DeliveryDriver (170) - Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep brown with a finger and a half head. Had aromas of syrup, honey, vanilla, and a bit nutty. Very sweet up front, no hop bite. Really thick and creamy, but was not very heavy. Had this real thick, syrupy aftertaste. Real good brown ale, seeing as this is not a porter.
csaso (2041) - Missouri, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - small foamy head, almost black color, sweet/roasty/nutty aroma and flavor, smooth creamy mouthfeel
ROGUE (2156) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Brew Pub. Poured a deep brown color with reddish hues and a one finger tan head that fell to a cap. Aroma was mild. with light notes of chocolate, biscuit, and coffee. Taste was dominated by a nutty chocolatiness. Coffee and toasted malt ware also present with a light biscuity flavor. Mouthfeel was medium and smooth.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 750 mL bottle into pint glass. Served at slightly below cellar temp.
A: Pours a creamy dark brow almost nearing black with some cherry hues around the edges. Tan one finger head that leaves pretty quickly leaving a thin film on the top. Slight lace as the beer goes down, but nothing substantial.
S: What a smell! I could smell it from a good 2-3 feet away after it had poured. A light black liquorice comes through right away with a boozy undertone as well. Malts are noticeable as well.
T: A heavy roast taste is immediately apparent with an emphasis on the molasses. This is followed by a nice coffee bean and bitter cocoa flavor that stays nicely on the tongue between each sip. The boozy/liquorice smell isnít too heavy in the actual taste which i like.
M: Medium to heavy bodied, bordering on a whole milk type feeling with a medium carbonation
O: A really great brown ale. I like the bitter chocolates and coffee and the molasses really comes through to make it a great lounging around on a cold night (or morning!) beer.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 05-05-2011 01:51:27
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber poured into an English pint. Pours black with a thin ring of off-white head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and caramel. Taste is light bitter and light sweet. Coffee, caramel, chocolate and a little sour on the end. Light bodied with a somewhat sticky texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Overall, pretty good. I would drink it again.
italarican (1543) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Paulís. Medium brown pour. Flavor and aroma are caramel heavy; minimal nutty or chocolate malt presence. Sweet with a slight cocoa finish. Silky but very thin body. Not a porter.
jtclockwork (14585) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Paulís. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose/taste of old fruit, molasses, burnt caramel and toasted oats. Medium body.
cbfobes (2880) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub, pours a very dark brown wit ha tan head, the aroma is of roasted malt with a touch of caramel, the flavor has a nice hop character to it with a fruity and malty finish, very smooth and drinkable, nice.
Huhzubendah (3405) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"Purchased at the Flossmoor Station Brewery and served in a goblet. Consumed Dec 31, 2009.
Pours a dark brown (what are the chances), with small head which leaves little lace. Wow, this beer smells good: molasses, brown sugar, and lots of other deliciousness. A nice balance of sweetness, and very enjoyable. I wish this beer was a little thicker in the mouthfeel. More malt perhaps? A nice beer to enjoy as we wind down the past decade and one I look forward to having again. Cheers!"
Marheb (4564) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cassonade, melasse et houblons floraux dans une marre a la corpulence onctueuse au fini legerement crayeux.