chibuck (3513) - 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. Sikes (9) - BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2011 does not count
Taste is maybe not enough "rustic" to get the image of winter’s sustain drink... corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2011
Sampled on tap at Kraftwerk during their New Holland event on 2/5/11.
Pours a very dark brown color that’s almost completely opaque except for slight mahogany edges and a half finger beige head that quickly fades without leaving much lacing.
Sweet, slightly roasted aroma with hints of rye, caramel and toffee. There’s also an odd spicy character and subtle sweet dark fruit.
Medium bodied and not very robust or roasty with sweet caramel malt and hints of rye and toffee. Sweeter than expected with dark fruit notes, notably raisin, plum and grape.
pottygok (548) - Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2011
Aroma: There is a hint of roasted malt, but it’s extremely faint, and I almost have to stick my nose in the beer to smell it.
Appearance: Dark brown/black with a thin tan head.
Taste: Medium sweetness, light bitterness, very slight sourness.
Palate: Medium body, slick texture, average carbonation, decent finish.
Overall: Meh...it’s a drinkable beer, but nothing stands out as amazing or noticeable to the point that it’s distinguishable from any other beer.
jeremytoni (3058) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2011
From a bottle poured a brown color with a fair amount of head. Nice toasted malty flavor with a quick finish. Velkyal (321) - Gordonsville, Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2011
decent enough brown ale. pours dark ruby with tan head and gentle carbonation. The nose is light cocoa and grassiness. Bitter tangy chocolate, think hershy bar, dominates the taste, balanced with a slight bitter edge in the finish. The body is a bit thin, but otherwise it is a nice beer. Dfonorow (2216) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2011
Translucent dark brown in color with a small bubbly head. Aroma has a lot of sweetness to it for a brown ale with hints of caramel and butterscotch. The taste is a bit odd, light bodied, and a tad oily (possibly from some sort of nuts?). TonyDiUlio (664) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 23, 2011
Had at belgian cafe with dan in the morning. Suprisingly delicious brown ale. Pour was a clear brown body with some head the laced well. Aroma was full of rye and roasted malts. Flavor was raisin, caramel and malts. Really well balanced. One of my favorite browns. matthewjk (1101) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 22, 2011
Multiple 12oz pours - I’m actually quite pleased with this smooth brown ale. Has elements of my favorite india brown ale by dogfish head, but no nearly of that caliber. Satisfying notes of butterscotch, carmel, and that all important rye. Session approved.