Bill Becker (1908) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - DEC 7, 2017 elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - MAY 30, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A dark brown pour, thin head, very roasty and woody nose with alcohol wafting. Dark roasty malt, some coffee notes with caramel and fruit. Bitterness balances well. Wood is background but noticeable. Full bodied, roasty astringent finish. A distinctive, interesting and complex beer with a lot to explore. I like it.
From Aug 2008 mrjaxson (624) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 2, 2017
I got this bottle in a trade with nutbrown. Thanks Alan!
A near pitch black pour with the slightest of brownish hues, I got a +1 finger head of tan foam. Excellent head retention and lots of lacing.
I get a lot of wood in the nose along with some fruit. licorice, chocolate, and some caramel malt.
The taste is a malt lover's dream. Malty sweetness with some roastiness..it kind of has that Milk Stout malty flavour. Yum. Plenty of chocolate and some coffee and the woodiness adds a nice dimension without being over powering, and I get some dark fruit flavour and licorice as well.
Mouthfeel borders on thick, carbonation is lightish, and it finishes with a nice fruity flavour that brings just the slightest amount of tartness with it. Man, and the alcohol is *very* well hidden; sure there's *some* warming after the swallow but it's minimal for such a big beer.
Bottom line: I really like this American Brown Ale as it has all sorts of good flavours going on and it's a wonderful sipper. Highly recommended!
On the enormous side of the ale spectrum. Plums, raisins, chocolate, bourbon in the aroma. Fabulously sweet taste with the oak kicking in for a smoothly dry finish--though less so on the dryness as the beverage warms. Very, very good bottle with a nicely redesigned label. Drperky76 (36) - - OCT 29, 2017
I remember a time when I didn’t even look at the alcohol content of the beers I tried. Good thing I do now.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Vivek78 (12) - California, USA - SEP 29, 2017
Malty chocolate smell, superbly dark for a red. Woody taste comes on strong then slowly dissipates, after which the high alcohol content is quite apparent. Creamy with stout-like head. A serious beer, not for relaxing times.
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12oz bottle at home. Dark brown/black with a small tan head, some lacing. Caramel, toffee, molasses, vanilla, muted hops, dark cherry fruit. Full-bodied, holds the alcohol very well. Wood comes through on the long smooth finish, really nice. Found this at a grocery store in Moncks Corner, the next one gets a cigar.
beern (221) - Alabama, USA - SEP 12, 2017
Pours jet black and opaque with a nice dark, tan, 2-finger head with an aroma of wood and malt. Tastes of malt and slightly sweet cocoa with a slightly bitter wood and booze finish with a hint of nuts. It's medium to full bodied, drinkable and thinner than expected with minimal carbonation. The long finish reminds me of a dry, wood cabernet. It's unique and warming. ANZUShophunter (595) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 2, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2017 From bottle in tulip. Pours dark brown with thin tan head, and woody, earthy aroma mixed with molasses and booze. Rich taste (a mix of the above) with a sweet sticky finish. Enjoyable experience. jhking34 (24) - - SEP 1, 2017
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---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ffaoe (954) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - AUG 22, 2017
chocolate and faint coffee aromas. pitch black in color with huge long lasting brown head. taste is of chocolate, coffee, and a faint hint of plum MrTipple (6570) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2017
Sweet, dark intense chocolate, vanilla, spices, dark chocolate. Hazy, dark brown, small, creamy, white head. Heavy sweet. More cacao, heavy sweet, rich and complex malts, soft carbonation, full bodied. Very nice ASA, bit punchy in the palate. Keg at Rattle’n’Hum Easy, Midtown.