emacgee (4456) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a rich brown with some haze. Two fingers of rich and creamy dark brown head. Nose is rich and malt forward, lots of burnt sugar and caramel with hints of treacle and black molasses. Rich and warming, alcohol kind of sharp and the malt character a little intense. Lots of burnt sugar and dark ass caramel. Full bodied with sharp alcohol.
nimbleprop (6339) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz bottle scored the BA Gang Bang BIF. 22oz bottle pours a translucent, deep mahogany brown with some creamy, beige head. Nose of brown malts, brown sugar, some pitted fruit, whiskey. Flavor is a little harsh, really sweet and boozy, light brown sugar, a little caramel, a little breakfast cereal. Full bodied, boozy finish. I thought this was a good idea that was poorly executed.
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks dcschiller. Brown pour. Nuts, dark brown sugar, light molasses. Flavor is full and rich. Molasses, nuts, bready notes.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz bottle courtesy of jcnd9803!) Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma has booze, cocoa and caramel. Taste is sweet malt and some lingering bitterness. Medium bodied with a slick texture. Bitter finish yet smooth. ABV is well hidden. Pretty good beer.
storminorman (78) - Arizona, USA - OCT 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice medium brown pour with a little brown head. You can taste the mLt, caramel and molasses.
thirdeye11 (5860) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bomber 2010 vintage thanks to bu11zeye) clear medium brown with a few bubbles. Nose of earth, weird florals and dry cocoa. Taste of bourbon, bit of alcohol, maple, light chocolate wafers. Nice linger, toasty finish.
hamilton23 (619) - Alpine, California, USA - JUL 21, 2011
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 22oz bottle from Deyholla. Pours dark brown with about 2 fingers of light tan head. Nose is lots of toffee and caramel with a bit of medicinal alcohol. Taste is toffee, caramel and chocolate with just a touch of bitterness at the back end.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAY 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Rating #37. Dense, hazy dark brown pour with a beige head. Hops was the first thing that hit me in the nose, but then it changed into a sweet dark caramel malt aroma that was pretty rich and very inviting. Flavor was a lot of dark caramel, sweet with some brown sugar as well and finishing with some faded hops. Pretty nice stuff (1702)
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks to AgentZero for this one. Served in a SAVOR snifter.
Pours a reddish-amber color with some brown tinting. Huge tan head that sticks around for awhile and leaves plenty of lacing. The nose brings some caramel, toffee, light fruits, and a bit of a metallic component in the finish. The taste brings the metallic notes further to the front, nearly overwhelming the sweet caramel malt of the underlying brew. Pretty hefty alcohol character as well. Feel is slightly metallic and has quite a bit of alcohol along with plenty of residual sweetness. Overall, a bit of a mess and the first Half Acre beer I didn’t really care for.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 02-01-2011
Mora2000 (6097) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Pawola22 for sending this bottle to me.
The beer pours a brown color with red highlights and a tan head. The aroma is heavy on the chocolate with some alcohol and caramel notes. Smells like an alcoholic brown ale.
The flavor is more of the same. I get a lot of chocolate and roasted malt. There are also some toffee notes in the flavor. When drinking you can tell that the beer is 12 percent ABV.
Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.