Christpuncher (3135) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2015 JML044 (31) - Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2012
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Tastes like medicine. Great color.
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Decent brown ale. Aroma of nuts and roasted malt. Pours asleep brown with a thin cream head. Bitter coffee finish. BiiruBierBeer (1049) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 17, 2015
Minerally, malty smell. Taste is pretty much the same with some raisin in there. Too dry and minerally. Medium carbonation with some foam. alexsdad06 (10430) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle from backlog notes. Pours a hazy brown color with reddish highlights and a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have some roast, chocolate, light nuttiness, a splash of caramel, earthy, thin, flavor falls off a bit, not bad. Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 24, 2014
On tap at the original brewpub. Pour is brown with a small tan head and great lacing. Huge butterscotch popcorn, caramel, toffee, bread, and peppers in the aroma. Taste is a giant butter bomb, goopy vanilla cake, caramel corn, and dark fruits. Medium body with soft carbonation. Giant butter bomb. DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2013
22oz bottle, from Dilly Cafe. Probably a "vintage" bottle. $8. Shared with friends. Dark brown, near black color. Thin khaki head. No lace sticks. A lot of caramelly malt. lends a lot of sweet taste. Bigger roast character is nice, though. Significant dark fruit, more than expected. Sweeter taste, very light bitter. Little spicy bite in the finish. Alright, but it seems like age hasn’t done well for this. Bigger body, very light carbonation. Lightly sticky finish. Friends complained the body was too thin. Nice to try.
conlepa1 (72) - Chillicothe, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Booze. Serious bourbon. Sour notes and booze. Not as roasty as one might expect and way more bourbon than you’d think. Decent yet a sipper. More than i expected but maybe too much. The palate isn’t big enough for the bourbon. It tends to over power rather than compliment. wxman (1820) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2013
Pours a clear very dark brown. Some light gets through, but not much. Big full very light tan head. Nose has a vinous character. Delicious sweet dark toasted malt flavor that has a pleasant sourness to it that the nose indicated. There is also the presence of roasted nuts and dried dark fruit. Not a brown in a traditional English way, but certainly an interesting and enjoyable brew! kaser (6312) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Poured from a bomber. Mostly black. This has a strong bourbon smelll to it. Taste is sweet and thick with chocolate hints. The bourbon flavor overpowers JPDurden24 (1675) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - SEP 10, 2012
Dark brown pour, off white fluffy head. A nice caramel malty aroma, and more in the taste with some chocolate flavor thrown in. A nice and enjoyable brown ale.