JaBier (7973) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2016 kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ the brew pub, scotch ale version: Chestnut brown beer with a lasting off white head. Nice caramel and toasted clean malt aroma; dominated by caramel. Just a hint of alcohol as well. Very light touches of roast mingle in and out. Also some melanoidins which add a touch of perceived dark fruitiness. Caramel and clean malt flavor, sweet up front but well balanced with a drier finish. Some hints of roast in the finish as it warms. Alcohol is well hidden, and very drinkable for a 7% abv beer. Medium body with a medium level of carbonation. I may have to come back for a growler of this!
Sample at Fat Head’s North Olmsted on 2/9/16. Pours clear red with a thick beige head. Nose of sweet malt, caramel and fruit. Sweet malt and caramel flavor with some booziness before a semi-dry finish. AdamChandler (5052) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Sugary kiwi nose and Splenda. Peaches and mild banana. Malt heavy with very nutty chestnut finish JStax (6505) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 29, 2013
Draft pour at Fat Heads. Pours a hazy amber with a beige head of foam. The aroma is malty and musky with an earthy note to it. Tastes sweet and earthy.Nice for the style in particular. jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Tap at Fat Heads 1 Aug 13, a dark malty chewy smoky lightly peaty fireside drink if I’ve had one, minimal head formed on this, and just a peaty smoky flavor abounds.. though not dominant just lingering in the finish. Brigadier (3680) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2009
On tap at brewery
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 10, 2009
Having heard good things about Fat Head’s I made my way here on a quiet afternoon before the dinner rush. They were out of the Blonde that I wanted first so this was my first taste of the house beers. If the rest of the taps are like this they have a promising future in the Cleveland market.
Aroma / Appearance - Cereal grain, light hops, and a dryness emerge from the cloudy amber body. Standard for the style I have nothing much to say other than they did it right.
Flavor / Palate - Fluid, creamy, and with only a trace of hops it goes down smoothly. The bitter aftertaste is not enough to keep it from falling into the session category. The only objection might be price if you feel $5.00 is too much for a run of the mill beer.
Sample at the brewery. Pour is clear amber color with off white head. Aroma is mostly caramel. Medium mouthfeel. Flavor is a caramel malt lovers dream. This really tastes like a high end caramel treat. Tasty!