jstraw (1946) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Jerry’s. Clear dark caramel with big, fine-bubbled, tan head / Mild nose of toast and dark caramel / Light to medium body, watery, soft carbonation, with good balance and lightly bitter finish / Flavors of malt, walnut, dark caramel, chocolate, and dry pine / The weak body detract from what would otherwise be a fine ale.
tectactoe (3122) - Michigan, USA - NOV 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ Half Acre: Rich, deep mahogany body, mostly opaque & topped with a creamy beige foam. Aroma of lightly dry, powdered toffee & moderately toasted nuts. A hint of toasted breadiness, light caramel candy, & some lively malts. Flavor is heavy on the caramalts, for sure. More so dry & light than sweet & heavy with a very faint metallic note underneath. Nuts, dark toast (just on the fringe of roasted) with a little kiss of red apple & dried dark fruit in the finish. Again, mostly dry with only a shred of sweetness that comes & goes mid-palate.
Pailhead (5746) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap: The aroma consists of light fruit, light chocolate, and faint roasted nuts. It pours a dark brown with some faint roast
ARH (861) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: APR 11, 2015 On tap, poured into a shaker. Aromas of coffee, brown sugar, some vanilla, and toffee come through in mostly muted notes. It pours a dark mahogany with a white dense-ish head. It leaves a filmy surface with a medium thick ring and no lace. The taste is a medium sweet and medium light bitter combination. The medium malty malty body has a thin texture with a soda-fizz carbonation. Roasted coffee and dark dried fruit are the initial flavors and it finishes with a clove and raisin character. Roasty coffee grounds stick around for a dry aftertaste with some cloves and a bit of resin.
Christpuncher (2083) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A decent brown ale that tastes a lot like a porter. Pours brown in color and has a nice nitty bitter finish. Had at half acre. Tap room
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PhillyCraft (4071) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from Alan at Local 44. Poured brownish with medium creamy head. Notes of balanced choc malt, grain, nuts, and very light english hops. Sessionable brown ale but ill stick to drinking my double galactic.
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Half Acre, Cloudy reddish brown, tan head. Aroma of chocolate and bold malt. Tastd is chocolate, roasted malt and some nutty flavors.
crossovert (9546) - Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Solid moderately grassy bitter but rich and malty brew. Slight tartness. Pleasant.
samarrr (24) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from brewery, poured into pint glass. Dark almost black murky, opaque brown. Thick off white head quickly shrinks leaving some lacing. Sweet, malt, nutty, earthy aroma. Chocolate, nutty, bready, sweet flavor followed up by dry bitterness that returns to a sweet aftertaste. Another satisfactory beer from Half Acre.
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brian60625 (742) - Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampler glass at the tap room. Brown color with white foam on top. Aroma is crisp, abundant, sugary and malty. Lightly sweet and tinted with molasses and maybe some cinnamon too. It’s very easy to drink. Body is light and moderately carbonated. Overall, it’s a brown that just about anybody would like and you’ll drink it quickly because it’s not very heavy. It strikes me as one of the more traditional offerings from Half Acre. If you drink it at the tap room, make sure to ask about their inspiration for the name.