Leighton (27859) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2015
Bottle at home in CT. Pours rich, clear cola-brown with a dense, frothy beige head. Lots of toasted caramel on the nose, some simple chocolate, dark fruits. Medium sweet flavor with hearty chocolates malts, creamy caramel, burnt toast, raisins. Medium bodied with average carbonation and velvety texture. Finishes sweet but still pretty well balanced, with slight scorched earth bitterness, lots of milk chocolate, berries, raisins. Very nice beer. ClarkVV (8565) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Draught at Deep Ellum Winter ’13-’14drsandman (2173) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Clear ebony with lighter mahogany hues on the edges and a light beige head that is well-retained.
Toasty, not overly roasty malt notes in the nose are backed by juicy, grass-like hop notes and light citrus. Coffee notes are light but mix with the caramel to give further complexity. No alcohol or flaws.
Somewhat sweet and simple, to sum it up. Creamy-sweet vanilla and caramel are met with very light roasted notes and a touch of sourdough. Hops are minimal, adding lightly fruity bitterness (oranges, various citrus, leafy green notes). Chewy, full-bodied texture and while all this malt and body is intentional, I’d much rather have a more dry Kostritzer or the like.
Pours a deep dark black brown, tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, cocoa, smoke, chestnut, light pine hop. Flavor is nutty roasty malt bitter hop & coffee grind bitter finish. Med body, light carbo. tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - SEP 2, 2014
Bottle: Thanks, Alex. Deep brown edges with a fully black center, the khaki layer of foam is quickly reduced to a moderately chunky collar. Dark malt aroma with notes of burnt caramel, milky cocoa nibs, cream, sweet molasses, a touch of anise, some vague nuttiness, & just a hint of roast. Slightly watery body with a lightly roasted malt profile. Some Blackstrap molasses, nuts, over caramelized sugars, dark chocolate, & a mild essence of sweet cream playing for balance underneath. Semisweet mid-palate, though it ends relatively dry & a little roasty. Another good brew from Jack’s Abby. fluffy (2459) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2014
A pretty above average Schwartzbier, lots of toasty buttery notes, not in bad way either.
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jtclockwork (19998) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Bottle shared by me at weekly tasting. Pours dark brown tan head. Nose/taste of smoke, cocoa, toasted nuts and light smoked coffee. Medium body. vtafro (7453) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 6, 2014
Bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Sweet malty toned aromas. Roasted, some dark malts, sweet tones. beersorcerer (52) - Armpit of the Panhandle, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2014
What a hard style to find by north Florida ways, and yet what a pleasant example.
We greatly enjoyed this one and I although I have tried many of the higher rated beers of this style over the years, it was a joy to drink and recall the style characteristics.
Smooth dark pour and wonderful scents of mild chocolate aroma with bits of roastiness. And beautiful dark head accompanying a semi-bitter sweet first tastes and the smooth light palate of the lager.
This is my new favorite brewery for their variety on the lager side, when I can get I will snatch it up with abandon. Thanks Jack & Abbey ;o) Gription79 (2892) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Poured from a 500ml bottle. Roasted malts are the first thing that I notice, then there is a rich chocolate nutty note. A tasty beer. Marheb (6366) - MontrÃ©al, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 27, 2014
Chocolat au lait, caramel sur fond d’anis. Le corps a une certaine structure, une complexité de malts rôtis avec une infusion aérienne qui rend le liquide difficile à ne pas boire.