Subliminal64 (220) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2017 FUNK (120) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2001
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It was said before and i'll say it again. Big smell with good roasted flavors.
Where Purchased: 347ml bottle from the brewery
Consumed: from a pilsner glass
Aroma: Smells malty and nutty.
Appearance : dark brown with lots a thin layer of head that lasts to the last drop. Excellent lacing.
Taste: Malty, toasty and nutty with a hint of chocolate. No hops to be found
Palate : medium to heavy body. Decent carbonation. Mild sweet aftertaste.
Overall: Good easy drinking beer that is in despite of it being a heavy and somewhat complex beer. Similar to 8th Sin, but no hops and not as dense. I was glad to try and would buy again. MB. The Beer "Bear"on.
Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAY 4, 2017
Reviewed from notes.
Poured into a becher pint glass, the appearance was a soft burnt amber almost brown color with a finger’s worth of white foamy head that fell off at a decent pace. Mild stringy lace.
The aroma had some sweet to roasty nuts with a gentle clean maltiness of some caramel to toffee tones. Light earthiness, some grassiness. Little bit of some piney-ness.
The flavor kept the roasty nuts up front and blended the sweet and earthy portions to the ebb and flow of the tastes rolling along my tongue. Not much of an aftertaste. Nice piney/earthy and nutty clean smooth sweet finish.
The feel was about medium bodied with a good sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine and the ABV felt as projected by the brewer.
Overall, really nice brown ale well worthy of wanting again. ARH (1165) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2015
On tap, poured into a snifger. The aroma is grape jelly and toast that mellows towards a praline aroma. The beer is dark and oily looking with a cola color, and is topped by a light tan head that’s dense, but thin and soap with a filmy surface that has a light retention and specks of lace. The beer is a medium sweet and light bitter. It’s water thin and smooth with a fizzy carbonation and a light body. Flavors of dry molasses and nuts and dominant on the palate with a finish that’s spicy with toast and alight coffee flavor. The dry aftertaste is clean with notes of spice and toast. superspak (6004) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - APR 6, 2015
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 11/19/2014. Pours slightly hazy deep reddish brown color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toast, brown bread, nuttiness, herbal, light fruitiness, and yeast/roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and light earthy hop/yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toast, brown bread, nuttiness, herbal, light fruitiness, and yeast/roasted earthiness. Fair amount of herbal/roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toast, brown bread, nuttiness, herbal, light fruitiness, and yeast/roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity, balance, and solid robustness of dark/roast/bready malt and light earthy hop/yeast ester flavors; with a good roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, fairly crisp, and lightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.2%. Overall this is a very good English brown ale style. All around good complexity, balance, and solid robustness of dark/roast/bready malt and light earthy hop/yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering. firstsip (752) - Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Tap. Dark ruby color. Really nice, thick white head. Very mild nose. Pretty sweet -- notes of pecan in particular. Way too thin for what it is.
terrybail (704) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 28, 2015
12oz bottle from Steve
a little bit on the thin side could use more mouthfell and some stonger malt backbone
kidmartinek (5007) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2014
More black than anything. Almost opaque. Aroma is a bit metallic. Flavor is dirty like the ghettoblaster. Light body. Miss. arminjewell (9720) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark brownish pour with off tan head, aroma brought notes of nuts, roast, ash, caramel, toffee, some very slight hints of cocoa. Taste is a mix of roast, coffee, over done coffee beans into some hints of toffee, cocoa, touch of spicy yeast, finishing roasted, ashy, dry. rumproasts (6035) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2014
bottle. Brown with small head. Somewhat below average brown ale. Malty and bland with a little bit of off flavoring. ColovianTrader (464) - - JUN 23, 2013
Surprisingly complex beer. Lots of roasted nut flavors mixed with sweet caramel, yeast, cocoa, faint clove and brown sugar. A bit too sour for my liking, but it offers a unique twist. Medium bodied and darker than expected.