Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2012
Thanks to raveskdr for bringing this can over the other night. Served in a Mikasa tulip.
Pours a clear brown color with a small tan head that diminishes somewhat quickly, leaving behind an average amount of lacing as it falls to a collar.
The nose has some nice toasted bread notes along with brown sugar and caramel. There’s a touch of maple coming through as it warms and heading into the flavor. Moderate sweetness and a light bitterness coming off of a medium body that’s slightly boozy.
Malt bomb here, though fairly well done and appropriate for the style with enough bitterness to carry it through. Perhaps a bit too boozy for the alcohol volume, but otherwise fairly nice. AdamChandler (5051) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - APR 18, 2012
Acquired this as an extra in a trade. Stuck it in the fridge, poured it into a pint glass and enjoyed. Only identifier for age is #396 on the bottom of the can.
illinismitty (2271) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 4, 2012
A - 3-Finger coffee colored head. This is the exact definition of a creamy head. Very tight bubbles, great head lacing. Very nice.Ale is dark brown to light black. Almost no light gets through.
S - Roasted malts is what I get first followed by caramel and brown sugar. There’s a bit of bready notes to this beer. Reminds me a lot of a Newcastle.
T - Well, this is a very sweet beer. It’s a bit more boozy than I expected. I can taste the alcohol pretty easy. Roasted and Caramel malts, nuttines is there as well, Similar to Newcastle mixed with an Old ale mixed with some Belgian Strong ale. It’s just very very sweet and that’s a turn off.
M - 50/50 carbonation, medium bodied, slipper mouth feel, not dry at all. Lingering caramel and syrup taste.
O - Its an okay beer. I wouldn’t buy or drink this again.
Can from C Bass. Pours brown with a tan head. Aroma of sweet ale esters and caramelly malts. Lighter side of medium bodied with average carbonation. Nice amount of caramelly and light chocolate maltiness, with very little bitterness. A tad on the sweet side. Not as good as Oskar Blues Old Chub. Rustyham (1836) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2012
Very fruity aroma, sweet grapefruit tangerines, palate is sweet and light, very good. Slight caramel, lots of flavor despite a thin JoeTheYounger (1183) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Can from Stfun. Aroma is toffee and alcohol. Reddish dark black cherry cola color. Taste is sweet and malty with some toffee roast and almost a vodka like taste in the finish. Better than i was expecting.
kbutler1 (1381) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Can. Pours a dark reddish managing color which includes some floaters! Dark fruit, peat, and caramel. Loads of caramel in the taste with a slight bitterness. A slight smokiness as well. There is a strange tartness to this that is underlying in the nose and taste that’s those me a little. Overall, not bad. Medium mouthfeel. ryanfolty (2545) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - FEB 5, 2012
Date: February 5, 2012 Mode: Can Source: Misterbeer Description: Semi-opaque dark brown with large head and some lacing. Aroma is malty, caramel, spice and alcohol. Taste is similar to aroma with somewhat dry finish. Wasn’t expecting much, but this was tasty. JoePeesie (925) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2012
FoBAB 11’ Way better than expected. Pours a deep down with off white head. Nose is of Rye, malts, and bourbon. Very well balance and dangerously drinkable. nwiseman (202) - Norwich, Connecticut, USA - JAN 2, 2012
From can. Pours more brown than ruby with little head. Aroma like a port with raisins, figs, and a nutty aspect. Sweet and boosy, but also smoky and a little spicy. Little carbonation, frothy, and lingering warmth. Pretty good, but seems to be missing something. eyelovebeer (14) - Alabama, USA - DEC 23, 2011
The worst $20 I’ve ever spent. Hate to say that because I had expected great things...They must have used a specialty batch at GABF because this shit wouldn’t have been top 20 at the ’fest that I know. Waay too boozy, over priced and lacked sufficient flavor. Tasted like Wee Mac blended with Popov vodka. Palate was thin, watery, and the booze covered up anything until it was way past the palate. The taste (or whatever was left after the burn) was lightly roasted, with some very subtle vanilla and caramel flavors. Very remotely resembled a scotch ale, but I personally feel like the Wee Mac was much closer to the style than this garbage, which sucks to say because that tastes more like a brown ale than anything. Can’t believe they are gouging the customers that made them so big pay this much for something so lackluster. $5 growlers are nice on Fridays, but $20 for this is inexcusable.