BeerandBlues2 (14018) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 6, 2010
Tap at 23rd Street. Pours clear brown with an average, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (caramel, chocolate, toasted, nutty), light hops (herbal, earthy), and light esters (dried fruit). Flavor is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toasted), light hops (earthy, herbal), and light esters (dried fruit). Medium body, carbonation, and creaminess, low warmth with a medium sweet finish. deyholla (12583) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Sampled from the tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear brown with a red hue and a gray head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has notes of chocolate, dark grain and earthy bread. Flavor starts with chocolate but has an odd earthy bread, must and plastic note in the finish. kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2009
RobertDale (6983) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 28, 2013
Date: February 24, 2009
Appearance: opaque brown, thin tan head, scattered drippy lace
Aroma: light dry chocolate aroma
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, earthyness keeps it dry, just a hint of caramel sweetness, long bitter finish
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
On tap at the brewpub. Comes reddish brown with a decent biege head. Aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, and nuts. Pretty good. Easy drinker. Rciesla (5607) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2009
Draft at 23rd. Pours a brune body with an off white head. Earth y spruce, dark nut y tawny character. Light coco and chocolate malts. Nutty a hint of fig. Nice.
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JAN 22, 2012
Dark orangish brown with a fluffy off white head. Good strong malted barley roasted grain and nutty aroma and taste with a full bodied palate. Not bad. heemer77 (5361) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - SEP 23, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2008 Easily the best beer I had on tap at the brewpub. This was like a light brown porter and absolutely impressed me. The body was dark brown with copper at the edges. A light tan head lasted for a long time. The aroma was malty with marischino cherries and some molasses. The taste was lightly burned coffee with some dark chocolate. However, this roasted character came together in a very pleasing manner. There was some nice earthy raisin in the finish. Classic for the heavier end of the style as far as I am concerned. ads135 (5207) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 11, 2017
Pretty decent brown. Lightish appearnce. Thin bodied and sweet caramel. Light roastiness, and a little chocolate finish. Tried at the brewery for the first time in 2008. Thorpe429 (5122) - , Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2010
On tap at the brewpub in August 2008.
Poured a moderately dark chestnut brown with an off white head and a bit of sticky lacing as it made its way down the glass. Nose had a touch of light roast along with nice notes of caramel, toffee, and sweet malt. Perhaps a touch of chocolate. Taste was a bit more standard malt without some of the nuances of the nose that intrigued me. Mouthfeel was good with a medium body and decent carbonation levels. Not a bad offering at all. Enjoyed this place and will go back next time we are in Lawrence.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 09-29-2010 TomDecapolis (4636) - Milton, Delaware, USA - FEB 8, 2013
Pours a brownish amber with a medium creamy tan head that laced. Aroma of honey roasted nuts and milk chocolate. Flavor of peanuts, toasted bread and light caramel.