alexsdad06 (11224) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2017 fiddler26 (26) - New York, USA - JUL 11, 2012
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bought this in bottle while at grocery store feeling too lazy to go to beer store. Place had several of my old dependables in 12-packs, but only wanted six. This beer was so not me. Malty in the extreme, skunky on the palate. I forced myself through one and will give the rest away. I think my dislike of this is largely a function of my preference for high-hopped pales and IPAs. This was like a chocolate malt with beer poured in it. Might be good to you, but not to me.
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2017 12 oz bottle shared by wihorock via Tmoney99. Pours a dark reddish amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, lightly nutty, some toasted malt, light bitterness, ok for what it is. Tmoney99 (15126) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2017 Bottle shared by wihorock. Poured dark reddish amber color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate roasted malt and soft fruit aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium dark sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. This beer met my expectations. MarcoBasile (467) - DENMARK - JUL 17, 2017
Pours see through brown to black body with a beige head. Lots of sediment floating around.
Aroma is caramel, caramelized malts, coffee and roasted malts.
Taste is sweet, malty, watery, quite thin and with a little bit of caramel.
Watery texture, dry mouthfeel, soft carbonation. mkel07 (6549) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 14, 2017
200517. Taster from AIBA stand at GABS in Melbourne. His is my first and maybe only beer from this brewery and it was certainly a tasty one. Deep red copper colour in the glass it looks inviting. Full bodied and finishes strong. GIJOE (1258) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - JUN 14, 2017
Pours a dark cola color with a thick, foamy, tan head that stays forever. Generous lacing. Nose is grain with molasses notes and a hint of anise. Taste is well-balanced, but on the sweeter side. Nice, slightly dry, bitter finish. Tasty brew.
shawnmurphy (667) - Plattsburgh, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2017
On tap at brewery in Lake Placid, so not the bottled or canned version contract brewed in Utica, which is not the same tasting beer. For a long time one of my favorite (I’ve been going to the brewery since it opened). Dark brownish-red in color with a healthy tan head. Aroma is of molasses, coffee, dark chocolate, following by the flavor that is all of the above plus rye bread, carmelized sugar and hops. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied; there is a clean finish to it. When I first drank it years ago, I thought the 7 percent brew was much heartier than I now considered it, which I attribute to years of drinking more assertive beers. Still one of my favorites. mnoud (318) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2016
2016.11.13-12oz bottle in Keeseville NY bar
No detailed review, but this is surprisingly pretty good. Reminds me of several things I've had in he "black saison" category.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone asheft (3125) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2016
Bottle. Molasses and toffee aroma with some earthy and faint lychee fruit hops. Balanced bitter earthy hops and molasses toffee flavour with nutty accents. Medium body, moderate carbonation, fairly crisp. trapped (3786) - New York, TURKEY - MAR 3, 2016
Draught @ Top Hops. Dark brown with faint reddish tint, large foamy beige head, very faint malt aroma, high carbonation, dry, faint roasted malt taste, mellow body, abrupt finish with a little caramel aftertaste. Very smooth and mellow, quite nice. codfishh (202) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 20, 2016
331ml bottle from the brewery. Pours a dark reddish brown, creamy tan head. Aroma of treacle and coffee maybe a little Sherry notes. Flavor lots of coffee some molasses spicy dark rye bread. Medium body medium carbonation, a little prickly on the tongue.