Westmeister (1828) - 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 (1732) - 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.
drfabulous (4182) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Farm Burger Decatur. Brown with some chocolate tones to it. Nice taste thought not an entirely full body. Very tasty.
jzzbassman (1522) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - MAR 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at J. Clyde. Pours deep brown with a thin tan head. Malty chocolate aroma. Really takes the barrel flavor..... oak, malt, vanilla, bourbon.
bconger (138) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAR 2, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at j Clyde. Motor oil brown pour with medium off white head and good lacing. Coffee and brandy aromas. These are echoed on the palate along with a nice sweetness and driedfruit. This is a fun beer!
bjt512 (292) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Trappeze in Athens, GA. Silky smooth on draft, this poured the quintessential russet color of a brown ale. While it also featured familiar brown ale sweetness and toastiness, coffee bitterness and oaky mellowness tempered these flavors for an overall effect that was dangerously drinkable. A fine ale at a good price for a high abv draft beer.
deyholla (6973) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Poured a clear brown with an amber hue and an off-white head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma was quite nutty with some roasted malts, a bit of oak and hints of hay and caramel. Flavor began with sweet grains, caramel and some nuttiness. The beer became a bit darker with roasted malts some oak and a bit of toffee.
BeerandBlues2 (10065) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at The Nook. Pours clear tawny with an average, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel, chocolate, toasted), light hops (earthy, herbal), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of dates. Flavor is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel, chocolate, toasted), light hops (earthy, herbal), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of dates, brown sugar, and nutmeg. Medium body and carbonation, low warmth and creaminess with a medium dry finish.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at The Porter, Atlanta. Nice to try this local brew, especially for an avid bean freak like me. Poured into a snifter, nice oily dark brown with a crisp beige carbonation and moderate lacing. Very thick malt aroma, not at all roast-forward. Deep coffee flavors are well integrated in the taste, with a boldness that doesn’t overpower the sweet malts and faintly dry hop presence so much as it stitches them together by providing shape. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel, nice beer all around.