) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JAN 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. pours brown with a big tan head. Aroma of chocolate, brown sugar, and coffee. Flavor is a rich chocolate, nut, more coffee. Pretty tasty. Remined me of surly bender. Decent body to it. Good stuff. A nice coffee chocolate rich brown ale. A lot of flavor for such low abv. Would drink again.
BigBeer45 (1199) - Michigan, USA - DEC 16, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
has a dark ruby pour with muddy brown and darker hues, looks hazy (from the sediment) with lots of effervescence bubbles, gave an off-white and tan colored head, bottom of the bottle is covered with sediment which is typical for Dark Horse, left some lacing on the glass,
toasted malt, nut and chocolate aromas with some nut and bread sweetness in the background,
flavors of roasted malt, chocolate, nut and nut sweetness, bitterness is a about medium maybe a little less, there was some malt flavor trailing after the finish,
this was easy to drink and a nice example to.
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - NOV 23, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark mahogany pour with a ruby highlight and a small, short-lived, off-white head. The aroma is really earthy, leathery, smoky caramel, burnt nuts, and popcorn. Lots more of the same in the flavor. There is a really unique buttery popcorn note that stands out but it overpowered by some earthy caramel malt, roast and nuttiness. Unlike any brown Iíve ever had. this is a great winter and fall weather oriented brown ale. The body is a little thin and weak with moderate carbonation.