potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2010
Bomber. Very dark brown with thin very thin white head. Aroma is bland malt of dark caramel and booze and light earthy hops...boring. Flavor is too sweet! Also, molasses and light earthy hoppiness. Finish is sweet and not really bitter at all at the end. A total let down! ben4321 (6739) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 25, 2010
Location: 22 oz bottle from Wine and Beer Westpark, 2/25/10
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 2, 2010
Aroma: Roasted malts, chocolate, a good amount of cherry, some nuttiness, and earth
Appearance: Pours a dark brown color with a fizzy beige head, some lace
Flavor: The taste is somewhat sweet and fruity, with a fruity sourness to it as well
Palate: The carbonation is fairly lively, with a somewhat sticky feel, and an astringent finish
Wow, this one is not at all what I was expecting at all. It looks like a brown ale, it smells like a brown ale, but it tastes like sour fruits. Man, a total surprise. I’m not even sure how I feel. Did I like this? Did it work? I can’t decide. I think it is interesting, but ultimately I wouldn’t say it is making me pumped to rush out and try it again. Weird stuff...
12oz - Subtle aroma of molasses, toasted nutty malts, caramel, toffee, chocolate and alcohol. Flavor is mostly alcohol and sticky malts. Very sticky palate. Not terrible but not that good either. TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 23, 2010
Pours reddish brown with a fully receding tan head. Notes of sweet toffee, caramelized fruit, toasted and brown malt. Full bodied and lightly sweet with medium carbonation. michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2010
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of herbs, malt, slight brown sugar, light nuts, slight cola, iron, and metal. Poured dark brown in color with a medium-sized, creamy, dense, tan/light brown head that diminished but lasted throughout. Cloudy. Sparkling to very sparkling. Full of small particles throughout. Flavor is light to medium sweet. Tastes of malts, light chocolate, slight nuts, cola, iron, metal, slight caramel, slight brown sugar, and some oxidation. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Lightly sweet, malt, light nut, light brown sugar, finish. 7.5%ABV is hidden throughout.
JaBier (8253) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2010
Sample at Buckeye Beer Engine. Brown pour with a medium beige head. Caramel malt in the aroma, but smells very weak and lager-ish. Flavor is caramel, a hint of butter and more of that lagery character. They say it’s an ale, but it’s pretty weak if so. And a towering behemoth? I’ll go with baby smurf. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 17, 2009
22oz bottle. Small beige head atop cloudy dark red-brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, cherry, chocolate, some nut. Taste is sweet, cherry, caramel, some chocolate, light alcohol warming. Medium-full body, some stickiness. bu11zeye (13215) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2009
( 22oz bottle ) Pours a dark brown body with a small tan head. Aroma of cola, roasted nuts, caramel, and cocoa. Flavor of roasted malt, cocoa, strong alcohol (for a brown ale), and caramel. TheBeerGod (6261) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2009
Bottle. Cola colored brown with a beige head. Aroma is very nutty and earthy with light spicy hops, big caramel, sweet malt, and chocolate covered nuts. Taste has more earthy and spicy notes, sweet malt, big caramel, chocolate and a lactic tartness. Maybe some tart berry as well. Body is light-medium with a bubbly carbonation. Finishes with more big caramel, sweet malt, chocolate covered nuts, earthy flavors, spicy and floral hops and berries. Perhaps cherries. radagast83 (8476) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 21, 2009
I don’t know if there was something wrong with the bottle, but it just wasn’t that good. Pour was promising, with a nice ceamy brown color and a slightly tan head. It was all downhill from there, notes of sour and sweetness powered the aroma, with flavors that followed in that same line. Could have been a bad bottle.