Scipio (1111) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2017
Pours a clear amber with a thinner off white head. The aroma is very nutty and heavy in caramel. Its quite bready, with some toasted malt, and some light smokiness as well. The taste isn’t sweet, or bitter, or really much of anything. I’d describe it as neutral. Flavors mirror the nose almost precisely. Lots of caramel and nuts, while being bready and toasted. Weaker aftertaste is caramel. This one is medium bodied, has a chewy texture, and has average carbonation. This wasn’t bad, its just that this style kind of bores me right now. Its only the middle of August and I’m already sick of Oktoberfest beers. djd07 (15075) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 5, 2017
Bottle. Pours a hazy copper with small white head that lasts. The aroma is spice, toasted malt, dark fruit. Medium body, bread, caramel, spice finish, good. Johnstledger8 (1217) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 2, 2016
Draught. Pours a hazy copper orange with an off white bubbly head. Aroma is of orange, toffee, grassy, slightly metallic. Taste is of toffee, clove, orange, nuts, slightly metallic finish again. Watery mouthfeel, medium carbonation. Niko100 (2940) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2016
Nice amber/orange color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of caramel malt, floral, & fruit; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel/toffee, hops, and fruit; Nicely balanced; Pretty good seasonal. ilovedarkbeer (2742) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2016
Pours an orange color with a lacy white head. Notes of caramel, toffee, and earth. Pretty good. Slightly sweet finish.
akoeninger (763) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 14, 2016
Tap at Graze. Amber colored with white head. Aroma of woodsy sweet malt. Taste is caramel, sweet malt, some grassy noble hops. Crisp finish and very good muzzlehatch (4963) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 12, 2016
12 ounce bottle from Woodmans in Rockford, IL, consumed at cellar temp or a little below from a Carlyle pint glass. Deep amber verging on chestnut, smallish lasting ring of head...light malty nose - bit of caramel, bit of dark bread, slightly toasty...body is relatively sweet and honey-caramel-ish to start, but takes on that toasty bread character pretty quickly, though the sweetness continues through to the finish...it’s slightly sticky but the body does support the strong malt character, and it’s got enough toasted/burnt/acrid character at the end to keep the sweetness from overwhelming, though the low carbonation level is slightly problematic. Overall pretty solid and I’m beginning to really look forward to finding more of this brewery’s offerings - and can I mention that I really love this brewery’s labels (maybe I should bump up the "appearance" score by 1?) - they all seem to hark back to the 20s and 30s, sort of neo-futurist combined with early sci-fi pulp art. Cool stuff. markducommun (1121) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2016
Darker clear golden orange with a light tan head. Bready slightly, roasted malts and some light spiciness. Slight bitterness, deeper malt sweetness. Medium body, slight oiliness. Light carbonation, medium long finish. Fine.
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Hazy, copper-brown pour with a white head. The aroma has bread, mild toffee, and a touch of wood. It has a light body with smooth texture and average carbonation. The taste is sweet with a slightly sticky finish. scarletfire65 (1472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2015
In a flight at Hackney’s Printers Row. Clear deep amber pour. Toasty malt with a sweet base. Scrubbing carbonation. Layers of spice and smoke. Clean dry finish. Good.