Aurelius (5682) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2017
Nice, throwback whiskey-style bottle, bad label. Very dark brew, light beige head. Really nice, pruney, aley aroma. Tannic, roasted. A little thin-bodied, low carbonation, lots of English aley-ness going on - some leather, lightly sweet, tea-bitter, raisins/plums/prunes. An interesting brew for me, in my wheelhouse, but maybe slightly disappointing in the palate and finish. Beer Stop, Tallahassee. McGarnigle (660) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 9, 2017
I love the bottle shape of St. Peter’s, and this label is livelier than the rest of their line. Dark beer, hold it up to the light and you can see it is dark red. Light carbonation. The first thing I notice is a strong roast flavor, almost to the point of ash. The issue is the body itself is perhaps a touch too light. Complex fruit? Hmmm, it is buried more than I’d like. Still, a decent beer. ttoadee (1690) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2017
Deep, clean amber pour, fading head. Nose is cherries in malt. Bittersweet. Middle is charred malt, soft cherries, little brown leather. Finish is bittersweet malt. obguthr (6921) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2017
Yeast and mild treacle nose. Ruby black, thin tan head. Charred oak, treacle, not very sweet. Light body, soft carbonation. Rather like a schwarzbier-bitter blend. DavidWoodruff (631) - Windsor, California, USA - FEB 27, 2017
Dark brown with a reddish hue and very thin short-lived head. Aroma, toffee, nuts, malt and dried fruit. Roasty flavors with some dry maltiness. Bitterness takes away from the nice balance of dark and caramel malts. Not bad but bitterness seem out of place.
BeerdedDave (2041) - Beckley, USA - FEB 20, 2017
reddish brown color with a big, foamy head; malty, nutty aroma; light bodied, nutty, bready malt flavor; lightly hopped degbert (1776) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2017
Bottle. Pours a hazy chestnut brown with a slight ring head. Nose is sweet, fruity, and smoky, with elements of date syrup and dried figs, opening up into some salinity. On the tongue, it’s like someone added dates to a brown ale, which is not a bad thing; it’s a bitter with training wheels, designed to suck Americans into the wonderfulness that is English beer. I approve. Finish is rich, soft, and clean, with nut and mushroom elements. I like it. I’d drink more. ordybill (1815) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - DEC 6, 2016
Poured from a 500 ML bottle into a pint glass at the World of Beer in Columbia, SC. The appearance was a murky puddle of light brown with a small head. The aroma literally smelled like a drying peat bog. For those who have never experienced one, that is not a complement. The taste was the worst aspect of this hot mess. This beer was straight up terrible. superspak (6363) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - NOV 20, 2016
500 ml bottle into imperial pint glass, bottled on 11/4/2015. Pours crystal clear dark reddish brown color with a thin lace cap for a head, and light spotty lacing clinging on the glass. Good appearance. Aromas of caramel, brown sugar, toasted dark bread, herbal, and pepper; with lighter notes of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toffee, nuttiness, fruit, and roast/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt, earthy hops, and light fruity yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of big caramel, brown sugar, toasted dark bread, herbal, and pepper; with lighter notes of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toffee, nuttiness, fruit, and roast/toasted earthiness. Moderate herbal/spicy hop and roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, toasted dark bread, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, herbal, pepper, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, earthy hops, and light fruity yeast flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance; and a bit of lingering hop/roast astringency after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from bitterness, increasing through the glass. Light carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/grainy/sticky, and lightly chalky/resinous mouthfeel that is good. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.2%. Overall this is a nice Brown ale/ESB style. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, earthy hops, and light fruity yeast flavors; very smooth and easy to drink, despite the rough bitterness on the finish. A nicely enjoyable offering. dwyerpg (6578) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 21, 2016
This is a pretty nice beer. A little bit of spice in the malt. Nice color. A simple but pretty tasty beer.