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John Henry Colonial Cream & Brown Ale

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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
Blended 50% cream ale and 50% brown ale. Ale aged on brandy oak spirals.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (8593) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Bottle from Caponeís, aged for several years. Pours turbid brown with tan head. Nose was earthy, oak, vienna malt, some lactic creaminess. Tastes like an oaky brown ale, with some earthy and creamy notes. Smooth finish. Late brandy notes. This one is decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BucannonXC5 (1105) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Type: 750ml (25.4 oz.) glass Glass: Karl Strauss 26th Anniversary snifter glass From: Alpine Liquor in Alpine, Calif. Price: $2.99 Purchased: March 19, 2015 Consumed: March 19, 2015 Misc.: Produced on April 2, 2013 at 7:33 a.m. Poured a dark brown color with two fingers of khaki tan, rocky head. Some bubbles streams coming up from the bottom directly on the sides of the glass. Uneven, foamy spots of below average lacing. Below average retention. (Sight - 3.88) Smelled a mix of dark candied fruits and dark liquor. More specifically plum, black cherry, dates, figs, oaky notes, black raspberry, faint Jim Beam and brandy. (Smell - 4.13) Tasted similar to the nose. Got those dark fruits, mainly black raspberry, black cherry, plum, raspberry frozen yogurt, black cherry soda and cranberry. Also oaky brandy and bourbon. The 9.3 pct. ABV is well-hidden. (Taste - 3.75) Medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Longer, somewhat warming finish. (Feel - 3.75) This was a very good beer, especially for the $2.99 value I found on clearance. Might pick up the rest of these bottles, even if it is retired and produced in April 2013. (Overall - 3.75) 3.83 86 B+

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
voyageurmike (153) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2015
From a bottle, poured into tulip glass. Dark reddish brown with scant head, fine carbonation. Medium bodied beer with caramel brandy-edged flavor and a nasty, lingering finish. This tasted ok with the first few sips, but by the end of the glass your palate was telling you not to drink this one again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mansquito (4202) - Nueva York, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Winter Beer Fest, Philly: Pours brownish with a white head. Aroma is light amount of hops, plenty of malts, toffee. Taste is caramel, lightly sweet. I donít know what is cream ale about this. The wood didnít really shine through in my opinion all that well. I was really unimpressed by this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuedmaster (298) - San Marcos, California, USA - OCT 21, 2014
I think this is the best of the three John Henry ales. 750 ml. bottle poured into a standard pint glass. Dark brown pour with a creamy beige head that leaves lacing. Aroma of sweet malt, slight chocolate, vanilla, and cream. Taste is well balanced, the sweet malty flavor is offset by the tannins of the oak and the bitter of the hops. Has a dark, roasty malt flavor that helps to balance the sweetness as well. Full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, and sweet, chocolatey finish. Pretty nice overall, definitely unconventional.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
katrinaez (617) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2014
UPDATED: APR 5, 2015 Tasty and strong. Not too heavy but far from light. Didn?t taste the cream or feel creamy. Bottle

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle shared with the men for man night. Aroma is vanilla beam, hazelnut, toffee, and sweet chocolate. Pours brown with a frothy white head with some small lingering film. Taste is sweet caramel/marshmallow, french vanilla, hazelnut, and chocolate morsels. Very sweet taste but thankfully not the most cloying mouthfeel. This is best split between friends before you burn out your tastebuds.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
AmericanHobo (66) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Pours a nice dark brown with a slight creamy head. Well balanced brown ale flavor. Aftertaste of the brandy aging is definitely nice. Not at all hot despite the ABV

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ScoWRee (404) - Perkiomen, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Pours a deep dark brown with a nice tan foamy head.Aroma of brandy, Huns of woody. Tastes of cream, brandy, nice balance. This is a pretty good ale. Nicely carbonated. I think Iím a fan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
4theluvofbeer (115) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 12, 2014
Dark red brown pour with a tan head. Aroma is caramel and brandy with a hint of nuts. Oak and brandy flavour .....a tad sweet. Overall a nice beer.

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