hayduke (5205) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 20, 2014
Pours a very dark brown with a tan head. Nose of dark ripe fruit. Full body. Flavor of roasted malts and fruit. Some chocolate. Bitter finish. Good. jsmerig (1590) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Pours a near black ruby red with a foamy head. Aroma of plum cherries and alcohol. Taste is dark and malty up front with a smokey bitterness in the finish notes of dark fruit come through. The mouthfeel reveals alcohol and a higher level of carbonation.
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Draft at the brewpub. Dark reddish black color. First description: Wow. Full of licorice and brown sugar, with an almost corn syrupy backdrop. But it’s thick like oil almost and definitely strong. (#5821, 10/10/2014) ellolovey (483) - Georgia, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with red highlights and thin beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, burnt nuts, burnt chocolate, and dark fruits. Has a bit of a metallic taste. Dark fruits and burnt everything. A touch of bitterness. Basement musk. Too light bodied for a strong ale. Was hoping for more everything and less burnt everything. MarkoR (959) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2014
12 fl. oz. bottle. Pours a deep brown colour with medium beige head. Aroma is sweet malts, caramel, wheat. Taste is caramel, malts.
generallee08 (772) - New York, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Its body has a dark brown color with deep crimson highlights. The head on top was about one and half fingers thick, light tan in color and made very nice lacing on the glass. Sweet caramel and brown sugary notes pop out in the nose along with some toasted malt and mild earthy/leafy hops. It has a base of roasted and toasted bready malt flavors. There is plenty of sweetness up front with notes of brown sugar, sweet/buttery bread, diacetyl and dark caramel. The 7%abv adds only a slight touch of character and is mostly well hidden. The middle sees the addition of dried leafy and earth hop flavor along with some bitterness for balance. The finish has a nice blend of sweet malt, a hint of bitter dark chocolate and hops. It has a smooth, slightly slick texture with soft yet active carbonation in a solid medium to full body.
Marheb (5755) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 5, 2014
Des malts brunis équilibrés, des houblons terreux discret et un alcool évanescent. berkshirejohn (6501) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2014
12oz bottle from Wegman’s, Buffalo, NY. Chestnut brown with a thin beige head; spicy malt aroma; some purple fruit from the roasted malts, and some powdered chocolate as well; and then a dry, nutty, finish. Not really a recognisable English style, but rather pleasant. nike (966) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2014
12 ounce bottle, brown pour medium tan head, strong malt aroma. Excellent flavors, balanced, solid malt backbone, hops and some fruit notes. Excellent brew!! Mep3222 (1563) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - APR 27, 2014
Roasted malty aroma with some cocoa in there as well. Taste is the same. Not overly sweet with the amount of malt, has some solid balance. Overall a good beer. Slightly on the heavy side so prob more of a winter beer for me. Also has some spice to it (primarily cocoa) which makes it seem more wintery.
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