brokensail (16645) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 29, 2012
Copper colored pour with an off-white head. A sweet caramel and toasted malt aroma up front. Some subtle floral and spicy hops, a light yeast note, and some mild fruit esters. Not bad, but not terribly good. The flavor is a bit bland. Some bread, toast, and a hint of toffee. Light hop flavor and minimal bitterness. A bit of water, maybe a touch of metal, and light fruit esters on the finish. annunz123 (967) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 29, 2012
I had high hopes for this one, as it’s a collaboration from two breweries I really like. Once I tried it, I just got the feeling they tried to do too much. The aroma is decent, with wood, smoke, roast, and nuts. The flavor starts with wood (which--let’s face it--doesn’t really taste that great), and brings in nuts and roast before finishing with peppery spice, coffee bitterness, a funky tartness, and alcohol. Individually those are fine, but together? Not so good. OK, but not worth seeking out. high_on_hops (809) - Burlingame, California, USA - OCT 25, 2012
On tap. Pours a deep brown with a thin tan head. It has a light aroma of malt, smoke, and caramel with the same profile in the flavor. It has a sweet aftertaste and a smooth mouthfeel.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ben4321 (6735) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2012
Location: Bottle shared w/ jcos, and dbarnold, 10/21/12
dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Aroma: The nose is malty, with caramel, a little oak, some wood, nuts, and a roast
Appearance: The pour is a brownish-dark amber color with a beige head
Flavor: Tastes similar to the nose, on the malty side, minimal bitterness, and a touch metalic on the finish
Palate: The body is light-medium, it has a soft feel/carbonation to it, and a malty, mildly metallic finish
Overall, this one wasn’t a favorite for me. I did feel like there were good components to it, and I am generally a fan of Boulevard beers (collaborations included) and Pretty Things’ beers, but this one just felt a bit underwhelming as I was drinking it.
Decent, but I’m not a huge fan of the style. Flat and sort of sweet, with an oakiness and palate that didn’t really work for me. It’s big and sweet, which is definitely the idea but the palate just didn’t balance out to something I liked.
jcos (1855) - Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Location/Date:Bottle on October 21st, 2012 shared with Ben and Dave.radarsock (1223) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Appearance: Pours a dark brown.
Aroma: Aroma of light nutty malt, some bread.
Taste: Caramel, faint bitterness, nut malt, faint oak
Palate:Light body, low fizz.
Summary: I enjoyed this beer. The style is not on the top of my lists, but I found this enjoyable.
Was one of the guest brews at the tasting at Leary’s. Pours a dark orange, smells and tastes of wheat bread, yeast, citrus, booze and some spice. Maybe a little hop bitterness by swallow. I was expecting so much more. Ratman197 (15360) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2012
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a clear dark brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of toffee, toasted malt, carmel, oak and light coffee. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry lightly tart finish. Flavors of toffee, oak, cocoa, toasted malt and earthiness with a crisp dry lightly tart lingering toffee finish. beersearcher (2383) - Glendale, California, USA - OCT 15, 2012
During GABF weekend. Pours a really murky brown. Kind of sugary and plenty malty but it works. A weird mélange of tastes that opens up as it warms. I enjoyed it more with each sip. jandd1983 (4604) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - OCT 13, 2012
It poured a dark brown color with a small off-white head. The aroma was semi sweet, some chocolate, a little sour, wood, caramel and coffee. The taste was moderately sweet, with chocolate, caramel, light sour, cherry and coffee. Quite nice.