brokensail (16609) - Dublin, California, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Copper colored pour with an off-white head. Nose of fruit, bread, and toasted malt. Slight nuttiness, a bit of yeast, very mild roast and chocolate. Some earthy and spicy hops, too. The flavor is mostly sweet bread and toffee malt. Some light hop bitterness, a bit of earth, spice, and roast. A mild chocolate flavor, some nuts, and a bit of water. bhensonb (15505) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Bottle from Bine & Vine. Pours dark copper with a slight foamy yellow/beige head. Aroma is light roast malt with mild spice. Med body. Flavor has a hint of chocolate, then light caramel, mild roastiness, and enough bitterness to make it drinkable. It’s flavorful, but far from imperially so. Good drinkin beer for the winter. Dogbrick (13398) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Sample at Kinetic Brewing Company. Murky reddish-brown in color with a medium beige head that recedes slowly. Partial rings of lacing. Aroma of earthy malt, caramel and hops. Medium-bodied with flavors of caramel malt, hops and a touch of dark fruit. The finish is sweet malt up front and leaves a hoppy aftertaste. Decent overall. slowrunner77 (12471) - Reno, Nevada, USA - NOV 19, 2015
2014 - burnt caramel and toffee nose and flavor, with very light dark fruits. Pretty unassuming, but nice. daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Medium brown pour. I like the sweet malts, a hint of peat, some roasted nuts. Almost a hint of pine nuts. Enough hops to offer good balance. Good grain bill. Enjoyable beer.
BVery (10716) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2017
Tap at Neighborhood in San Diego. Murky copper/orange pour with a white head. Earthy and bitter, slightly sweet. Good. GT (10001) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Tap at the brewery. Clear deep amber pour. Beige foam. Nose is malty, raw, caramel, fairly neutral. Taste is soapy, dusty, dry, quite tannic. Papery finish. Eh. Spotty lace. Ibrew2or3 (8748) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 26, 2014
12oz bottle pours with a nearly clear amber sort of copper body that supports a thin tan head. The aroma offers up roasted malts, toasted bread, some spicy notes and mild sweet dark fruity esters. The taste starts with malts, roasted malts, big roasty nuttiness and then some modest spiciness. Wow. This has lots of nuttiness going on, it’s pretty nice. BMan1113VR (7930) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 22, 2012
On tap at the source. Pours with a crystal clear bronze hued body with a medium sized off-white head. Aromas are malty, lightly earthy, toasty, medium caramel, and a bit of a distracting roast. Low ester. Flavors are quite roasty for the style, slightly watery, medium malt, toasted, caramel. Medium carbonation. Misses the mark a touch for me. AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 13, 2014
trailer. Bright bronze color with ivory head. Toast, nutty, dark bread, earthy aromas. Smooth medium mouthfeel. Nice toasty, nutty, earthy hop flavors with lightly bitter finish---tasty good.