wavers1 (916) - Notown, California, USA - JUL 23, 2011
bottle must ne at leat a year old, fwiw. pours ok. not much nose to speak of. what is there is oldish, darker fruits and dust. not bad, just not much. ha s fusel heat which is strange for 6%. just not that grea, especially aged, lmfao! amg800 (237) - Ada, Michigan, USA - JUN 17, 2011
Pours a very dark brown with a beige colored head. Very little to no carbonation. Oak aroma along with earthy yeast. Taste is sweet. Mouth feel is full and sticky, super smooth. bobman006 (339) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown with beige head. Aromas of roasted nuts, caramel, dark fruit. Flavors of caramel, roasted nuts, dark fruit. Slightly sweet finish. Medium-full body with soft mouthfeel and low carbonation. theyshookhands (249) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 4, 2011
Aroma is pretty light. Mostly malts with a little chocolate. Pours dark brown with a thin, light brown head. Not really anything spectacular, but a good, while light, flavor. brokensail (16689) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 30, 2011
A: The beer pours a dark brown color, almost mahogany with a rather small/thin layer of tan head.
S: Smells overly roasty and acidic, slightly acrid, perhaps. Mild toffee and malt sweetness, and a little bit of a nuttiness. A little bit of bad/stale coffee aroma in there as well. Poor all around.
T: Slightly better as I take a sip. Some sweet toffee and caramel underneath with some toasted bread. However, there is a noticeable acidity which intensifies as the beer warms up. Acrid roastiness is still present.
M: Medium in body with a nice medium and smooth carbonation--the one redeeming factor for this beer.
O: Overall, this was a pretty bad beer. Far too acidic and no real brown ale flavors to it.
JDBaker11058 (2427) - Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2011
Appearance: very dark reddish-cola brown with a short, creamy off-white head. Aroma: spicy rye, brown sugar and molasses, black pepper, hint of cherries in heavy syrup. Taste: smoky, peppery notes of rye whiskey over toasted malts and brown bread and a bit of raisin; the tiniest hint of brown sugary sweetness tries (but fails) to peek through. Finish: spicy, slightly bitter, with toasted, smoky malts lingering. Notes: Nice palate, complexion, and aroma. Would have liked some of that sweetness from the nose to actually come out in the flavors. Thorpe429 (5122) - , Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2011
Pours a moderate caramel-brown color with a light tan head and not really any lacing. The nose is pretty nice with a good dose of chocolate malt as well as some caramel, toffee, and lightly-roasted brown malt. Flavor is a bit toasty with some caramel and bread. Medium body with good carbonation and a very slight roast character. Drinks pretty well; a nice fall sipper.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-13-2010 BeautyandBeast (10) - - APR 7, 2011
12 oz. From GVL WEST Pours clear dark brown color with light tan head that fades away immediately. chocolate, caramel, roasted malts all present Medium carbonation and body. burnt ashy after taste that isnt very pleasant. not very well balanced in flavor and leaves a rude after taste to the palate
Beauty: Wasnt happy couldn’t describe the awkwardness in flavors.. she didnt like. chibuck (3521) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
12oz bottle poured into a De Struise bottle... Pours a dark and very clear mahogany. A light tan head that rises about a finger but then falls fast to only a thing ring, poor lacing... The aroma is really weak, a hint of roasted coffee a little nut. Boring, too light... The taste is really bad, stale grassy hopppy coffee, gross... Terrible mouthfeel that is harsh, chalky, too carbonated... I don’t want to drink this.
PASS bittermestupid (247) - Canton, Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2011
12 oz. Pours dark brown with an off white head that doesn’t hang around very long. Smells like roasty nuts. It tastes something similar to a mild porter.Tasty roasted malts and a mild sweetness towards the dry finish. A rather enjoyable brew it was better than i expected.