KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz Bottle. The pour was a murky dark brown with a small (less than 1 finger) light brown fizzy head that diminished in a matter of seconds, down to just a small collar with fair light lacing.
The aroma was somewhat mild with a roasted chocolate malt and a light doughy yeast with notes of dark fruit (raisins and dates), coffee, cola, molasses and a mild alcohol tinge.
The taste was a bold malty sweet with a good strong dark fruit presence and a hint of molasses and maybe chocolate from the beginning, and then took on a nice bold roastiness with a touch of coffee and a nice mellow alcohol ending. The flavor lasted an average time after the swallow, and what was left behind is still somewhat of a tasty mystery to me.
Mouthfeel was just about medium in body with a thin dry texture and a fizzy carbonation.
Overall the brewer is correct, I just can not put this one into any one style category. All I know is it is damn tasty and I like it...
Ttheilen (528) - USA - MAY 28, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.
TapsnCaps (5) - Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2016 does not count
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Great Looking beer. This is a dark ale that is still tasty on a hot summer day just as much as a cold winter night. I enjoyed this beer and the deScription is right, you cant categorize this ale.
Luvystypotables (1472) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 27, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A subdued malt aroma with a hint of chocolate. A great looking beer, pours a rich dark brown color with a creamy tan head. A sweet chocolate malt taste with a full bodied creamy feel and a sweet milk chocolate finish.
andrewje41 (2511) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - APR 25, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16 oz can at Safeco courtesy of running into an old friend. Small world it is, and I’m surprised more and more each day. Copper brown color. Sweet malt heavy aroma. Flavor is very sweet, overly rich caramel malt, and some chocolate. Malt bomb is an understatement. It’s always fun to have a beer that I’ve seen around for several years, but never gave it a full try. Harsh sweetness, and less my type of stout, but good qualities.
ads135 (3966) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 17, 2016
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Not a big fan of this beer. Not overly sweet, but its sweetness remains unbalanced. Light brownish appearance. Tried on the Ferry back to Seattle in 2016.
seehaferb23 (168) - - FEB 23, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Although not a strong palate, you are able to taste ingredients throughout. It is on the more complex side.
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Travlr (19935) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 24, 2016
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at AK BW fest 2016. Hazy maroon color, big beige head, solid lacing. Aroma of burnt toast. Taste is sweet toasted malt.
BeerandBlues2 (11732) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 23, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at GABBF. Pours clear tawny with a medium, creamy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is caramel and cookie malt, vanilla, figs, and leaves. Flavor is sweet caramel malt, light woody hops and bitterness, vanilla, dates and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
AlmostHome (55) - Gulfport, Mississippi, USA - JAN 8, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I really liked this. The Brewer says there is some kerfuffle about what type of beer it is but it seems like a dark ale. Love the malty taste. This is almost bread to me. Very dark color and decent head. Smells remind me of chocolate and toffee.
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ACHops (1247) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from Iron Horse, served in pint glass. Pours dark watery brown with a slight reddish tint and thin off-white head. Aroma is lightly sweet, lightly roasty dark malt; notes of vanilla, dark chocolate, roasty coffee stand out. Taste is similar - clean, thin-bodied roasty chocolate malt, smooth creamy body, clean finish with notes of chocolate, toffee, and vanilla. Incredibly thin body, relative to the big rich roasty flavor - a local favorite for converting people to dark beers. The abv is not surprising for all the flavor here, but is impressive given how drinkable this is. Solid beer.