j12601 (13121) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2015
Bottle at James’ for a tasting with Ferris and Kraddel. Pours a clear amber with a thin to medium sized white to tan head. Sweet and nutty, a bit of paper. Medium bodied, sweet and fruity, a bit of cocoa and chocolate. Nutty and sweet, held up well, but definitely some big carbonation. Tasty enough. Sweet on the finish. jtclockwork (17284) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2015
Bottle. Pours caramel brown tan head. Nose/taste of dough, caramel, paper and toffee. Medium body. Overcarbed. Ferris (16521) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 11, 2015
Bottle - Vintage 2007? - Hazelnut and some dark toasted malts. Clear copper with a decent beige head. Sweet nutty notes and caramel. Over-carbonated, but held up well for the years. Not bad. kraddel (8892) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 11, 2015
Pours clear brown , small white head . Smell is sharp malty . Bit bitter . Taste is dark aromatic malts , chocolate , bit sweet . Very overcarbonated . Some sharp malts in the taste as well . Bit earthy , some spices . Earthy in the back . Accept for the overcarbonation, it is quite nice ! WeeHeavySD (3387) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 8, 2009
Bottle I’ve had from trade a long way back and shared at the socal tasting, since Chris Q, loves this beer, and I had been waiting to open with him. Pours brown with lots of head, this bottle foamed some which was nice since it’s fairly old. Nose is great, smokey, sweet, rich and full of flavor. Taste is sweet, rich, smokey and wonderful. Fantastic.
alobar (3915) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2008
Ye-Ha 08. Dark brown cloudy. Off-white head. Aroma of roasted malts and barley with some smoky notes. Well-balanced flavor of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate. Too bad its retired. shigadeyo (3790) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2008
<b>7/28/2007</b>: Doug’s Colonial Ale is clear honey-amber in color. It has a long-lasting, dense, rocky head that is beige to light tan in color. Fruity malt, toast, and a hint of smoke can be found in the aroma. The flavor has roasted grains and malt. It is also nutty with some dry smoky character in the roasty, coffee-like finish. This medium-bodied beer is tingly on the palate (too much carbonation). Maybe it was served too cold? Overall this is a pretty solid beer despite the overcarbonation.fordest (2469) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - NOV 18, 2008
<i>Sample from 750 mL bottle shared at the "Columbus Tasting: Ate, now with gramatical errors" event. Thanks! Rating #76 for this beer...</i>
750 ml bottle shared at toncathers house. Touches of chocolate and nuts of this aroma. Some coffee and more nutty chocolate on the flavor, but still a brown ale. Not a favorite of mine. hapjydeuce (1002) - Carlsbad, California, USA - SEP 5, 2008
RBSG ’08 Grand Tasting at Pizza Port Carlsbad. Hazy brown color with average carbonation. Tan ring on the surface. I remember tasting a lot of cappuccino and a bit of tartness on the finish. Sweet palate with a silky mouthfeel. Very nice. Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 7, 2008
Bottle sampled at RBSG ’08. Pours with a cloudy, deep golden body topped by a thick ehad with some lacing left behind. It’s slightly sweet with roassty and smokey notes as well as a touch of hops. Kind fo reminds me of a stout with it’s flavor profile. Medium bodied and smooth.