boxofrane (2096) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from Total Wine. Pours cola brown with a small tan head that dissipates rather quickly The aroma has some light roasted malt, a tiny bit of a chocolate or espresso in the distance. The taste is a bit of roasted malt, a bit of a dark chocolate, pretty light and refreshing. Fairly solid offering.
jgb9348 (4709) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 29, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep dark brown body with a cloudy, muddy glow at the bottom. Nice dense two centimetre tall light brown coloured head, as well. Aroma of rich nutty and earthy malt with a hint of brown sugar, cardboard and toffee also noticeable, but a fairly mild scent throughout. Light-bodied; Very mild earthy and nutty flavour with some toffee, caramel, hazelnuts, peanuts and a splash of milk at the end. Aftertaste shows a very light malt note and some nutty sweetness, and that’s it - very subdued and not showing much at all, especially complexity. Overall, a decent beer that is very easy to drink, but doesn’t show much in the way of flavours or style - it’s just a very mild schwartz with not enough complexity or depth. I sampled this twelve ounce can purchased from Whole Foods in Arlington (Clarendon), Virginia on 09-March-2014 for US$1.99 sampled at home in Washington on 29-May-2014.
Chudwick (2094) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - MAY 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can into a plastic cup. Toast and with a slight hop finish. Fairly neutral but very drinkable. Lot of sportsing going on here at Florence Freedom. Late chocolate presence.
novice101 (308) - - MAR 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was a great beer and I wish I could have had more, pours black with some light coming through the edges. Smells really good, very sweet with some chocolate and coffee, taste is great loads of chocolate/coffee/caramel but very light, could drink a whole 6er
queenholly (2919) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can with a stupid tab that broke off. Light roasty chocolate malt aroma. Clear deep mahogany with a large creamy beige head. Light chalky cocoa, slightly roasty malt, and slightly tannic flavor. Light body, average carbonation, dry finish.
574deadzone (1027) - North Central, Indiana, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep amber to brown, if not quite black, with a fair khaki head that settles to a thick ring and leaves some nice hanging, fluffy lace. Nose involves some clean lager yeast, some dark fruit, raisin and prune, some toast. Some sweet, fair bitter, a bit tart. Medium-light body, pretty active, a bit slippery, with a lengthy fruity and toasty bitter finish. Pretty tasty, definitely sessionable, nice character.
Drake (8442) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can from Beer Run. Pours a dark reddish-brown color with a medium sized frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of roast, nuts, caramel. The taste is stone fruits, nuts, mild chocolate, mild hops. Medium bodied, high carbonation, refreshing.
jackl (4567) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can, "thanks" to Drake. Deep brown with a tight tan head. The nose isn’t great. Pretty corny. Cardboard, light vomit. Roasted malt. Licorice. The taste is pretty neutral. Light honey and toffee. Bread. Little else. Light body, moderate carbonation. Meh.
BeerandBlues2 (9597) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 13, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Pours clear dark brown to black with a medium, frothy and bubbly beige head, medium to short retention with light lacing. Aroma is light peat smoked malt, toast and bread crust malt, soft dates and figs with medium earthy hops. Flavor is dark malt, light hops and bitterness, faint dark malt bitterness, light dark fruits and a dry, clean finish. Medium to light body and medium carbonation.
shrubber85 (7557) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Light chocolate malt aroma. Dark brown with moderate tan head. Sweet dark chocolate malt flavor with light ashy finish. Palate a bit light. Overall a very nice beer though.