cruik (51) - - FEB 16, 2018
Had on tap. Pours a cola brown with a minimal head. Smell is cocoa and dark malt. Flavor is a tart caramel. Medium bodied. Tasty. Capa (3724) - DC, Washington DC, USA - JUN 4, 2017
Dark with a tan head. Lightly roasted malt, dough, earth, light cream vanilla. Medium thin body. Finish is roasted and bittersweet. Highly enjoyable. donandres (696) - Makati, PHILIPPINES - MAY 6, 2017
Bottle - 12 ounce to wine glass
Sight: black reddish when held against the light, with small medium light brown foam
Smell: malty aroma
Taste: very good, Balance, low bitterness
Mouth feel: tart, good follow through, good finish bitter, tart and sticky aftertaste
Overall: Very good beer, not to repeat nor look for.
drank: Saturday, May 06, 2017 9:37 PM
luttonm (7099) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2017
Hellbent, Seattle. Soft cream, very dark rosy brown. Cocoa roast, a little bitter Porter. A little thin, dry cardboard in middle. Bitter grain finish. Meh.
andrewje41 (4664) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - APR 27, 2016
12 oz can poured, just as winter is settling in the rear view mirror. I can enjoy a solid winter ale all year round. Pours a red tinted cola brown with a tan foam head. Malt explosion aroma. Flavor is sweet, rich malt, with a toasty caramel finish. Good carb. Though a little too sweet, good beer all around.
jgb9348 (6654) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 27, 2016
Rich deep brown coloured body with a thick, three centimetre tall light brown head. Aroma of nuts, earth, caramel, malt, toffee and a good amount of candy sugars. Medium-bodied; Assertive sweet flavours with some candy sugar, caramel, toffee, rich nuts and toasted malts throughout - strong. Aftertaste shows some mellow earthiness, mushrooms, toffee, caramel and a lot of nuttiness with only a tiny bit of alcohol coming through. Overall, a good beer with less of a structure and more of a smattering of flavours that relatively align to a style that in my mind tastes more of an Old Ale or a Herb/Spice, but against an English Strong, I think it makes decent sense. I sampled this twelve ounce can purchased from Pear Delicatessen in Seattle, Washington [State] on 18-Februrary-2016 for US$2,25 sampled at home in [the real] Washington on 26-April-2016. BrewDad (5667) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAR 12, 2016
Dark amber in color, clear with thin head. Nice Strong beer with a great spice and added hops flavor and finish. Gerbeer (4219) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 1, 2016
11 oz can. Pours a dark brown with garnet tone and moderate head. Aromas of spicy bread dough and plasticky resinous hops. Flavors of raisin bread crusts, dried milk chocolate and light dried Christmas spice. Dry with creamy mouthfeel. Nice BillKismet (4170) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 13, 2016
Brown body with a fluffy, brown chocolate head. Nice aroma that melds soft milk chocolate with a dusting of brown malt. The body strikes a nice mix of easy malty notes and medium sweet chocolate. A touch of chocolate liquor on the finish. Ferris (17800) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 21, 2015
Draft - Sweet dark sugars and raisin. Deep mahogany with a decent beige head. Gingerbread, molasses, dark sugar, raisin and a dark malty finish. A pretty decent winter warmer.