AZBennett (114) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - APR 3, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Passed on this more times then I can remember, then received one as an extra in a box. I am ashamed to say I passed on such a great beer. Pours black with hardly any head. Aromas are minimal with some light wood, a metallic undertone and molasses. Tastes are big while also being subtle. Very deft wood is present throughout the entire sip, with vanilla and caramel, just a hint of booze as the aftertaste comes on which is chocolate and cola. Mouthfeel is perfect for a big beer like this, silky-smooth and perfectly heavy on the tongue. Overall a really good sipping beer closer to a BA Stout than any brown, imperial or otherwise, that I have ever tried.
Dglanvil (2) - - JUL 22, 2016 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fantastic brown, pours very dark almost black with small caramel brown head. Creamy consistency and smooth to drink. Beautiful earthy flavours.
kajser27 (1271) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 11, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown to black colored, almost no dark tan non lasting head. Aroma is of sweet malt, caramel, chocolate, some sugary dark fruit, some apple, bit wood, alcohol. Taste is medium to very sweet malt and caramel, brown sugar, some toffee, roasted malt, light chocolate, bit dark fruits, some herbal notes, medium roasty-hoppy bitterness, alcohol and warming. Medium to full bodied, sticky, soft to flat carbonation. Too sweet for me.
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 (894) - 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 (613) - 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 (390) - 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 (224) - 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 (1229) - 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 (622) - 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 (123) - 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.