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 (1708) - 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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On tap at the pub.The color is a dark brown with a beige head. The aroma is of roasted malt ,barleyand yeast. The taste is of barley,malt with some sweetness to it and bitterness at the same time.I did not find it that strong but good. alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAR 11, 2014
Bottle; poured a very dark auburn brown color with a khaki, frothy head. Aroma of nuts, caramel, must, and some sweetness. Flavor had more fruitiness, of the overripe variety, and some sweetness. A touch more roasted. Did taste English, but to me was not overly great. Surprisingly a bit boozy. matty (450) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours a deep ruby red/brown color with a slightly off white head that settles to a film. Aroma is mostly malt, roasted malt/burnt caramel, some alcohol and a touch of hops. Taste carries some of the caramel/malt aroma with it. I get a little bit of a roasted malt taste as well. I think it could use a bit more body to it, it seems a little watery. Finish carries more of a pronounced roastedness to it.
Itzjerm (3172) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Mettalic in aroma and taste. The bottle has ruined what may be an okay beer. Behind metallic is the taste of caramel and burnt chocolate. okay thickness on the tongue but the metallic made it horrible. sblsimone85 (379) - USA - FEB 5, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2014 Birra molto particolare di difficile inquadratura. Profumata e fruttata sia al naso che al palato, dopo una riveduta ne si apprezza l’equilibratura e la buona beverinitÃ . Ottimo corpo e gusto amaro abbastanza pronunciato. TomTron (462) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 28, 2014
Dark brown pour with a dense, foamy head. Big time roasted malt aromas and some earthy hops. Flavor is straight-forward malty sweetness. For a strong ale this is quite weak but overall it’s highly drinkable. Barreras (1689) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Pours a cola color with a garnet hue. Taste is simple, almost watery. A mild sweetness with a bitter caramel aftertaste. The bitterness disappears quickly, leaving an easy drinking beer that wasn’t as complex as I hoped but overall good. Patrickctenchi (6807) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Pours nearly black with a short, dark tan head.
Chocolate, wood, dark fruit aroma.
Taste is coffee, chocolate, malt....
Earthy, minimal bittering.
A very nicely done ale.