RLiddell (112) - Valrico, Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle purchased 5/24/16. Pours an opaque brown with just a hint of a head that has a bit of staying power. The aroma is of dark fruit, malt and some alcohol. Taste is luscious, dark fruit and boozy forward. Really enjoyed the beer!
Sdaniel90 (940) - Mexico City, MEXICO - MAY 19, 2016
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 355ml. Opaque dark brown with a frothy to minimal brown head. Aromas of dried fruits, caramel, wood, spices, alcohol. Robust bodied with moderate to fizzy carbonation. Smooth and creamy. Medium to heavy sweet with low to no bitterness (I don’t think this beer has any hops). Delicious malt character into a fiery alcohol finish. Exquisite.
Percy0103 (653) - MEXICO - MAY 19, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 355ml. A dark beer with a small brown head and a red hue. Aroma is of wood, alcohol and dried fruits. Medium to robust bodied with some carbonation. Aftertaste of coffee and dried fruits. Strong malt character with a caramel finish.
Andrus86 (429) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - MAY 16, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
BOTTLE. Pure darkness in the pure, a touch oily look with minimal tan head.. Warm booze on the nose, dark fruits & the wood.. Dark malty backbone, some vanilla, dried dark fruit/berry with warm strong finish.. Sourced RW
fuzzcro (254) - Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
The high ABV is very detectable. I think I would rate higher if the alcohol flavor wasn’t so prominent. It’s a beautiful glass of beer..nice dark color with diamond sparkle lacing. The aroma is pleasant. I wouldn’t turn down another if offered in the future.
vadie (1253) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 11, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Très noir avec une petite robe marron dense. L’arôme à vraiment du bois (!) puis plein de malt torréfié, un peu de mélasse et réglisse. En bouche c’est super intense, comme boire de l’encre. C’est un peu sucré et très terreux avec plein de malt, un goût que je ne connais pas (le bois?) et une finition d’une amertume moyenne.
jsporrer (740) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2016
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ HO1K Beers. Pours a dark brown with a thin tan head. Not much of an aroma. Nice roasted nutty malty flavor with a warm alcohol finish. Alcohol is a little overpowering and detracts somewhat from the flavors. OK but not as good as other Brown ales I’ve had.
growler6 (128) - Pocasset, Massachusetts, USA - APR 2, 2016
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Alcohol, vanilla and wood aromas on the nose, good but nothing special. The taste and body turn this up to 11. Nutty, semi sweet, moderate bitterness and a trace of sour (not a fan of sour but it works). Superb mouth feel; medium viscosity and not too sticky. Slightly salty, abrupt finish. The best brown ale I’ve had and new DFH favorite.. Sam knows.
ffbot (355) - Oakland, California, USA - MAR 28, 2016
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pour is an exceedingly dark and condense black brown with a tiny creamy tan head that retains and leaves lacing. Smell is just ripe berries, cold winter snow, sweet malt, and a little bit of wood. Taste is wood forwards, balanced lingering sweetness, and a interesting bouquet of flowers and berries. Long sweetened aftertaste
arbormist (2) - - MAR 27, 2016 does not count
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Barf not my fave. I’d rather have tea. Or coffee without sugar. It’s bitter.