bhiner41 (189) - Darien, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2011
The smell is slightly boozy but very sweet. Almost a no existance of a head, just a tan ring. I did not notice before but the cap on almost all Half Acre beers seems to come off very easily. Color is a nearly black dark brown, kind of like root beer. Big, big flavor and a significant alcohol burn on the finish...nice warming beer. Slight nutty flavor, hint of hops heavy malt after taste, then the tingle and burn. Excellent beer, one of my favorites from half acre who always seems to impress. riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 4, 2011
Nose of strongly roasted malts some darker fruit notes, earthy hops, toasted nuts. A seriously robust brown ale nose without too much sweeetness, alcohol is present but adds nicely to the aroma. Pours brown with nice reddish underlying notes. Not much head or lace. Sweet with roast, chocolate, residual sugar, some fruity sweetness, dry roasty finish. Nice hop bitterness - earthy light fruit. Balanced with only light alcohol for 12percent. I like it.
hamilton23 (619) - Alpine, California, USA - JUL 21, 2011
Poured from a 22oz bottle from Deyholla. Pours dark brown with about 2 fingers of light tan head. Nose is lots of toffee and caramel with a bit of medicinal alcohol. Taste is toffee, caramel and chocolate with just a touch of bitterness at the back end. Christpuncher (3135) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2014
Strong nutty flavorvwithba one chocolate. Really smooth to drink with that hoppy finish that you know from half acre. Brown in color. Had a bottle pour at home.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Vaiz (4460) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle shared by Menno, thanks! Laurel, spices, alcohol, caramel and some herbs in the aroma. Quite spicy bitter flavor. A bit alcoholic but still a decent balance.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 1, 2010
22 oz bottle: Extremely dark mahogany...with tinted ruby and gold edges-extremely thick...Sweet, malty and strongly alcoholic aroma...bits of rye bread, honey and toffee. Some darker cereal aromas open the doors candi malts and bubblegum. Sticky palate with thick, creamy carbonation. Fruity flavours with serious raisin notes and undertones of peat moss, bitter chocolate and toffee. If this really is 12%...it is extremely well hidden. dchmela (3064) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2011
Thanks to NBondi for the bottle. Deep brown pour with a thick tan head. Chocolate, toffee and citrus hop aroma. Taste is toffee, chocolate taste with a nice chewy body. Alcohol bite peaks through. Thick and intense, a nice winter warmer. decaturstevo (6244) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JAN 24, 2011
Amber pour with tan head and lace. Roasted malt, light chocolate, and abv. Sweet malt with very light chocolate and abv. Medium bodied with good carbonation. nice. bvc (1242) - Washington, USA - FEB 4, 2011
22oz bottle, thanks Ben. Dark jammy dried fruit, raisins, leather, touch of tobacco, good amount of residual sugar. Tight carbonation, decent body feel...not overly thick. Sweet figgy flavors up front, tobacco and leather, brown sugar, drier in the finish and the 12% is pretty well hidden. daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 5, 2011
Thanks dcschiller. Brown pour. Nuts, dark brown sugar, light molasses. Flavor is full and rich. Molasses, nuts, bready notes.