BrewBoxer (2672) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 29, 2012
Bottle. Deep brown , big head that fades, smells of ood, oak and some rich malt. Not what I expected from one of my fav brewers. Easy drinking, light on the palate , some slight smokinerss at the end but not flavorful at all. Average PapaSkeetSkeet (1011) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - FEB 27, 2012
walnut with dirty seafoam head. Aroma is grassy with a bit of moldy rock and chlorinated pool. Medium, creamy body with moderate carbonation. Astringent, unpleasant bitterness, rather metallic, almost chemical. Yuck. It’s more drinkable then a beer that is going bad, but really, a good ol’ American brown? I think not. A disappointing night for beers- 0 for 3. DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Poured into a snifter.
3.0 A: Deep transluscent amber brown color. A little over one finger of frothy beige head. Retenion is perhaps a hair below average and a "barely there" ring of lacing is left.
3.0 S: Strange aroma. The dominant component is some novel mix of cocoa powder and flowers with herbal undertones. Toasted malts with anise and caramel. Light, raisiny fruitiness.
3.0 T: Cocoa powder/flowers/herbs mix that tastes just as strange as it smells. Raisin, toasted malts, faint roastiness. Doughy malts overall.
4.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation that somehow in conjunction with the body makes this feel a lot like a beer from cask. Good creaminess, very nice.
3.5 D: Strange, but tasty beer that has a damn good mouthfeel.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-31-2012 03:29:43 Patrickctenchi (6832) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Pours a nice ruby brown with a huge tan head...great roasted scent of coffee and malts..Nut flavour, bitter coffee...very tasty. reebtogi (6488) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 25, 2012
355ml bottle pours dark brown in color with a finger of off-white head that leaves some thin lacing on the glass. Aroma is mild with roasted malts and hint of citrus. Taste is malty sweet with roasted malt and citrus hop bitterness. Flavors are nicely balanced and body is medium with some light carbonation.
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Bottle from RS Food Mart. Brown pour with an off-white head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, and a little roasted grain. Taste is big baker’s cocoa, bitter, burned toast, and a little bitterness. ilovedarkbeer (2752) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2012
Pours a mahogany color with a canvas colored yeasty head. Notes of roasted nuts, caramel, earthy hops, and greenery. Little watery and kind of boring. bigtaster (1043) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2012
Bottle in tumbler, pours a clear dark red-brown color with a huge beige head that slowly dissipates. Lots of brown sugar on the nose, maybe some orange peel as it warms there is nice spicy nose, candy like. Flavor is unique with subtle fruity almost belgian like sweetness, banana, software citrus hops. Unique brown ale with great complexity. flip_soeperman (881) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2012
hay, banana, caramel, amber, hazy, minimal head, white foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, Countbeer (6589) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 20, 2012
Medium yellowbrown creamy head, disappear slow, on top of a deep (dark) ruby colored beer.
Smell caramel malts, butterscotch, some creamy buttery autumnal herbs, ginger bread, fresh hops and buttery sweet hop flowers.
Taste herbs, toasted herbs, some fresh hops, buttery caramel malts, butterscotch, good bitter, some hop soap and hop flowers, bitter honey, some dark fruits like raisin and a touch of toffee. Nicely balanced.
Herby light toasted bitter aftertaste.
Low to medium carbo, soft mouthfeel, good medium to a lightly fuller body and a creamy texture.