BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUL 19, 2005
I’d like to be able to rate this higher but this happens to be a style that I personally don’t like. The malts are well-roasted but are thrown together with the hops leading to a product which, although fresh and assertive, is nasty and negatively bitter in a subjective sense. I’ve had bad luck with a certain type of brown ale in the past and this is the epitome of that type -- it’s an unofficial drainpour in fact (I tossed it), though generically it’s a well-crafted product which brings it over the 1.0 in my book. DarkSong (380) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - JUN 14, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours a very dark brown that is almost black with a medium sized tan head. It has a very nice chocolate malt aroma. It has a espresso and dark chocolate taste to it with some vanilla. This beer is outstanding. I really enjoyed it. TikiE (368) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2007
Alright beer, got it from my buddy Drew. Dark color, but with barely an aroma what so ever! Not to much flavor as well....no the chosen beer! fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 3, 2005
Nice dark brown color with Malty caramel taste. It’s a light on alcohol and body but the overall taste is good with chocolate melding with citrus.. walter (359) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUL 31, 2005
Bottle (great label!). Very dark brown but clear enough that reds show through light. Little head with almost no retention. Very surprising fresh hops aroma above some general roasted and smoky notes. When chilled, the hops bitterness dominates the sweetness of the malt and the roasted aromatics and flavors. At room temp. the mouthfeel is impressively velvety, the hops are toned-down, and the dark malt and toasted grain sweets are boosted. Finishes, at room temp., very sweet, much like a thinner brown. A fine brew, but I wish the body were boosted a bit to improve its roundness.
chickenflea (351) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAR 27, 2010
12-oz bottle. Cute marketing. Clear dark brown color with a medium foamy head. Good lacing on the glass. Aroma is like a baby porter. Sweet malts with some dark fruit tinges. A mild roasty and pleasant aroma. Taste was sweet and creamy. Delicious in the front of the mouth. Tiny sour notes on the finish. Finished clean and relatively quick. Body is light to medium. Texture is watery. Very drinkable. A nice brown ale. mgoy (344) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 5, 2008
Graduation weekend in Bloomington. HeBrew Messiah Bold is a deep brown color with no head. The aroma is fruity with a sweet malt background and the flavor is similar with a smooth finish that is interesting as it is neither creamy nor watery. Mrthirstyneck (341) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2006
not really into this guys sumthing wierd and bad towards the end not sure an ok beer maybe i got an old one haha Grandpa (327) - Verona, New York, USA - SEP 18, 2007
My first reaction was nit had an initial metallic taste. It didn’t have the malt smoothness ihave learned to expect from a Brown. It seemed to be over-hopped, leaving a hop dominant aftertaste. Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - MAR 20, 2005
Nice big chewy brown ale. Some chocolate and roasted malt really come through with the hop spice balanced. Doesn’t really fit into any style, it’s special on it’s own. 37 out of 100? Does anyone here like beer?