jtclockwork (16581) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Bottle shared by Jay at tasting at my house. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose and taste of toffee, chocolate, baker’s chocolate and light pine. Medium to light medium body. j12601 (11943) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Bottle that I took to James’ place for a tasting. Pours a clear amber brown with a thin white head. Toast with a touch of roast and grain on the nose. A bit of hops and roast with some nuttiness. Not great, not terrible. Leighton (21255) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2013
Bottle at Sander’s place, NYC. Pours clearish brown with a fine, creamy head. Rich, roasty malt nose. Light sweet flavor, dark toast, earth. Light bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Light bitter, earthy finish, dirt, some cocoa, toast. Not bad. keepersj12 (3117) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2013
A tasty brew but not a stout. It pours clear dark amber with a red tint. The aroma has some caramel, a touch of wood, some smoke and bread. The flavor has the same with a nice balance of hops to round it out. rougeau13 (3014) - Richmond, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Dark, clear, cola-like brown with a sudsy khaki head. Aroma of hay, chocolate, grass, toffee, and smoke. Taste is ashy and a little bitter. Medium bodied and pretty smooth.
MaBeer1972 (2059) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 14, 2013
Bomber from Julios. Pours out a Deep ruby black. Thick light tan head that settles to a thin lace. Toffee-coffee aromas. Flavor is as advertised, a unique combination of a stout and pale ale. Deep and malty, yet with a distinctive hoppiness. Some bubble gum. Better as it warms. Oddly, a little fizzy though, not smooth and silky like a good stout should be. AaronDaniel (35) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 13, 2013
This beer pours a beautiful clear, dark black cherry with an ample tan fluffy head that laces nicely. It all gets fuzzy from there, though. This beer pours and looks way better than it tastes. I smell stout. There are bread and earthy notes. And, I can make out the "smoke". I feel ale. It has a nice, and very drinkable pale ale mouth feel with moderate carbonation. These will be easy to knock back. As the bottle says, I get a nice subtly sweet malt (the way I like a beer). That finishes with gentle grassy hops. I detect a trace amount of choclate. This brew definitely combines stout and pale ale, but fails to bring complexity. Sweet malts, Gentle hops: this reads like a beer I should love. I do like this beer- but, I don’t "love" it. Suffice to say: "I wouldn’t kick it out of glass". ozarkspops (368) - - FEB 12, 2013
Dark brown with cherry sides. Thick khaki head with decent lacing. Mild smokey aroma. Mostly stout like aroma. Chocolate, caramel, and roast. Citrusy hop aroma also coming through just briefly. Pretty light body. Flavor starts out with a pinch hops. More if a pale ale feel with a stout flavor. Chocolate, smoke, and roast come through much more than the hop or other pale ale characteristics. A much maltier version of a black ipa.
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Bottle.annunz123 (957) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Pours a decent black with a nose of saltine crackers and roasted nuts. Flavor is roasted nuts soaked in a weak cocoa. Average mouthfeel. Meh.
Musty, earthy aroma with some grassy hops. Flavor starts sweet with a little chocolate, finishes with some grassy, coffee bitterness and a little tinny flavor. Not as good as some of the others from this series, but still worth trying.