ben4321 (6827) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2015
UPDATED: APR 15, 2015 BVery (11458) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 4, 2015
Location: 12 oz bottle from State Line, 4/1/15
Aroma: The aroma of this one is a little hoppy, with some chocolate and caramel notes.
Appearance: Pours a brown color with a very large, foamy, light brown head
Flavor: The flavor is along the same lines, pretty balanced, lightly sweet, medium bitter.
Palate: The body is medium, but the fizzy carbonation makes this fairly difficult to drink.
I thought this was a pretty solid, but the mouthfeel is definitely a problem. The carbonation is so strong, it is the most memorable thing about this beer. Too bad, cause there is some good stuff going on here.
Bottle. Deep amber to brown pour. Small soapy white head. Aroma is malty, nutty, and slightly herbal. Medium palate, somewhat sweet to the taste. airrick2003 (872) - Louisiana, USA - FEB 23, 2015
Appearance: pours with a medium tan head that settles into a moderate density, the beer is a very nice semi transparent brown color with some amber hues to it,
Aroma: maple syrup, kind of faint, very slight hop tang
Taste: slightly sweet, has a very faint hop bitterness on the finish, also finishes with some toasted malt
Palate: average carbonation, light mouthfeel, faint bitter aftertaste
Overall: not a bad beer, would be easily sessionable, nothing stands out that makes it great though, a bit bland
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone kaser (6430) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Syrupy and boozy taste. Sweet. Brown sugar and malts. Draft at bills in Orange beach. Meh mkel07 (6546) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 20, 2014
On tap at Duke’s Waikiki 191214. Drank this while watching the sun set over Waikiki Beach. Copper red to light brown with a bit if maltiness going on.
andrewje41 (4519) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2014
12 O bottle pour. Pours a reddish brown color with no lace or head. Nutty, malty aroma. Flavor shadows the aroma. This beer for me was just alright. Nothing special stood out. Semi empty finish to it. I wouldn’t call this bad, but maybe expected a bit more. Interesting style though. A little different. Cybercat (6333) - Georgia, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Pours a clear mahogany with a thick, though not persistent, light tan head. Dark malt aroma has woody, caramel, and subtle hoppy notes. Flavor is not strong, but pleases with malty, nutty, and woody tones plus a snip of caramel. Texture seems a bit thin and lacks fizz. Has this gone downhill since winning that there now Gold Medal? Nevertheless, give it a fair shake. hotstuff (5278) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Rated on 8-07-2014 at Don Hall’s Factory (Fort Wayne, IN) This bottled beer has a transparent brown body, no visible carbonation observed and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is malty, nutty and sweet. The flavor mimics the aroma. The mouthfeel is smooth and this beer is light bodied. This beer is quaffable and does not have a lot of character to it. It is what it is. elbernays (1731) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 23, 2014
Bottle from Kings supermarket orlando. Pours brown with reddish hue. Nit aroma. Toffee sweet with nutty aftertaste. Very light and a lot of carbonation. User134089 (1644) - - OCT 16, 2014
Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Firestone pint glass
From: Albertson’s in Alpine, Calif.
Price: $1.67 ($9.99 for a mix 6-pack)
Purchased: Oct. 11, 2014
Consumed: Oct. 11, 2014
Poured a brownish, dark caramel, mahogany color with 1-to-2 fingers of tan head. Good stream of bubbles coming up from the bottom throughout the glass. Head settled nicely after originally appearing to dissipate. Minimal lacing along the sides of the glass. Minimal retention on the top all the way down. (Sight - 3.00)
Smelled light chocolate, roasty malts, toffee, caramel, light menthol, chocolate milk and faint Citra hops. Was tough at times to get anything on the nose. (Smell - 3.50)
Tasted similar to the nose. Got roasty malts, roasted nuts, caramel, toffee, chocolate, chocolate milk and slight cocoa nibs. (Taste - 3.75)
Medium body. Thin texture. Soft carbonation. Long finish. (Feel - 3.63)
Just an OK brown ale. Nothing spectacular. (Overall - 3.63)
3.63 82 B