Drperky76 (34) - - OCT 29, 2017 KajII (801) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2011 Bottle. The pour was a murky dark brown almost black with a small (less than 1 finger) light brown head that dissipated rapidly and had fair lacing.
The aroma was quite robust with the scent of roasted caramel malts and a mild sweet yeast with hints of vanilla and coffee with a mild alcohol odor at the back end.
The taste was a malty creamy sweet with notes of coffee, caramel and was a tad woody at first and finished sweetly-bitter and had nice notes of coffee and vanilla with mild alcohol aftertaste. The flavor lingered for a little while which let one enjoy the sweet woody coffee taste just a little longer.
Mouthfeel was just a bit under full in body and slightly syrupy yet a little creamy in texture with a mild ticklish carbonation.
Overall an absolutely fantastic Brown Ale that sits on the palate and lets one enjoy the complexity of it, without a heavy alcohol presence.
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.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Bacchus66 (940) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 14, 2017
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 (198) - 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 (572) - 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 (19) - - SEP 1, 2017
Cavtat and lokrum
Rade Bitange 18, Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ffaoe (916) - 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 (6446) - 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. melwil1980 (3) - Roseau, Minnesota, USA - AUG 19, 2017 does not count
Yum! Dark, rich brown in color with deep caramel head that diminishes quickly. Smell of sweet and malt. Taste is deep and complex. Starts off sweet and ends strong and roasty. Easy to drink for a 12% alcohol beer.
---I'm new at rating, so please bear with me kerenmk (5169) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 15, 2017
Bottle sample at a tasting at Max’ place. Thanks Adam S. Black with a tan ring. Some BBQ and hickory sauce in the nose. Sweet, rich, BBQ sauce and some dates in the mouth. Sticky, full body, slight fizz and sticky texture, rich sweet and a little bitter finish.