DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2011
Poured into a pint glass.
3.5 A: Clear dark brown color. One and a half fingers of creamy beige head with about average retention and a small ring of lacing.
3.5 S: Butterscotch, caramel, and nuts. There’s also hints of dish detergent, but that might be a problem on my end, so I won’t hold it against them. The aroma isn’t too bad, but isn’t too good either.
3.0 T: Butterscotch is overly present in the taste. It’s way too strong and covers up some of the nuttiness, toffee, and toasted notes. Low bitterness and maybe a touch of chocolate to round it off.
2.5 M: The mouthfeel isn’t pleasant at all. It has a light to lighter medium body that is slippery and fatty. Carbonation is at a good level, but it’s a harsher breed of carbonation.
2.5 D: I’ll pass on this if I ever see it again. Plenty of problems without a lot done right.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-19-2011 04:55:27 TheOrange (479) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2011
First let me say... I really like brown ales.
This pours deep deep mahogany brown, with a small red-hued foamy head. The aroma is sweet malts and caramel. The taste has more fruity hops than I would expect. the roaty malts are strong and take control of the flavor shortly after the hop surprise. The finish is fairly sharp for a beer of this body. A very enjoyable nut brown. PapaSkeetSkeet (1010) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 14, 2011
bright, brown, tan head, amber when illuminated. Aroma/flavor are rich, with a slight soy sauce that I normally only get from giant stouts. mild roast, slight nut, slight old wood. It does remind me of a long cabin. Nice and big bodied, with an appropriate amount of sweetness. Radek Kliber (7359) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 11, 2011
Bottle 355 ml TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JAN 8, 2011
Aroma dark roast ,acidic feel , hint of coffee , malts , deep fruits and hop.7+
Appearance ruby-brown with lighter top.
Flavor and Palate : medium bodied. Good profile of bitterness, slight hint of vanilla. Nice malt work. Quiet drinkable thanks to perfect balance of dark wood and hops and sugars of malt. Touch of alcohol at end. Nice!
Pours a deep brown with lots of amber notes and a smaller bubbly off white head. Aroma of toasted malt, light chocolate, caramel and some earthy/herbal hop notes. Flavor of toasted malt, nuts, caramel, light milk chocolate and some dark fruits. A solid brown ale for sure.
dmac (6264) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2011
12 oz bottle from Monaghans. Poured a good looking super deep Ruby red/brown body with minimal light beige head. Aroma is surprisingly boozey for only a 6% beer. Lots of sugar, caramel, toffee, chocolate and wet bread. Solid palate with a fuller mouthfeel. Flavor of sugar, wet bread and slight alcoholic chocolate. Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - DEC 31, 2010
Pours brown with some redness. Aroma is nutty, chocolate and malty. Taste is smooth and easy to drink; bready, nutty, chocolatey. Pretty good and easy to drink. thorongil2 (3076) - , Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2010
(bottle) clear dark reddish brown with small tan head; aromas bread, roast and musty; balanced flavour, quite pleasant mattmc1973 (479) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2010
On draft at Buffalo Wild Wings. Pours a dark brown with reddish tinge, and thin tan ring around the glass. Aroma of sweet bready malt, roastiness, raisins, and a little smoke. Taste is mostly sweet, not much bitterness at all. More akin to a Belgian dubbel than a brown ale, but it’s tasty and easy to drink. Shitpantz (61) - Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2010
A very nice offering from New Holland. Pours very dark with a nice head. Malty aroma with a little hop character. Taste is VERY bold - malty as hell with a nice smokey finish, I did detect a little hop finish but they are mostly there for balance. Seemed higher than 6% as it hit pretty hard. Overall a very strong tasting and nice winter ale -perfect for a cold night.