Advocate_Ames (626) - Steubenville, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2017
Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with a creamy and thick off white foam head. The aroma is sweet caramel, roasted malts, soft smoke, oats, and a pleasant earthy hop presence. Tasting was very similar to the aroma notes. The roasted malts and the bitterness were very enjoyable. The finish is rather good and fades quickly to leave a subtle roasted grain taste in my mouth. It’s mouthfeel and body were very well done. Overall a great drinkable beer. Honestly I wish I could have this as a go to beer in my fridge. It’s simple, flavorful, and balanced. beerplace (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 22, 2017
500ml can (thx, Justin W.!) at my place with Alex and Ash. Bottled on 2016-08-13. Pours an opaque dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malt. Taste is roasted malt, some dark fruits and chocolate notes. Pleasant. fiulijn (20516) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 22, 2017
Sergey’s hunt, 5.8% ABVgregwilsonstl (2505) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 16, 2016
Dark brown color, near black. Nice aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, a bit earthy. Good malt depth, good share of roasted malts, with an earthy character; fresh fruity esters, a bit ashy in the final.
Brown. Thick foamy head. Finally a Hill farmstead beer that I dont think is over 4. A decent brown. Some pecan. Lots of "c" hops. Grapefruit rinds. Like a brown ipa. Thx Patrick! DiarmaidBHK (4907) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2016
Draft at armsby abbey. Pours dark brown with a khaki head. Leaves a shitload of lacing in the glass. Big nutty notes on the nose. Lots of roasted malt and roasted nuts on the tongue but with a bit of a forward hop thing as well. Finished clean. Another fantastic example of style from these guys.
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JStax (6505) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2016
500 ml bottle from the source poured into a wine glass. The beer is a clear brown with a khaki head of foam. The aroma has notes of dried, roasted walnuts, earthy, bitter dark chocolate, and a bitter, roasty coffee. The taste is definitely more on the bitter side. I get a bit of ash and char. Medium body and medium to high carbonation. Bottle date of 9/13/16. Ktwse (4891) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2016
Pours cloudy deep brown with low off-white head. Aroma of chocolate, hazelnut, light citrus, slightly roasty. Taste is roasty mild bitter with a mellow sweetish finish. Light and smooth body with soft carbonation. tapefuzz (531) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 1, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2016 Draught. Pours dark brown with traces of red and a minimal beige head. Aroma is nutty with a hint of molasses. Taste is roasted malt, nuts, and toffee. Very light chocolate present. Roasty finish with very mild hop presence. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel. bytemesis (8425) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 13, 2016
Bottle thanks to Matt! Pours deep mahogany, medium beige creamy head, dissipates slowly, great lacing. Intangibles, check. Aroma is roasty, hints of molasses, ashtray, smoked hardwoods. Flavor is light sweet, light bitter, roasty and a hint smoky. Medium body, soft mouthfeel. Super solid for style. Not my favorite style though. Stoned99 (1553) - St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 15, 2016
500ml bottle bought a while ago at the brewery. Bottle date: 11.17.15. Aroma: lots of caramel, nuts, molasses, roasted malt, a tad smokey. App: dark burgundy, small mocha head, great lacing. Perfect look! Taste and palate: light to medium body, a tad watery, smokey light lingering bitter finish probably coming from all the hops. Overall: better than expected. Not exactly my favourite style hence why it took a while before I open it but not disappointed. This feels really light. A great match with my rib steak.