Strykzone (7801) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2017 jkbachman (181) - - JAN 10, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown to slightly black in color. Plum, fig, and date aroma. Pit fruit esters are present and noticeable alcohol warming taste. Complex yet finishes remarkably smooth.
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Sampled at an ESBLS. Dark brown with a lot of amber. A blotchy off white layer. Bourbon aroma. Flavor begins with berries and grapes. Bourbon under. Massive malts. Warming. A lot going on and it all works. Chocolate and earth. Really good stuff. edgallow (4634) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 27, 2016
Sampler pours black with a tan head. Aroma and taste is coffee, chocolate, toffee and caramel. Iansr (10) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - MAY 20, 2016
Very good brown ale by mothers, definitely something that should be experienced at least once in your life time.
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Bottle from RobertDale, thanks for the opportunity!
slightly hazy dark brown with reddish highlights at the edges and a frothy tan head that persists. Brown sugary caramel maltiness with hints of chocolate and a touch of ethanol as well as a slight ashy chalky mouthfeel. Decent strong ale. thegreenrooster (4633) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 27, 2015
Pour is a clear brown witha large tan head. Aroma is a nice but faint cocoa but there is also a big alcohol presence. Flavor is a chewy chocolate malt similar to other brown ales but again there is a noticable alcohol. Finish has a bit of sweet malt but again you can’t escape the alcohol. I don’t know what they were going for here. It’s like an average brown ale with a lot of alcohol.
CopterScott (254) - Kansas, USA - OCT 5, 2015
brown with a thin tan head. aroma is malt, spice and cocoa. Flavor is caramel, toffee, cocoa, leather, and spice. jeremyh70 (1115) - Missouri, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Pours translucent brownish/red with small tan head. Smell is like a Belgian, sweet with a little spice. Taste is like a mix between a Belgian and an imperial stout. Some coffee taste with clove and fruit. Also reminds you of a brown ale. Palate is a little thin. Good. AdamChandler (5207) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Extra in a recent trade. 12oz bottle, enjoyed at fridge temp in a Teku. 4 finger fluffy big bubble / creamy head. faded very slow. Pour was a light brown. In the glass, a darker brown. A lot of malt presence on the nose with caramel, candy toffee and pumpkin. Certainly a lot of flavor in this one. Dense old fruit, dark fruit simmered with sugar and a touch of tar. Sweet date / fig finish. A bit too much cigar flavors in here. Not a bad brew. brokensail (16689) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle @ RBSG 2014 Grand Tasting. Dark brown in color with a small khaki head. Fair amount of grape juice, cocoa powder, and brown sugar. A bit of booze and toasted nuts. Fairly sweet taste. Lots of brown sugar, caramel, and grape jelly. Some semi-sweet chocolate in there as well. Mild roasted malt and cocoa powder bitterness. RobertDale (6985) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Sample at SRBG 2014. Pours reddish brown with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, and chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, dark fruit, and alcohol. On the sweet side.