BlackBeerPG (894) - Darien, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2015 doboy (424) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - SEP 6, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dave brought this back for me. Sweet aroma. Pours dark brown with a tan head that was light but nice. Taste was sweet malt. Mouth feel was good. Aftertaste was a bit bitter but not bad. It was an OK beer.
Taste: semi sweet, malt, smooth, nutty.
Copper color, mild yeast nose.
Tan refine head, medium body JohnGalt1 (1721) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 31, 2015
2 finger head dies back leaving nice lace.. brew reminds me of a slightly hazy iced tea.
aroma is light caramel malt with a little bit of nuttiness.. a little bit of yeasty fruitiness.. mild spicy hop nose.
flavor is mild.. but very pleasant... pale malts with a little bit of caramel... biscuity.. lightly toasted.. minimal hop flavors.. body is lite/medium with medium but smooth carbonation.
I almost never pick this brew up.. but I probably should.. fairly good for the style.. this one tastes fairly fresh.. good session brew. Darkmagus82 (2303) - - JAN 13, 2015
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a chestnut color with a one finger of billowy just off white foam. The head has a decent persistence, fading to leave a nice level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of strong of a caramel smell mixed with a lightly toasted bready smell. Along with these aromas comes some smells of a nutty nature and a light hint of a dark fruit taste with a bit of plum and raisin.
Taste – The taste begins with a caramel sweetness matched with some flavors of a toasted bready and slightly nutty taste. As the taste advances, the toasted flavors fade a bit all while the caramel grows more intense in nature. With the roasted flavors fading, the bready toasted bready taste takes on a bit of a more bready/doughty flavor, all while at the same time a little bit of a grassy flavor comes to the tongue. At the very end, a little bit of an earthy flavor joins the taste profile, leaving one with a moderately sweet, somewhat lightly roasted and nutty flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the on the thinner and crisper side with a carbonation level that is a tad high. A little thicker of a body and lighter carbonation level may have been slightly better for the style and flavors, accentuating the sweeter caramel and toasted notes a bit better, but overall for the lighter abv., the feel was pretty good.
Overall. An alright brew overall, but nothing all that exceptional, as it lacks a real flavor depth and body that would have stepped up its game a bit.
cubs (10714) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Bill Becker (1806) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - AUG 28, 2014
In the can @ the rake dungeon. Thanks to [email protected]
@@ for grabbing me this in Lander, WY. Pours a reddish brown appearance with a nice lasting brown head. Some candy/toffee/burnt sugar, earth, and herbal notes in the aroma. Medium body. Not overly sweet. Moderate herbal bitterness. Some nutty notes in addition to some brown sugar. Ok.
Poured from 12oz bottle(best by Mar 2007) at room temp a deep amber with a smallish head of foam that quickly shrinks to a fine layer with some lacing.
The smell is an interesting mix of caramel malt, hoppiness, and nuttiness.
The taste on first sip is mostly a light dash of sweet malt followed by some hop bitterness(not citrusy) that intensifies and maximizes to and through the finish.
After a few more sips, I’m getting a nutty flavour along with some grain and biscuit. This is pretty good but could be better if the not so pleasant bitterness was subdued a bit. Well, I have to say that it *is* at least interesting and different.(especially for the style it is listed as)
Bottom line: A strange example of the style that doesn’t quite do it for me but *is* worth trying at least once.
jefcon (1935) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Nice and toasty, a little thin, rustic grain profile and a punch of pine and citrus from the hops. Ibrew2or3 (8814) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Cask pour at the brewpub where it has a deep murky amber body that has thin copper edges and supports a tan head. The aroma offers up malts, mild roasted malts, and a touch of chocolate malts. The taste is cask pour smoothness that delivers easy roasted malts and then a mix of earthy malts and grassy hops. It then flows toward a bit of dark roasted malts as the finish approaches. Pretty nice. snoworsummer (6076) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 8, 2014
From a can from the brewery. Pours clear medium brown with a fizzy, bubbly off white head and decent lacing. Tastes like nutty, malty grains, lightly roasted, slightly sweet with a dry feel. Smells like sweet and musky malt. sonnycheeba (6360) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Can from brewery. Pours clear light brown/ruby with creamy off-white head. Aroma is faint with notes of toasted and caramel malts, light fig, and some floral notes. Flavor is dry malts forward, faint woody bitterness, and faint raisin esters; dry, bitter finish. Light/medium body and medium carbonation. MikeJslc (778) - Alabama, USA - FEB 5, 2014
Brown, clear, off-white head. Grainy, nutty, biscuit, cocoa, clean, easy-drinking.