gregdafdxguy (11) - Alabama, USA - NOV 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2013 This is a beautifully restrained ale, which reminds me of New Glarus in its drinkability. In other words, I could easily drink a six pack of this in a couple of hours, and I think thatís part of Off Colorís intention; itís an easily crushable brew. Smells sweet and malty, touch of honey. Clear dark brown with a red tinge, but not approaching black. I love how it tastes, sweet up front but not cloying. Pleasant dry finish. Elegant, you might say. Palate is slightly creamy behind the up-front tingly carbonation. The overall effect is greater than the sum of its parts. I love it. BONUS: This is now in 12oz bottles in six-packs. A $9.99 per six-pack beer made by great local brewers? I was getting worried Chicagoís new craft beers only came in $10 bombers, Half Acre being the exception. So, thank you, thank you, thank you, Off Color.
bluejacket74 (1183) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours a clear mahogany/ruby red color with about an inch and a half light tan head. Head retention is decent, and thereís a small amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like honey, molasses, chocolate, and some nuts. The brew tastes like honey, molasses, earthiness, chocolate, nuts, and some dark bread. Itís a mostly sweet tasting beer. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís smooth, a bit syrupy and easy enough to drink. I think itís a good brew. Itís the first beer Iíve had from Off Color Brewing, and hopefully it wonít be the last.
Headbanger (2862) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle 3/6/14 (Binnyís Plainfield Mix A Six)-41į in Mug-Pours a dark mahogany with a small tan head. Aroma of wheat, chocolate, vanilla, and honey. Taste of sweetness, caramel, toffee, and molasses. This medium bodied brew is well balanced and q\goes down easy.
swoopjones (5248) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Blue Monk, Buffalo. Darker cola colored pour. Chocolate, light coffee, dark fruits, light raisins, sweet finish. Se flavor I canít put my finger on. Good
Hopswagger (178) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
P: Dark mahogany body with a small fast fading taupe head. Slippery lacing that slides along the glass.
S: Super bready, gingerbread, vanilla wafers, cinnamon, clove, black strap molasses, figs, dark chocolate, oats, faint bubble-mint gum and hints of burnt hair.
T/M: Taste follows the nose but brings more chocolate malted balls, molasses, and slightly smoked wood. Vivacious and medium bodied that finishes semi dry.
O: Really good beer that surprisingly comes in a six pack. Love that! The aroma is on point and the taste delivers as well. I would regularly drink this but the price is a tad steep. However, you get what you pay for. Cheers!
Serving type: bottle
Awktoberfest (250) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - FEB 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark but not black...Nothing crazy great...decent enough to try some other off color items...
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Gangstafaceclay (6) - Tinely park, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark brown with a cream head, aroma is nutty caramel with hints of chocolate. Taste is similar to nose, nutty, Carmel, cocoa and honey. Great tasting beer. Medium bodied. I enjoyed this beer!
Miked1687 (570) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to glass, pitch black pour with a thin off white head. Nose is a sweet cup of coffee, that has a nice mellow nature that only oatmeal can provide. Taste is surprisingly different than I expected from the nose. Smooth oatmeal body, honey sweetness, light roasted malt finish. Looks a lot darker than it tastes.
Paincane (47) - Georgia, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mahogany hued w/ tan head. Nose includes coffee, roasty malt & molasses. Bread, brown sugar & coffee flavors. Easy drinkability, dry finish.
andyhwcinc (1311) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Purchased at Bottles and Cans in Chicago, IL; enjoyed at home prior to heading up north to play a show. Appearance is a nice pitch black with a thin white rim. Aroma of oats and honey, little bit of chocolate malt, slight bit of molasses, has a nice tea like aroma. Taste is great, nicely balanced between chocolate malt and honey with a faint touch of molasses. Very enjoyable ale for a Saturday afternoon.
wnoble (1207) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours brown. Nose is nutty, toffee, honey and caramels. Flavor is rich and nutty. Smooth and tasty.