Strykzone (7848) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2018
16 oz. can from Vyvvy and Holly. Thanks! Less than a finger of beige foam stays and leaves uneven lacing. The beer under is darker brown and a bit murky. An aroma of dark malts, grain, and nuts. Roast is tasted first with earth, cinnamon and nutmeg. This is not really sweet but has flavors that have a sweet side. Maple syrup and brown sugar, for example. Caramel. Good good. dmac (6646) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2018
Tallboy can shared by Joe. Poured a muddy brown with foamy super light beige head. Aroma of cheap sugary chocolate, brown bread, crusts, touch of nut. Flavor gets better with some warmth, booze, sugary chocolate, sugar, earth, old crusts. Medium body at best with lighter carbonation. phaleslu (10957) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2017
750 ml bottle from bsuedekum - thanks again, Blake! Bit of a gusher when it opens. Foam basically never settles after the pour, which took forever. Had to scoop it out with a spoon. Once I did, the remaining head kept growing back. The liquid itself was a ruddy brown, murky and chocolate hued. The beer itself showed only faint sweetness from the named adjuncts, giving way to a heavy, bitter earthiness. Completely muddled and not easy on the palate. Medium-full bodied. I think this was an older bottle and I’ll rerate if I end up with another one. Lesson learned: this one needs to be acquired and consumed as fresh as possible. JaBier (8445) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2017
Bottle shared by a friend. Pours an opaque (muddy) brown color with no head. Aroma of malt, caramel and nuts. Malt and caramel flavor with a nutty finish. GenDV138 (7960) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2017
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey. Dark brownish with beige to light tan head. Aromas of nutty notes, caramel. Tastes of light caramel, pecans, light cinnamon. Medium body with a dry finish.
solidfunk (9789) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 18, 2017
I’ve certainly never had such a good brown ale. Immaculate balance and wonderfully subtle like good satire. Pecan and light caramel. A touch of graham cracker and chocolate. Brown pour with good head and lacing. Bittersweet finish. Tap at Churchkey. ajnepple (7535) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2017
On tap at the brewery. Brown appearance with a tan head. Aroma of nutty malts, caramel, toffee, vanilla and brown sugar. Similar flavor, rich and moderately sweet, balanced by a mild bitterness. Medium body with a smooth, creamy feel and a light dry, bittersweet finish. Wow, probably my favorite here so far. RobertDale (7047) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - DEC 13, 2016
750 ml. bottle. Pours a cloudy brown with a nice beige head. Aroma of malt, vanilla, and nuts. Taste is roasted malt, vanilla, pecans, caramel, and maple. Tastes much better as it warms. Delicious. vyvvy (6943) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 12, 2016
The beer pours murky brown with a beige head. The aroma had toasty malt, rich notes, light maple some vanilla. Very lush and inviting. It has lush full body with very soft carbonation. The taste has caramel, nuttiness, maple richness without cloying sweetness, vanilla, light spice and clean woodiness. Pretty much a wonderful beer than had a nice melding of all the aspects. bytemesis (9611) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 7, 2015
Growler with thanks to Brian! Pours slightly hazy chestnut, medium creamy tan head, dissipates fairly slowly, great lacing. So far, so good. Aroma is roasty, nutty, dark sugars and light coffee, vanilla. Flavor is light plus sweet, mocha, nuts, roasted malts. Light bitterness and a light acidity from all the roast. Medium body, lingering bitterness gets stronger with time. Decent enough, but a four point beer?