novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A hell of a winter ale- my girlfriend said it had a portery flavor, but it was a bit thin for that. Despite, it was delicious and full bodied, with lots of caramel, malt, and roasted notes. A nice black ale with a solid backbone. I canít wait to have this again.
Frank (3335) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is what Iím talking about! Low alcohol and super flavorful. This drinks like a ncie, roasty porter but itís light and extremely drinkable. Big coffee, chocolate and hops fill out the flavor. Dry and light but full flavored texture. Itís nearly black, rich and delicious. I donít miss the alcohol at all.
raoul_duke (169) - - MAR 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Back with a striking white head. Really attractive to look at. This is excellent, a great alternative to a stout with good hop characteristics.
envane (568) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Opaque dark brown with a tan head. Piney hop aroma with some roast. Taste is quite dry with roast and long resiny hop finish, Thin texture to be expected from 3.5%. Every brewery should make flavourful low ABV beers like this.
jmm635 (938) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap on the brewery tour. Pours clear and light brown with a foamy head. Aromas of roasted malt and slight coffee. Like a sessionable light porter. Extremely flavorful for a 3.5% beer.
rubbishystuff (2028) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
At the brewery. A rather good black ale. I guess it is considered an black IPA but maybe because there isnít a standard black ale category. Not as hoppy as you might think. Basically a thin porter. but then it worked for me. Serving: Tap
reggiedunlop (3449) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice dark brown/black color with a thick tan head. Aroma is malty...light roastiness a mild cocoa...slightly nutty. Flavor follows suit...nice citrusy hop noted to balance out the roasty malt. Mouthfeel is light and silky with a mild coffee finish. Very awesome low abv beer!
HonkeyBra (3725) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - DEC 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from Half Acre. Big, dark brown pour with a tan head that clings to the glass. Aroma of chocolate, roast, strong pine and resin, toast, caramel, mild cookie dough. Smells great. Flavor is astonishing. A ton of flavor packed into a low abv session beer. Chocolate, pine, pumpernickel bread.
Lots of resiny hops. Some dark chocolate and fudge notes. Mouthfeel is this with nice active carbonation. This is absolutely wonderful. Supremely drinkable. Another winner from Half Acre.
hombrepalo (1936) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow a low ABV with big flavor session beer. Poured a dark clear brown with tanish head. Smell is pure freshnes of roasted malts and resinous hops. Taste is right on with the aroma. Crisp finish with a hoppy kick. this one is great!
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2011 Growler filled this past Friday... Growler opens with a mild hiss and yields a mostly opaque slightly darker than cola porter-like hue. A fluffy light beige head rests on top and lingers on for a bit... Citrusy green hop aroma with some nice roast complimentary notes, more hoppy than roasted malt... Flavors are more of the same with fresh hop and an equal degree of roasted malt. Light bodied and completely drinkable. A fruity backdrop also exists and goes well with the hop forward style of beer although really not quite resembling a mild. tasty and drinkable with a low abv to boot. very nice.