Dogbrick (6041) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at the brewpub. The beer is a very dark brown color with a medium thin tan head that recedes steadily. Top ring of lacing with spots underneath. Aroma of coffee and honey. Medium body with flavors of coffee, hops and sweet honey nuts. The finish is moderately bitter coffee with a lingering hoppy aftertaste. Not fully organic according to the brewmaster but a solid beer regardless.
bgburdman9 (849) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at bodega many times in the past few weeks. I always skipped over this at the brewpub to choose other beers because I never was much of a fan of brown ales, this is not like other brown ales ive had. Aroma had a nice roastiness to it. Flavor had a light choc coffee flavor to it and was really easy to drink. Has some stout like properties. This is one of those beers I would love to have in cans and I could probably drink 6 in a sitting pretty easily and not be bored by it.
Moggman (235) - Columbus, USA - SEP 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at Jackie Oís Barrel Aged Beer Fest 2010. Pours dark brown with tan head. Almost looks like a porter. Aroma is roasty with notes of coffee, and a little caramel/honey. Flavor is also roasty with some sweet honey notes and nuttiness prevalent. Slightly bitter finish that lingers just a bit.
redlem (1264) - Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At brewpub. Very dark brown, almost porter like. A thick malty backbone, crisp, and some chocolate notes. A nice size head with good lacing. A mild dry finish. Quite a tasty brown ale.
JaBier (3729) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 13, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample during Jackie Oís BBDA and Oil of Aphrodite Release and Barrel aged Beer Festival on 9/11/10. Reddish brown pour with a medium tan head. Roasty coffee nose with nuts and a bit of fruit. Roasty coffee flavor with some chocolate to go along with the nutty character. Also has a nice bitter finish, whether due to hops or the roast.
jrallen34 (3463) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap the pub poured into a tulip...Medium brown pour, nice red in the middle. Nice light tan carbonation...The aroma is malty, caramel, bread, honey, a hint of cherry, a little nut, yummy and complex...The taste is like the aroma, sweet notes of honey, cherry, and nuts but a little coffee to balance this out. I didnít know what to expect out this organic brew but it came together really well. My favorite non bottled beer of the weekend.
JStax (1671) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap into a sampler glass. Aroma is a wonderful combination of honey, malt, roasted nuts, and toasty chocolate notes. Taste is much the same as you get a chocolaty malt up front moving to sweet honey and then finishing out with a nice nutty flavor. Very nice. Medium bodied.
TheAlum (4289) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampler flight on tap at the brewpub (Athens, OH). Pours a richly hazed brownish hue, darker in the body with some glowing mahogany edges. Darker with a firmly sized frothy tannish head that laces ok overall. Aromas are touches of honey oat, wheat bread, and some carmelization. Distinct nutty aroma, touches of cocoa, some caramel and biscuits. Initial is medium bodied, perhaps a touch lighter giving toffee and biscuits, touches of honey, some nutty malty elements mix with gentle cocoa, some crisp carmelization. Touches of mellow sweetness, dark carmelized sugars, nut and honey elements and cocoa. Backend and finish offers some darker malts, brown sugar, and cocoa. Pretty solid, good flavors.
nickd717 (3394) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Somewhat hazy medium brown in color with minimal head on top. The aroma is very nutty with caramel and toffee. Sweet caramel and honey malt base with a great balanced, nutty flavor. Medium-bodied with average carbonation. A good beer from Jackie Oís that for once doesnít try to be too much. I approve.
Tmoney99 (8782) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample. Poured a dark brown color with a large frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted sweet malt aroma. Medium body. Solid sweet toasted flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Good complex brew.