alexsdad06 (11222) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - AUG 13, 2013
750 ml bottle shared by phaleslu. Pours a dark copper brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, caramel, brown sugar, dark fruits, oak barrel with a hint of earth and light bitterness to the finish. Some signs of oxidation, but this is solid enough. DrSilverworm (10000) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 21, 2013
750ml bottle, shared by phaleslu. Clear brown color. Bubbly little off-white head. Nutty aroma. Medium-plus body. Light carbonation. More dry in the texture. Good lace. Some dark fruit. Light caramel. Little cooked vegetable. Sweeter taste, light bitter. Good, long aftertaste. Just a very light bite in the finish. I think some of the original flavor may have dropped off, but it’s a solid strong ale still phaleslu (10889) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 21, 2013
750 ml bottle I’ve had since early-mid 2010 (released February 2010), and I’ve since forgotten where I got it. Thanks, friendly RB trader! Pours a clear amber with a beige ring for a head. Aroma of caramel, oak, dried fruits, brown sugar, and some earth. Flavor of caramel, toast, brown sugar, dates, and some bitter earty notes at the end. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a dry, malty mouthfeel. Good old ale. Has held up well over 3+ years. b3shine (9253) - Indiana, USA - APR 20, 2013
750 ml bottle to snifter (thanks phaleslu). Looks good; a semi-opaque caramel with thin off-white lacing. Smells solid: pleasantly oxidized hops with a heavy caramel and toffee presence. Pleasant on the palate. Good beer. tennisjoel (1496) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - SEP 24, 2012
Sweet aromas of caramel, raisin, fig, dark fruits. Malt dominated brew, slight note of oak. I must admit, this is pretty tasty. Could use a little more carbonation. Best served at a warmer temperature. Might be my favorite from Brau thus far.
brokensail (16689) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 19, 2012
Pours a hazed copper color with a finger of off-white head. Smells fairly typical for an old ale: toffee, brown sugar, and toasted malt with some hints of dark fruit. Has a bit of a soy sauce aroma to it, though. The flavor is slightly watery, but still has that soy sauce thing going on. There’s a mild roasted quality as well as some toffee, toasted malt, and sweet sugar. Maybe just a hint of fruit. nimbleprop (8922) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 17, 2012
Sampled at the DC Local Tasting a 750ml bottle pours a hazy, copper amber with some cloudy white head. Malty nose, lightly smokey, malty, root vegetables, cane sugar, root beer. Flavor is malty, birch, carrots, parsnip, pine, mint. Medium bodied, sweet finish. sonnycheeba (6539) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 16, 2012
Bottle. Pours reddish copper with minimal off-white head; spare lacing. Aroma is caramel with roasted and biscuit malt. Flavor matches the nose with booze undertones throughout. Medium/full body, carbonation, and warmth. Travlr (26404) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Bottle. Cloudy brown color, small white head, good lacing. Aroma of boozy brown bread. Taste is coffeegrounds, booze. OK. ryan (3185) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JAN 7, 2012
Sugary and sweet chocolate nose with with light roast ans molasses. Sweet and soft. Decent.