arn8897 (455) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - NOV 7, 2015
Pours a hazy dark brown with a tan head. Nice lacing in the glass. Aromas of raisin and dark fruits. Taste is slightly sweet with a bitter finish. Flavors of toast caramel and some coco. Nice ale light to medium mouth feel. DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Poured into a perfect pint. Stop #2 on my JO’s CANquest raises the stakes with one of my favorite style’s being evaluated.
4.5 A: Lightly hazed dark amber light brown color. Two fingers of creamy tan head. Retention is very good and a healthy ring of lacing is left behind. Quite nice.
4.5 S: Oh boy is this a treat to cranial nerve #1. Deep, rich nuttiness flanked by toastiness, caramel sweetness, and cocoa powder. The honey is light, but does add a nice extra layer that complements the main flavors quite well. Just a touch of earthy hops.
4.5 T: Cranial nerves 7, 9, and 10 have a good time now. Nuts, caramel, cocoa again do it right with honey having a bigger role in the taste. Earthy hops again. No complaints, very good.
4.5 M: Medium body. Pleasantly creamy. Good moderate carbonation.
4.5 D: Really solid beer. Maybe I’ll actually order it next time I’m at JO’s.
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DavoleBomb, Mar 28, 2014 Shot (569) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2015
Can. Pours dark brown with a rocky beige head. Aromas of brown sugar, molasses and dark fruit. Flavors are honey, gypsum, dark fruit, vanilla, cola, nutty tones and biscuit. Dry finish with earthy hops. Clean mouthfeel. This is somewhere between a classic stout and a brown ale. Malty but dry. Complex flavors! Nice beer. katrinaez (2355) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2015
Aroma was great. Nutty, little chocolate and some sugar. Flavor is a little too light. Gets claggy. Tap. FROTHINGSLOSH (8272) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2015
Sampled on draft at Vintage Estate this beer poured a very dark brown color with a medium sized creamy tan head that lingered and left great lacing. The aroma was malty, dark fruits and a tough toasty. The flavor was malty and a touch toasty with dark fruits. Long finish. Medium body. Meh.
alexsdad06 (11223) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Had this many times, this one is from a can at home. Pours a caramel brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have mild roasted malt, toasted grains, honey, a nutty character, some sweetness, also some earthy character, a touch of dark chocolate, better than your average brown. drowland (9184) - Georgia, USA - MAR 26, 2015
3/22/15. 12oz can thanks to tubafatness. Brown pour with a good khaki head, good lacing. Great aroma, nice nuttiness and chocolate, a bit of raisins, honey, baked goods. Nice flavor, nutty, chocolate, doughiness. Tasty! Capa (3616) - DC, Washington DC, USA - MAR 23, 2015
Dark brown with a tall beige head. Nutty, chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, earthy, and light honey. Full smooth body. Highly enjoyable. TheSilentSaint (102) - Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Pours dark brown with thin light mocha head. Smells hops and coffee. Mouthfeel is light and low carbonation. Tastes hops with honey sweetness and coffee hints. Good one.
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From Arvin’s Christmas stash 2014. Deep, rich color. Strong, malty base with tons of nuttiness and caramel. Palate is excellent; consistent throughout. Pleasantly surprised.