j12601 (12973) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 6, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear cola brown with ruby highlights and a thin beige head. Crisp nutty malt, toast, roast, caramel. Malty, roast, toast, more caramel. Nice touch of roast on the finish. Pretty good. Jblauvs (1358) - Chester, Vermont, USA - JUL 25, 2010
Dark Mahogany pour with a slim light beige head. aroma is sticky caramel and toffee malt, light coffee bean, immense nuttiness and a flutter of candied hazelnut. Flavor is lightly bitter, extremely light roastiness, lots of nuttiness, plenty of toffee malts, adding a nice sweet element. Good depth of malt, tasty, not overly inventive but very drinkable and satisfying. Leighton (21813) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2016 Bottle shared with Sander at his place, NYC. Pours clear brown with a modest, tan foam head. Aroma has some ashy, lightly toasted malts just tinged with sourness. The flavor, though, is quite sour, and I can’t imagine it’s intentional. Some light toast and cocoa, but mostly sour malts. Light bodied with average carbonation. Sour finish, faint dry roast and leaves, some tart fruit hints. Hard to enjoy this. (January 2012, score 2.6)puboflyons (3463) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Bottle shared with Chris in NYC. This is more like it. Nicely rounded, bready, with toasted biscuits, impressions of cocoa. Good and drinkable. (February 2016, score: 3.6)
Tried on tap. I enjoyed the mahogany brown and dark colored amber richness. The aroma is somewhat well incorporated. I get dark malts when I am preparing to feed the gulls. I wonder if it will be enough. alobar (3857) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2015
Earlier Rating: 7/28/2013 Total Score: 3.3
On tap at the brewpub. The pour is mahogany brown to darker amber. The nose has a variety of niceties going on. Dark malts, molasses, nutty, molasses, and basically sweet. The body is medium in texture but boy did I enjoy the smooth undertone. The taste is also sweet and nutty at first with a good lingering bitterness at the end. This is one of their standard brews that they bottle and sell locally in Western, Mass (USA).
Pours murky brown with reddish hues. Aroma of nuts, coffee, and molasses. Flavorful with molasses, nuts, coffee, and some chocolate. Nice beer.
OldGrowth (3474) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2004
Bottle: Good nose, cream, Malt ball, coffee, almond. Nice orangy/reddish brown color. No head, though ok carbonation. Sweet and bitter, Chocolate, some grapefruit, some metallic. Creamy smooth, a little bitterness on the finish. Tasty, my pick of the four i've had, kinda stouty. Might be a tad out of style with its bitterness. beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 2, 2007
Pours a dark brown color with a thin light brown head. Good aroma and flavor of nuts, burnt caramel and malt. The body is light to medium with a creamy texture and gentle carbonation. BroSpud (2215) - , Massachusetts, USA - JUL 7, 2013
22oz bottles from the brewery. Pours mahogony brown with an off white head. Sweet and malty but with just enough hop bitterness to even it out. Caramel, butter and nutty flavors. One of my favorites from this brewery. Aurelius (5426) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2007
Very smooth drinking. Aroma is cold mocha and herbal/grassy. Initial swig is a bit acidic, but then it buffers out. Choco-chalky, lightly sweet, lightly-to-moderate bittering. My guess is American hops. Borderline porter. Thanks to DW. JoeMcPhee (9451) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2008
Bottle shared by goldtwins. Deep dark brown beer. Aroma is quite sweet and malty with a nice rich nutty component. Lightly fruity over a nice sweet malty base. Soft chewy character on the back. It’s slightly sweet but quite nice nonetheless.