brokensail (16689) - Dublin, California, USA - DEC 4, 2012
Dark amber colored pour with an off-white head. Toffee and dark fruit notes with some roasted malt, chocolate, and leather. Somewhat watery, a bit of toasted nuts, and some toast. Sort of a bland, watery flavor. Toffee and toasted malt sweetness, some chocolate, cocoa powder, and a hint of roast. A weird leathery quality, hints of dark fruit, and some toasted nuts. A rare miss from Founders. Tmoney99 (15138) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle shared at Natifest ’14. Poured clear dark brown color with an average to large frothy tan head that lasted and produced good lacing. Moderate complex toasted malt and sweet fruit aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted complex sweet flavor with a solid sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is still a solid complex beer. crossovert (14152) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Grainy, bready, toasted specialty malts. Nice yeast strain. The beer is a bit thin and sterile overall though. alexsdad06 (11243) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2014
750 ml bottle shared by beerpig317 at Natifest. Pours a clear dark brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have toasted malts, some fruity character, herbal notes, oxidation, some earthy character, never heard of this one until that night. daknole (11048) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Brown color, light beige head. Light toasted grain, nuts, faint bready flavors. It’s an ok beer.
phaleslu (10911) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2014
750 ml bottle shared by Beerpig317 - thanks again, Bunker! Never even heard of this one before. Interesting. 2012 vintage. Pours an amber color with a finger of off-white head. Nuts of toasted malts, tobacco, nuts, earth, brown sugar, dried fruit, and oak. Hints of oxidation setting in. Light-bodied, with moderate to medium carbonation and a dry, toasty mouthfeel. Good brown ale, but on the way down. GT (10017) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 12, 2013
750mL thanks to the DC crew. Pours a clear, deep red. Tan foam with good, rocky retention and webby lacing. Nose is sticky, Twizzlers, hazelnut, pepper, coffee. Taste is bitter coffee, peppercorn, chili pepper heat. Palate is thinner, tangy, sharp bitter chocolate and coffee. Very interesting and enjoyable. I guess a coffee brown ale. Nice. DrSilverworm (10000) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2014
750ml bottle, tasted at Natifest. 2012 bottle. Clear red, kind of brown color. Some particles suspended in the body. Thin ring of off-white head Some bits of lace. Caramel, dark fruit in the aroma. Some light hints of oxidization, maybe. Moderate sweet taste, light to moderate bitter, lightly spicy. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of crisp lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Solid, interesting complex brown ale. nimbleprop (8949) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 23, 2013
22oz bottle pours a clear brown with some hazy, white head. Nose is a straight forward brown ale, brown sugar, caramel, crackers, bread. Flavor is sweet, sugar, brown sugar, nutty, a little apple. Medium bodied, sweet finish. JStax (7319) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Bottle shared at Natifest. Pours a clear amber with no head. The aroma has maple syrup and molasses and brown sugar. The taste is big sweetness. Medium body. Low carbonation.