DialSquare (5205) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2015
On tap at Daily Growler, UA: brown pour with amber tint. aroma of light nutty, toasty, earthy. tastes roasted malt, orange, caramel, cocoa, herbal. solid - 7.2 bottleforager (3211) - Gray, Maine, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Pours a deep brown color with two fingers of eggshell foam. Nose is a mix of chocolate, pine and citrus and a touch of candied orange and sweet cotton candy. Palate is lighter than expected with the hop profile taking the lead. Lots of citrus, some dank pine, grass and soft undertones of cocoa powder, roasted grain and a lingering bittersweet chocolate that rolls out with the juicy hop profile. sfontain (851) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2015
750 mL bottle--thanks, Alex. Dark brown pour; giant, thick, foamy beige head. Textbook heavy brown ale aroma, plus citrus and piney hop. The taste isn’t off-putting but it’s an odd combination: coffee and caramel and dark malts, plus citrus and grassy hop. Medium-heavy body; medium stickiness. I appreciate 7th Son’s candor with this one, and this has a number of elements of a really good beer, but they don’t all play well together. starcross (77) - Indiana, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Had at brewery and from a bottle. Dark pour with thick tan head. Sticky lacing as head dissipates. Has a milk chocolate first taste with some citrus aftertaste. Overall a very quality brew. Well done.
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On draught at the tap room. The beer pours a dark brown color with a medium thick and foamy light beige head that diminishes gradually. Sticky rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and hops. Medium-bodied with flavors of roast malt, sweet chocolate and citrusy hops. The finish is sweet malt up front with a fruity hops aftertaste. Pretty good all around.
bluejacket74 (1996) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - DEC 14, 2014
750 ml bottle, I think it’s relatively fresh since I believe Seventh Son just started bottling this one a month or so ago. Label says 8.5% ABV. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours dark brown with about an inch and a half tan head that hung around a while. There’s also a lot of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, oranges/orange peel, dark bread and piney hops. It tastes like citrusy hops (orange peel, tropical fruit, grapefruit), roasted malt, nuts, chocolate, coffee, and some grainy malt/dark bread. As the beer warms, the citrus and chocolate flavors became stronger compared to the others. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit slick and is well carbonated. Overall I liked this a lot. It’s a good hoppy brown ale, or as Seventh Son says on the label it’s a Double India Brown Ale. It’s always nice to see local breweries make good brews like this! $10.99 a bottle. ARH (1141) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2014
On tap, poured into a sampler glass. Notes of grass and herb start this one off, with some toast and a burnt ember and smokey quality. The dark, oil, opaque caramel beer has a dense, tan head with a medium-thick ring, a wide island, and a good lacing. The taste is highly bitter with a medium sweetness. It’s texture is chewy and viscous with a fuzzy carbonation with a full, malty body containing roasty notes of grain, burnt bread, and tootsie rolls with a dark chocolate finish as well as oranges and a burnt quality late. Bread and chocolate linger in the aftertaste. alexsdad06 (11414) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Draft at Hopgeist 2014. Pours a clear brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have a nice roasted malt, mild coffee, a hint of caramel, some citrus and resiny hops, very interesting mix of flavors and aroma, there is something about brown ales in Ohio being different in a good way. drsordr (2973) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Draft sample at Hopgeist 2014 pour cola brown. Nose nice mix of tropical fruit hop and chocolate roast, with sweet malt. Taste again great mix of roast and hop. Didn’t think that citrus, mango, coffee, and chocolate could play in the same sandbox but they do well. DrSilverworm (10000) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Taster at Hopgeist 2014. On tap, looked like. Slightly reddish brown color. Good khaki head. Leaves good reaches of lace. Looks great, really. Good, mildly spicy, earthy hop aroma. Nice chocolate, nutty notes, mild roast, hint of coffee. Nice citrusy piney hop, some grapefruit. Really great best-of-both-worlds example of what I love in a dark IPA. Bigger bitter taste, kind of mild to moderate sweet. Alcohol works well. Nice assertiveness, without being overly dry.