Darkmagus82 (1727) - - OCT 4, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Transfer from BA review on 12-2-13-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a cola brown color with a huge and bubbly tan colored head of three finger height. The head has a great level of retention, very slowly fading over time and leaving a great level of streaky lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is a mix of a light coffee smell, some roasted malt and a woody like smell. Along with these smells are some lighter notes of licorice and oak smell giving it a rather interesting aroma overall.
Taste – The taste begins with a sweeter chocolate and roasted malt flavor. The flavors upfront and throughout the taste is rather light, which for the 4.2% abv session style brew is much anticipated. As the flavor advances from the start, some woody flavors as well as a bit of a cola like flavor comes to the tongue. The sweetens fades ever so slightly toward the end with the woody, chocolate and roasted flavors begins joined y a bit of a earthy flavor, to leave a rather light roasted, moderately sweetened and somewhat odd flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel –The body of the beer is on the rather thin and watery side with a carbonation level that is rather average.
Overall – While it was rather light and somewhat flavorful, it just wasn’t all that smooth in my opinion. OK and a decent party session, but really nothing more.
BeerdedDave (444) - - SEP 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
dark brown-mahogany color; caramelly, roasted malt aroma; roasted malt flavor with fruity, caramel notes; pretty light bodied and easy drinking
maekchu (2196) - Hirakata, JAPAN - SEP 9, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from supermarket mixed pack. Dark roast aroma, sugar. Clear medium-dark brown with good ruby highlights. Mild roast, tiny chocolate, metallic stuff, something herbal, and little teensy hopping in finish. Thin and watery. Very light. Not bad, just a minimal beer experience.
geologyguy (705) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - SEP 6, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Slightly prunish smell, taste is weird, malty but in a very funny way...weird taste, pruny? Strange...
snoworsummer (2180) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 1, 2014
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
$2 Bottle. Tastes like figs and bad fruit, somewhat bitter and tart, not very drinkable. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like old fruit, grapes, light musk and malt.
sonnycheeba (3586) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 1, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Pours brown with ruby highlights. Aroma is toasted malts, light chocolate, light coffee, fig, dates, and faint floral notes. Flavor is lightly roast malts, faint chocolate, light earthiness, stone fruit esters, and light hop bitterness; bland, funky finish. Light/medium body and medium carbonation.
asandy5272 (5) - Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2014 does not count
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Picked this up when i couldn’t find newcastle brown. Nice dark color. Nice aroma kind of chocolate smelling. Taste has a subtle coffee taste to it. Overall i would drink again but wouldn’t choose over the brown
generallee08 (714) - New York, USA - JUN 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. The label lists the abv at 4.2% and there is a short description of the beer as well.
Appearance: It has a dark reddish garnet colored body with a small just off white head on top. This head settles quickly leaving a thin film of lacing that just hangs on.
Smell: It is light overall and has some odd earthy and leathery notes with some light toasted bready maltiness.
Taste / Palate: It’s flavor matches the aroma perfectly and both the flavor and palate feels light, subtle and thin. Overall I like what’s here but I would just like a little more.
maxwelldeux (3688) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUN 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught into a growler. Pours a clear brown color with a small light tan head on there. Nose is a bit toasty with a darker caramel note - really quite malt forward. Taste is light and slightly sweet, with just a hint of toast to it. Very drinkable, but nothing remarkable.
chinchill (1940) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle poured into a snifter.
A: Poured dark reddish brown with a good size head that settles to a thin layer but leaves good lacing.
S: Mild, with roasted grains, some caramel, and a hint of coffee.
F: The flavor follows, but with some light hops at the finish. Pretty well balanced.
M: Crisp yet smooth; dry finish; medium-thin body.
O: A good looking brew, with good flavor for style and for a 4.2% ABV.