daknole (9443) - 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 (5634) - 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 (612) - 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 (5011) - , 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 (5856) - 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.
beernbourbon (1326) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pour is deep rich-looking brown with a smallish light brown head that dissipates to a thin ring of foam. The room is full of dark fruits after the pour. Further aroma profile includes rich caramel malt, more deep dark fruit, light spice, notable alcohol burn, and faint oxidation. Flavor is also loaded with caramel malt, notable alcohol, light dark fruit, and a faint spice. Solid, but a lot of alcohol that interferes with the flavor profile a bit. This tastes like it is so close to being incredible, but it’s just not quite there yet.
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at On Photon...Dark brown with a good light tan but creamy head. Really good retention and lacing, looks great...Aroma is sweet candy with accents of nuts, lightly roasted, good...The taste is not successful, black licorice, bitter alcohol finish, medicinal, missing roast. Just not enjoyable to drink. A truly disappointing Half Acre, fortunately few and far between.