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 (4532) - 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 (3132) - 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 (1209) - 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.
msante79 (2209) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at brewery. Pours thick dark brown with small tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, caramel and toffee. Flavor is malty with caramel, chocolate, and some nuts. Thicker mouthfeel almost porter like. Finishes sweet and malty. Pretty enjoyable overall.
JFGrind (1811) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Surprise draft @ Royal Tavern in south Philadelphia. Hearty, brown ale with definite sweetness, and roast + chocolate malt. as the Fall weather begins here in Philadelphia it just enhanced the flavor of this beer in my mind.
danielcurtis81 (1517) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2010 BPW #25
Served on tap at Dark Horse Brewing Company. Appearance is a creamy and rich brown with a medium light brown head. Aromas are full of nice medium roast malt. Flavors follow with mild toasted malt; different sweet flavors come through, some different hard shelled nuts perhaps. Nice brown ale here.
Resampled from a bottle thanks to awiseman01. Pours a cola brown with a small off white to cream head. The aromas are full of caramel and hard candy. The flavors follow with soda, caramel, hard candy, tootsie roll chocolate. The mouth is medium bodied with a certain lightness effect from the scrubbing carbonation. A nice brown ale.
Scouser (228) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
average, average, average. molasses malt aroma and flavor with a licorice after taste. nice dark brown in colour, which holds a nice creamy head. it looks better than it tastes.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Caponeís: Aroma of malts, nuts, brown sugar, and slight toasting. Poured dark brown/ruby in color with a medium-sized, rocky, light brown head that lasted throughout. Cloudy. Lightly sparkling. Full of tiny particles throughout. Excellent lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet. Tastes of chocolate, hops, brown sugar, slight tar, and light molasses. Medium body. Lightly chalky texture. Average carbonation. Lightly sweet, brown sugar and malt lacing.