Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Thanks to bleeng for bringing this beer. Pours a light red, brown color with no head. Roasty nose with some phenolics. Flavor is not very deep, maybe some sweetness...but not much going on.
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - MAY 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown coloring with a a large brown head. The initial taste shows off the spiciness of the hops, but quickly in taken over by a strong sweet caramel malt flavor.
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - MAY 18, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Served at cellar temperature.
Pours clear red/copper with a large light beige head that leaves some fantastic lacing and holds a good foamy cap.
Aroma is bread, toast, nuts, toffee, caramel, yeast, vanilla, oak, molasses, and some fruit. Very good strength.
Flavor is caramel, toffee, molasses, vanilla, toast/bread, some fruit, a little coffee, moderate sweetness, low bitterness, low alcohol.
Mouthfeel is on the full side of medium bodied, very soft and creamy.
An excellent Belgian-style Brown Ale, incredibly drinkable and tasty. Very impressive.
horto008 (175) - Alabama, USA - MAY 18, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Coffee was present but this beer just didn’t do it for me. Seemed bitter and lacked the smoothness I was expecting. Had a vegetable overtone that was not pleasant. Would love to try another one as, based on the reviews, something might have been wrong with the one I tried.
RolkaNation (141) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured into dimpled mug. Nice copper red/brown color, not as dark brown as I expected. Finger thick head that stays nicely, fizzy...not creamy. Great complex aroma of roasty malt, caramel, slight chocolate and coffee. Taste is complex and has all the aroma notes plus some burnt sugar sweetness and nuts. More coffee than I expected and would have liked. Alcohol is hidden well. Beer is medium bodied and a little thin for this style...at least to my liking. Slight astringency/metallic quality as well. Regardless, an interesting, unique beer and good overall.
jw0406 (976) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 oz draft pours a dark brown with a tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, hazelnut, chocolate and some coffee. Medium bodied, a great addition to the atlanta beer scene
SSSteve (4007) - - MAY 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. clear light brown under a small off-white head. nutty caramel malt aroma. flavor brings out the coffee addition and the nutty caramel. palate manages to stay fairly light with the abv. the amount of coffee is good and really matches the malt bill. i could use some more malts with a heftier body, but it’s pretty solid for what it is.
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Poured a dark translucent brown with a reddish hue and had a white wispy head. Smell was of roasted light coffee and malts with a hint of cocoa. The taste was what was surprising for the style. A pretty complex mixture os toasted malt, coffee, toffee chocolate and an earthy component with a bit of sweetness. It is medium bodied brew that overall was a nice surprise for a hometown brewery. Will definately revisit this one again in the future.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
ENBF. Pours brown with a tan head. Aroma of ale esters and coffee. Medium bodied with semi lively carbonation. Flavor of toasty and nutty malts, with some mild coffee and moderately bitter hops. Different from what I was expecting.
Rustyham (1813) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at the East Nashville Beer Festival, ’11
Huge Head, light brown head dark brown/ amber body. Avery succinct beer, smooth, light coffee roasted malt. Incredibly subdued and well executed for a higher ABV beer, I like how the flavor does burn or hang around for too long. Tastes like a much lower ABV.