durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 4, 2012 BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - JUL 24, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On the beer engine at the brewery. Poured a deep brown color with ruby highlights and a half inch thick off-white head that faded to a thin layer and left some light spotty lacing. Light aroma of chocolate, some graham cracker sweetness, and a moderate burnt graininess. Smooth, lightly sweet entry with a moderate chocolate maltiness that is overtaken by a burnt cereal graininess that lingers into the finish where it is paired with a moderate nuttiness and a soft dryness. Low carbonation and thin, light mouth feel. Overall it just seemed to burnt and thin to be very enjoyable. I was hoping for more of a smoky flavor, but that certainly wasn’t what was delivered.
Seems like a great idea, doesn’t it? Yet every beer I’ve had that tries for this (well, okay both, I think -- this and Fullsteam Working Man’s Lunch) fails. Weird roasted malt, too much chocolate, barely creamy and much much too thin. cubs (10693) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 24, 2011
Bottle @ Beer Connoisseurs Tasting in FoCo. Brewed with graham crackers and marshmallows?!! Brown appearance with a pretty small tan head. You can smell the graham crackers and marshmallows in the nose along with a nutty, brown malty aroma. Pretty sweet, pretty thin brown ale with light marshmallows and graham crackers playing second fiddle.