crossovert (13908) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2017
Draft. Amber pour, sweet pasty aroma. Flavor is salted chocolate, caramelly. DocLock (11025) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2017
Bottle. Poured hazy dark brown with tan head. Nose is earthy brown malt, coffee, mild maple. Tasted very smooth, creamy, with earthy malt, well integrated coffee, vanilla, and brown sugary flavor. One of the top 10 brown ales I have ever quaffed. Homer321 (5190) - Melboring, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2017
Draft. A strong milky, sweet, cocoa aroma like a fucken candy bar. Hell. I want to make aweeet love to this aroma. Tatse is light cocoa and vanilla. Almost like a smore with the light crackery background. My biggest knock is that it seems a bit thin. Otherwise great Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAY 5, 2017
This was poured into a mug.
The appearance was a ruddy burnt amber color with a finger’s worth of white foamy head that fell off extremely quick. Not much lace.
The aroma had some sweet creamy smoothness over top of some milk chocolate and coffee grounds.
The flavor was moderately sweet through the previously mentioned aromas to blend fairly nice. Aftertaste leaned more towards the sweet side. Quick sweet finish.
The feel was about medium bodied, maybe just a touch under. Nice level of carbonation. Pretty smooth. ABV felt appropriate.
Overall, pretty good brown ale, nice to try a new brewer to me. chinchill (5313) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 3, 2017
12 oz bottle served in a Belgian snifter. Some sediment on the bottom.
Pours medium brown with a thin head. Full body with near medium carbonation. Creamy smooth.
Smells sweet, and it is. Moderately sweet, not cloying, at a level that mixes well with the chocolate and coffee notes. Neither of the latter are particularly strong. More grains in the nose than in the flavor.
OldGrowth (3665) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2017
Pint at Doherty’s Irish pub , Cary. Good aroma, sweet. Chocolate coffee, real sugary streak. Hazed brownish orange color ok head and lace. Fairly sweet flavor medium body, creamy oily mouthfeel, more sweet, but had a dry streak. Interesting. Not sure I’d have a lot of this one has a little stale streak thing in the background I’m not a fan of. Fun to try not having a second. rayg1 (594) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 9, 2017
Pours a light brown, with a small tan head. Caramel and allspice meet the nose. Strongly sweet of brown sugar, molasses, and plums, maybe a touch of cinnamon. Mouth feel is of medium viscosity. This beer is really sweet which is suppose should be of no surprise, I really like this one and it is very well done, however, it’s a beer that I don’t think I could have more than one at a time, just too sweet. That’s not to say that this beer is one-dimensional, far from, it’s just a beer that quite honestly needs a bit of time to enjoy. Very impressed with D9. . HighlanderOne (1373) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - DEC 17, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2017 On tap at Grapevine cafe. Vanilla and spice aroma. Solid brown with no head. Tasting brown sugar, spice (nutmeg?), vanilla, just a hint of coffee. Cinnamon too. Good feel - not too heavy. Nice holiday treat. geologyguy (1661) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - DEC 16, 2016
Sweet smell of Carmel and brown sugar...Taste is smooth and lightly sweet but smell was better...Light brown sugar...At FS for Kala, Patrick and Brittanie HH for their new positions HourGlass13 (1046) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 5, 2016
Pours up a copper brown, with a light tan head. Aroma is toasty, caramel, toffee, slight molasses and some spice like cinnamon. Taste is brown sugar, molasses, caramel, toffee, slight cinnamon. Mouth feel is medium body, light soft carbonation, lots of molasses and hops in the aftertaste. Overall, this one exceeded my expectations.