shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 10, 2011
Pours a hazy amber brown color with a tan head. Aroma is fruity, toast, roast, chocolate, and a touch of floral. Flavor is caramel, toast, roast, some chocolate, and light floral finish. zgaier (1968) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2012
On tap. Pours amber-brown with a off white head and aroma of light chocolate and malt. Taste is sweet, of malt, chocolate, fruit notes, and hops with a smooth finish. Drinkable, light brew. yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - MAY 23, 2012
Slightly hazy brown color. Aroma is light, has some roasted malt, a hint of bitterness and peanuts. Flavor is slightly bitter, toast, malts and a hint of dark fruit like fig and plum. Slightly odd finish but still tasty. mike5326 (1788) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2016
Poured from a tap at the brewery. Medium brown color, medium frothy white head. Slight sour milk and malt aroma. Light body with a light pepper malt flavor and a slight metallic finish.
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Appearance: deep dark plums and grapes. Smooth and creamy khaki head with pomace inclinations. Fades with pockets of bubbles while lace marks the sides of my glass.
rbrazell (1763) - Florida, USA - APR 13, 2012
Nose: roasted coffee beans. Iced coffee. Brittle dry cacao crumbles and powder. Fall leaves and twigs signify the changing of seasons. Raisins and dried prunes. Rye seeds and rye bread crust.
Palate: chocolate powdered truffles of the dark cacao variety. Whispers of cinnamon. Pumpernickel sticks and pumpernickel crust – dry, crunchy, and toasty. Treacle. Raisins. Dried coffee along edges and in the finish. Plum and grape skins carry the essence of the fruit along with dry tannic notes.
Final Thoughts: a fantastic dark mild that would feel right at home in merry ol’ England. Low abv, lots of flavor, and immense quaffability. Belly up, buy a round, and chat it up with your mates long into the night.
Pours a very clear medium amber with a small white head that laces a good amount. Aroma of roast, caramel malts, and some spruce and pine. Flavor is bitter throughout with bits of roasty dryness and touches of toffee. Not too shabby. changeup45 (1731) - Lake Mary, Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2012
Growler. Dark brown color with a thin off-white head on top. Not much sticks around for lacing. The aroma is fairly nice with caramel, toasted almond, and some light chocolate. Pretty much the same thing going on with the flavors; toasty caramel malt mixes with some lighter chocolate notes and perhaps a little mixed dried fruit. I don’t really get almond here. This is very drinkable; carbonation is relatively high and spritzy. This is a pretty solid brew, although I admit to be rather unexcited with it. In some ways it seems like a slightly watered down version of Maduro. OmegaX (1383) - Florida, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Great brew. On tap at CCB. Nose is cocoa, some roast, coffee, and toffee. Malt heavy with tons of coffee and toffee flavors. Dark brown, almost black body. Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - JAN 7, 2013
Quite the drinkable beer here. Aromas revealed some nuttiness and coffee with a touch of yeast. The taste was malty with more toffee and light toast with some nice subtle hop notes towards the end. Pints of this would go down fun.